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Amp Fiddler / Sly & Robbie / Inspiration Information
Album:Inspiration Information Collection:Reggae
Artist:Amp Fiddler / Sly & Robbie Added:10/2008

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Add Date:2008-10-26 Pull Date:2008-12-28 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-10-27 
Amp Fiddler / Sly & Robbie - Inspiration Information
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/22/08
Soul/Funk/Reggae collaboration between a “Detroit Soul maverick” and the riddim section who needs no introduction. Only about three tracks are straight-up Reggae, although the album is self-designated as such, but many tracks have a one-drop drum pattern and strong island feel. Recorded in three days for a minty-fresh feel. Very soulful vocals, and of course the music is terrific.
No FCCs detected. All tracks good, I probly like 11 best.
1. 4:25 ***a bit downtempo and relaxed funky strut, vocals delivered in a glitchy style.
2. 4:12 **a bit uptempo, slightly jazzy, mildly funky, sweet vocal harmonies.
3. 3:38 ***midtempo syncopated bop, lush sound.
4. 4:31 **midtempo wiggly skank, rather stream-of-consciousness love song.
5. 4:33 ***very groovy funky riddim from Sly & Robbie, timely reworking of an older idea. Play before Election Day!
6. 4:34 ***uptempo funky reggae shuffle, religious lyrics.
7. 4:47 **slow and relaxed soul one-drop, love song.
8. 4:11 ***strong midtempo dancehall. Good sound.
9. 4:34 ***classic midtempo reggae bubble
10. 4:17 **odd, insecty electronics, then slinky downtempo skank.
11. 4:27 ****downtempo smooth jazzy funk, upful lyrics. LONG fade.
12. 3:55 ***fine midtempo skank with lots of groove, call for global stewardship.

Track Listing
1.Crazy Day 7.I Believe In You
2.Drama Inside 8.Serious
3.I Fell On The Wagon 9.Lonely
4.U 10.Vibrationship
5.Blackhouse (Paint The White House Black) 11.Changes
6.Be Alright 12.This World