Gregory Isaacs Soon Forward

Soon Forward
10% OFF
Rating 5.0
4 ratings
List Price: $12.99
Your Price: $11.69
You Save: $1.30 (10% Off)
Temporarily Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible

Save for Later
Format: CD
Item:  EMII 8106272
on most orders of $75
Brand New
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:

CD Details

  • Released: July 16, 2001
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 9/01, pp.132-3
4 stars out of 5 - "...The genre's 'Mr.Love'...gets straight to the point...offering persuasive invitations on 'Lonely Girl' and the title track..."
NME (Magazine) - 9/15/01, p.40
8 out of 10 - "...Arguably the gentle and melancholic singer's most complete album..."


  • 1.Universal Tribulation
  • 2.Mr. Brown
  • 3.Down the Line
  • 4.Lonely Girl
  • 5.Bumping and Boring
  • 6.My Relationship
  • 7.Slave Market
  • 8.Black Liberation Struggle
  • 9.Jah Music
  • 10.Soon Forward

Product Description:

Personnel: Gregory Isaacs (vocals); Deadly Headley, Bobby Ellis (horns); Gladstone Anderson (piano); Winston Wright (organ); Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Sly Dunbar (drums); Dennis Brown, Junior Delgado, Leroy Sibbles (background vocals).
Recording information: Channel One Studio.
Arranger: Gregory Isaacs.
One of the most crucial albums by reggae singing legend Gregory Isaacs, Soon Forward features an all-star lineup that includes the quintessential Sly and Robbie rhythm section as well as Dennis Brown on backing vocals. With all but one track produced by Isaacs himself, the sticky subtleties of instrumental dub resonate with a trance-inducing effect. Known for the pained purity of his vocal tone, Isaacs graces the microphone with every passing phrase. As he covers romantic territory on classic songs such as "Lonely Girl" and "Soon Forward," the Cool Ruler also sets fire to cultural themes on songs such as "Universal Tribulation" and "Black Liberation Struggle." Originally released in 1979, Soon Forward stands casually at the crossroads of roots reggae, dub, and dancehall. While it might not have been widely recognized outside of Jamaica back then, it is the type of album to stand up to the test of time. ~ Robert Gabriel

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 5.0
Based on 4 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Gregory Isaacs

Product Info:

  • UPC: 724381062722
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item