Label: GGs Records - GG 0025 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae
Originally released as two separate albums, the Heartbeat label now brings the pair together on one fabulous disc. And taken alongside My Number One and Love Is Overduethis brings together virtually the entire lexicon of recordings Isaacs cut with producer Alvin Ranglin during the mid- to late '70s. Best Of is a bit of a misnomer, even in its day, suggesting both volumes compiled hit singles.
In reality, the records mostly featured new material, with only a few recent chart busters thrown in for good measure, but events conspired to prove the accuracy of the titles. Volume One boasts the mighty "My Number One," which had already torn up the Jamaican chart, the seductive "Special Guest," the rootsy perfection of "No Speech," the exquisite pain of "Tear Drops," a sublime cover of "Willow Tree," the haunting "Cool Something Nice - Gregory Isaacs - Best Of Gregory Isaacs Volume 2 -- in fact, there's not a song on the record that didn't deserve single status.
Out of the aforementioned six, four were massive hits and swiftly gained classic status. Volume Two is fired by a quartet of tough cultural songs -- the fierce "A Riot," the simmering "Jailer," a heartfelt "Village of the Under Privileged," and the powerful return-to-Africa-themed "Border" -- intercut with lovers offerings, notably the evocative "Once Again" and the gorgeous "Tumbling Tears," another classic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae.
Styles Lovers Rock Reggae-Pop. Track Listing. Special Guest. Gregory Isaacs. Willow Tree. Hortense Ellis. Breaking Up. Double Attack. My Number One. No Speech, No Language. Tear Drops. Cool You. Look Before You Leap. No Footstool. A Riot. Once Ago. Each Day. Something Nice. Tumbling Tears. Village of the Under Privileged. Special Guest Gregory Isaacs.
Willow Tree Hortense Ellis. Double Attack Gregory Isaacs. My Number One Gregory Isaacs. Tear Drops Gregory Isaacs.
Cool You Gregory Isaacs. Freedom Gregory Isaacs. No Footstool Gregory Isaacs. A Riot Gregory Isaacs. Once Ago Gregory Isaacs. Jailer Gregory Isaacs. Each Day Gregory Isaacs.
Something Nice Gregory Isaacs. Tumbling Tears Gregory Isaacs. Village of the Under Privileged Gregory Isaacs. Payroll Gregory Something Nice - Gregory Isaacs - Best Of Gregory Isaacs Volume 2 . Border Gregory Isaacs.
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