Capleton Still Blazin'

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CD Details

  • Released: February 25, 2002
  • Label: VP Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 3/1/02, p.81
"...old-school songs alternating with his signature breathless raps....for Marley fans wanting an update on trenchtown culture..." - Rating: B
CMJ - 3/25/02, p.10
"...A nice example of Capleton's musical evolution and broadened horizons..."
Vibe - 4/02, p.162
4 discs out of 5 - "...As urgent as breaking news....Crucial music for crucial times."
Mojo (Publisher) - 8/02, p.21
"...Puts more emphasis on traditional roots reggae rhythms, so is ideally tailored for mainstream audiences..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Search Fi a Find - (Patois)
  • 2.Behold - (Patois, featuring Morgan Heritage)
  • 3.Mashing up the Earth - (Patois)
  • 4.I Will Survive - (Patois)
  • 5.Fire Pause (Interlude)
  • 6.Woah
  • 7.Punchline 2 Hit - (Patois)
  • 8.Cann Tan Yah
  • 9.Hail King Selassie - (Patois, featuring Luciano)
  • 10.Cooyah Cooyah - (Patois)
  • 11.Pure Woman - (Patois)
  • 12.Boom Sound - (Patois)
  • 13.How It Ago - (Patois)
  • 14.Guerilla Warfare - (Patois)
  • 15.Red Red Red - (Patois)
  • 16.In Your Eyes - (Patois)
  • 17.Mi Deyah
  • 18.Jah Gonna Work It Out - (featuring Glen Washington)
  • 19.I & I Chant - (Patois)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Capleton, Ian Forester (guitar); Courtney Panton (keyboards).
Producers include: C. Bailey, Norman "Bullpus" Bryan, Stuart "African Star" Brown, Blacka Dread, Leroy "Sugar Roy" Moore.
Engineers include: Michael "Finga" Green, Roland McDermott, Paul Daley.
STILL BLAZING was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album.
Personnel: Earl "Chinna" Smith , Barbara Naps, Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen, Mitchum Chin (guitar); Dean Fraser, Andrew Campbell (horns); Christopher Birch, Courtney Panton, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Paul Crossdale, Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin (keyboards); Style Scott, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Sly Dunbar (drums); Alvin Haughton, Bongo Herman (percussion).
Recording information: Anchor Recording; Black Scorpio Recording Studio; Digital-B; H.C&F Recording Studio; Mixing Lab Recording; Sir Tommy; Tuff Gong.
Photographer: William Richards.
Capleton spent most of the '90s espousing his deep Rastafarian beliefs although he ended up clocking time on Def Jam working with rappers like Q-Tip and Method Man in courting a crossover audience. STILL BLAZIN' finds the raspy-voiced singer in the midst of playing to his core dancehall audience who've stayed with him even when he gave up singing sexually explicit material in favor of music of a more conscientious nature. Typical of his ever present piousness are songs like the soaring duet with fellow dancehall legend Luciano "Hail King Selassie," dub-basted Glen Washington team-up "Jah Is Gonna Work It Out," and vibrant "Behold," featuring family unit Morgan Heritage. STILL BLAZIN' finds Capleton still carrying the spark of inspired musical creativity tempered by steadfast beliefs.

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