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Middle-aged reggae from Stevie Face

10415724_10204797463717264_3220284939875357160_nJamaican singer Stevie Face – who has had several number one hits in his native Jamaica – has recently released his third album. My Time is, just like its predecessor Tell It Like It Is, mostly produced by award-winning producer Paul “Computer Paul” Henton.

The set is an 18 track combination of lovers rock, well-known covers and more rootsy efforts. It’s mostly slick and smooth and expect song titles like Never Give Up On You and Missing You So Much along with lines like “I’m not leaving, I need you in my life, baby, I may not have so much to give, no fancy cars, no privilege, but this is certain, my love is genuine” and “you got me weak in the knees, I can’t even sleep, believe me, baby”.

Da Lovin’ Yah Nice is lead single off the set. It’s an infectious effort voiced over a vintage Studio One riddim. Two collaborations are also included. Both with UK artists. One with Jack Radics and one with sophisticated lovers rock star Adele Harley.

Together with Adele Harley Stevie Face takes on Brotherhood of Man’s folk-pop classic United We Stand and it comes complete with orchestral strings and a grand chorus. Just as majestic is a bouncy version of U2’s Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

Stevie Face has a powerful tenor voice and My Time is a mature and catchy album with a rich sound, and it will probably go very well with more traditional reggae fans.

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Yet another sophisticated set from Adele Harley

adeleharleytimeless250When looking at the cover sleeve of British-born singer and songwriter Adele Harley’s second album Timeless it doesn’t tell you anything about its content. The sleeve is suitable for almost any genre.

Timeless is however reggae, the lovers rock kind. And just as with her debut album album Come into My Life she has again collaborated with acclaimed riddim duo Mafia & Fluxy.

And together they have crafted a sweet and sophisticated album with a mix of popular covers and timeless originals. It also featured legendary sax man Dean Fraser and a combination with the late John Holt.

It’s a mature album and Adele Harley certainly has a sweet and beautiful voice tailor-made for slick lovers rock, but Timeless also glances at ska, Rose Garden, and sweet vintage po, as on Venus.

Timeless is reggae for grown-ups and it definitely has an appropriate title.

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