Dimension International Records and Zojak World Wide are pleased to announce the release of the compilation discs, Reggae Train 1 & 2. A master collection of roots and dancehall, Reggae Train 1 & 2 presents a who’s who on the scene. From Capleton to Sanchez, Morgan Heritage to Glen Washington, Dean Fraser to Luciano, Reggae Train 1 & 2 is going where reggae and dancehall fans want to go. They are now available on Itunes and fine e-tailers everywhere.
Reggae Train 1 makes a strong statement with the first song to leave the station, Morgan Heritage’s “What’s Going On”. The original one-drop is a personal, conscious plea for positive vibes in the dance and a classic offering from the royal family of reggae, which is currently pursuing solo projects. And Reggae Train 1 includes Anthony B’s “God Above Everything” on the same riddim. And the train doesn’t slow down. Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks (Time A Go Dread”), Beres Hammond (“Come Way”), Glen Washington (“Weeping & Wailing”), and Sanchez (“Incomplete”) only add fuel to the fire. Reggae Train 1 collects the proper mix of dancehall, consciousness and lover’s reggae. Beenie Man pops off a catchy joint on “Magnificent” while Frankie Paul & Jah Brilliant are featured in a singer versus deejay sparring session on “Work” and Elephant Man shows he can tear up a one-drop as much as a dancehall beat on the catchy “War”. Luciano and Ambassador team up on “Meet You In Zion” for an honest roots combination channeling solidarity. Easy B comes forward with a tune for the herbalists , “I Find The Cure” and Capleton voices his approval on the record. Reggae Train 1 closes with a wicked riddim set. Based on a minimal, acoustic riff and percussion, featuring Anthony B (“Storm Is Over”), General Pecus (“Me Want De Youths Dem Fi Know”), Glen Ricks (“Ali Holy”) and Mikey Spice (“It’s All In The Game”), the riddim set is just the right way to switch trains, to Reggae Train 2.
Reggae Train 2 starts with a block of songs cut from Dean Fraser’s Name Brand Riddim. Lukie D, a founding member of the lover’s harmony group L.U.S.T., is the first to launch right into his signature smooth talking on “With Me Again” and Cobra’s edgy street sensibilities mix up well with Dean’s the horn-driven melody. Two exclusive tracks from Anthony B (“Come For”, “Storm Is Over”) show the veteran hasn’t lost the knack for meaningful lyrics and innate energy that have made him a household name. Another block of roots from the duo of Glen Washington and Easy B (“Weeping & Wailing”, “What’s This I Feel”) will have hips moving and feet stomping in no time. Dean Fraser joins Luciano and Ambassador on the wonderfully dub influenced “Meet You In Zion” and Glen Ricks’ issue’s a bluesy spiritual call to unity on “Ali Holy” that none will be able to ignore. Sizzla’s returns to his deejay roots on the powerful “Swallowfield” before the album concludes with a bang from Anthony B (“Defend Yourself”), the timeless Capleton (“Earthquake In Zion”) and Bounty Killer (“Entourage”, “Hardcore”).
On their own, Reggae Train 1 & 2 will be a crucial addition to every collection. But clearly, the sum is greater than the individual parts so that Reggae Train 1 & 2 will take you to the only destination possible, complete satisfaction.
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