Those who despair that reggae hasn't been the same since the passing of Bob Marley will rejoice when they listen to Buju Banton. Without sounding like an imitation, Banton ...seems to have derived the most of his stylistic inspiration from Marley. This is melodic reggae with an irresistible beat that's easily accessible to those who might not be hard-core reggae fans, without appearing watered-down or "commercialized."
Banton uses '90s technology to carry on Marley's positive-song tradition--there's electronic percussion, but it blends in seamlessly. His voice is a bit similar to Marley's, but is somewhat raspier, and occasionally slips into a rap-influenced dancehall style. Banton even incorporates a bit of dub (echo, reverb and spacy special effects) into his songs, without losing the melodic flow ("My Woman Now"). INNA HEIGHTS will put some bounce into your day.
Engineers include: Michael Cooper, Steven Stanley, Andre Tyrell.
Personnel: Buju Banton (vocals); Beres Hammond (vocals); Keith Stanley, Steven Stanley (keyboards); Michelle Jackson, Danny Browne, Twiggy, Dorette Wisdom, Pam Hall, Juliet Nelson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Kelly ; Steven Stanley ; Tony Kelly.
Recording information: Main Street Studios; Penthouse Recording Studio; Tuff Going Recording Stuido; Tuff Gong Recording Studio.
Photographer: Richard Simpson.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dalton Browne; David Cole; Dean Fraser; Donald Dennis; Funky; Fluxy; Frank Burt; Andrew Thomas ; C-Sharp; C. Sharp; Egbert Evans; Keith Green; Mafia ; Ras Shiloh; Sly Dunbar; Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson; Steven "Lenky" Marsden; Robert Browne.
Personnel includes: Buju Banton, Beres Hammond (vocals); Michelle Jackson (spoken vocals); Steven Stanley (keyboards); Twiggy, Dorette Wisdom, Danny Browne, Pam Hall, Juliet Nelson, Jamali (background vocals); Frank Burt, Keith Green, C. Sharp, Steven Marsden, Sly Dunbar, Donald Dennis, O.D., Andrew Thomas, Dean Fraser, Mafia, Fluxy, Wycliffe Johnson, David Cole, Egbert, Robert Browne, Toots Hibbert, Red Rat.