Ricky Barnett - It's Because British Product Audio Samples Available

It's Because by Ricky Barnett

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Reggae, CD, Album, Independent
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  1. 1. Medley- Sweet Chariot-Fly Away
  2. 2. It's Because
  3. 3. Joy In The Lord (Remix)
  4. 4. I Thank You
  5. 5. People Need To Know
  6. 6. Confession
  7. 7. Blessed Assurance
  8. 8. I Won't Be Ashamed
  9. 9. What Have You Got To Say
  10. 10. A Little Bit More
  11. 11. His Name Is Jesus
  12. 12. Come Let Us Worship (Remix)
  13. 13. The New Jerusalem
  14. 14. It's Plain To See
  15. 15. Lord I Lift You Up
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Reviewed by Peter Dilley

Even with a solo recording project, it helps to have a good team of musicians around you. Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Ricky Barnett joined forces with producer and keyboard player/programmer David Goode, Jason Collins (keyboards) and the excellent Robie Sisters (backing vocals), and their combined talents lift the production standards of Ricky's self-financed debut well into the professional category. Opening with a medley of the traditional "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "Fly Away", followed by the title cut, relaxed reggae grooves soon emerge as the dominant flavour, but it's certainly not the whole story. "Joy In The Lord" is wah-wah driven funk, ragamuffin-style rapping from Gamma Man punctuates gospel/soul ballad "People Need To Know", and Ricky veers off in Barry White direction (smooooth!) on his interpretation of "Blessed Assurance", "The New Jerusalem" and "Lord I Lift You Up", a track which also features bizarre use of a keyboard pitch bend control. A few tracks seem to run a bit on the long side ("I Thank You" clocks more than seven minutes) so don't always totally hold your attention, but in most respects, Ricky and his associates have made a decent go of it.

Style: Reggae
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 2425
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent RB3043
Items: 1
Release Date: 2000

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