Various – Love Is The Solution

by Jul 5, 2020Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Various – Love Is The Solution

Label: Mun Mun international | Format: DR | Street date: July 3, 2020

  1. George Nooks – Love Is The Solution
  2. Spanner Banner – Nuff Love
  3. Gregory Isaacs – Yes Baby
  4. Trilla Jenna – Hot
  5. King Lorenzo – Holding On To Love
  6. Wayne Lyrics – Life Is Important
  7. Lukie D – Smiling Face
  8. Harmony – I Can Be The One
  9. Empress Asher – Going On My Way
  10. Carl Greenidge – Love Is The Solution (Guitar Solo)
Various - Love Is The Solution

Originally released on several 7″ vinyl singles in about 2004, the UK-based Rude Productions Music Company has now released the 10-track digital-only album of the relicked Rocksteady riddim “I’m Just A Guy” called “Love Is The Solution”. Three years ago four vocal cuts by George Nooks, Lukie D, King Lorenzo and Wayne Lyrics respectively plus the dub version “I’m just A Dub” were digitally released on an EP entitled “I’m Just A Guy Riddim”.

Featured here are already known tunes by Jamaican veteran artists George Nooks, Spanner Banner, Wayne Lyrics, King Lorenzo, Lukie D and the late Gregory Isaacs that were produced by Emmanuel Rude Davies and Junior P. They are accompanied by some new cuts on a new interpretation of Alton Ellis’ much versioned Studio One backdrop from 1967. Each track on this album has its own uniqueness. Even with “Love Is The Solution” being a ‘one riddim’ album, this has been achieved by every single track being recorded and mixed on a separate day as well as vocals being recorded in different studios.

George Nooks, who rides the irresistible riddim in fine Dennis Brown-esque vocal style, kicks off with the title track, before Spanner Banner takes over with the delightful “Nuff Love”. Next comes Gregory Isaacs who delivers the great lovers piece “Yes Baby” in his inimitable crooner style. Trilla Jenna’s “Hot” is a nice effort, which is outmatched by King Lorenzo “Holding On To Love”. “Life Is Important” by Wayne Lyrics is a decent conscious singjay piece. Blessed with an easily identifiable and exceptional vocal style, Lukie D delivers the very enjoyable “Smiling Face”. Also very enjoyable to listen to is Harmony’s beautifully sung “I Can Be The One”. The incredibly talented singer/songwriter Empress Asher from Manchester UK shines on her smooth and soulful song “Going On My Way”.

This is quality reggae music. A must for all reggae music lovers.