Various Artists

More Heartbeat Reggae Now!

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Heartbeat's most recent reggae anthology line extends into contemporary territory, including commendable outings by Beres Hammond and Garnet Silk, plus material by dancehall stars Tony Rebel, Frankie Paul and Baby Wayne (teaming with Dennis Brown). The roots and hardcore contingent will much prefer the tracks by Burning Spear, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Culture, Gregory Isaacs and the Abyssinians. The anthology demonstrates how much reggae production, emphasis and style have changed. An impressive gathering of reggae artists, with one foot in the past and another in the present.