NOTE: jacket has one lightly dented corner but VINYL IS MINT & SEALED
It was 2013 when we first heard that Barrington Levy was working on an acoustic album of his hits. The forthcoming album, titled AcousticaLevy, represents the first studio album by the enigmatic singer since 1998’s Living Dangerously. Levy burst upon the scene in the late 1970s, a diminutive youth with a signature golden voice who, along with producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes and the Roots Radics band, ushered in the early dancehall era of reggae, changing the sound and vibe of the music forever. Throughout the early 1980s, Levy was one of the most popular and prolific artists in the game before moving to the UK and teaming up with producer Jah Screw. With Screw, Barrington Levy would record many of the timeless hits that made him one of the most celebrated vocalists to ever emerge from the Jamaican music scene. Songs like “Murdera,” “Under Me Sensi,” “Prison Oval Rock,” “Black Roses,” and “Here I Come” are modern classics that are still highly regarded by fans today, allowing Levy to pack houses throughout the US and Europe.
AcousticaLevy is a phenomenal album which features the unmistakable signature voice of the man known affectionately as the “mellow canary.” Featuring brilliant guitar work from Lamont “Monty” Savory of the C Sharp band, the album includes fifteen tracks, all of which were voiced by Barrington Levy between 2012 and 2014 at Mixing Lab Studios. Levy’s voice is raw and unfiltered – every bit as soulful and smooth as it was when he burst upon the sound system scene in the late 1970s, catching the ears of Jamaica’s top producers. Unlike many of today’s lackluster singers, whose voices often require modulation, Levy’s voice stands alone, unmodulated, and backed by nothing more than an acoustic guitar.
|A2||Life Is Great||4:14|
|A3||Unda Mi Sensi||4:55|
|B2||Teach The Youth||4:38|
|B5||Here I Come||4:18|