Reggatta Mondatta, A Reggae Tribute To The Police - various artists

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Reggatta Mondatta, A Reggae Tribute To The Police - various artists

Title:Reggatta Mondatta, A Reggae Tribute To The Police - various artists
Medium:1CD
Label:Ark21
Catalogue number:61868 10012 2
Release date:29-07-1997
Tracks:
  1. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Chaka Demus & Pliers
  2. Roxanne - Aswad
  3. Spirits In The Material World - Pato Banton featuring Sting
  4. Jamaican In New York - Shinehead
  5. Every Breath You Take - Betty Wright
  6. One World (Not Three) - Ziggy Marley and Sting
  7. Message In A Bottle - Maxi Priest
  8. Can't Stand Losing You - Steel Pulse
  9. Darkness - Los Pericos
  10. Walking On The Moon - Sly & Robbie featuring Ambilique
  11. The Bed's Too Big Without You - Sheila Hylton
  12. Wrapped Around Your Finger (instrumental) - Jazz Jamaica featuring Courtney Pine
Remarks:Inspired by the ethnic undertones and organic themes in the music, Reggatta Mondatta highlights the ethereal elements that made The Police universally appealing. This remarkable tribute album features rapturous renditions, some old some new, of classic Police tunes. Sting has also contributed to the legacy by playing and singing on the tracks by Pato Banton and Ziggy Marley. Tracks include "Message in a Bottle" from one of Britain's preeminent crossover reggae artists, Maxi Priest; Britain's Grammy-nominated, top reggae outfit Aswad's striking version of "Roxanne", and seminal R&B singer Betty Wright's provocative version of "Every Breath You Take"; "One World (Not Three)" performed by reggae heir Ziggy Marley with help from Sting. Long-time Police fans, Sly and Robbie, "the Riddim Twins", offer an insistent version of "Walking on the Moon" with singer Amblilique; Jazz Jamaica are leaders of a new movement that reintegrated jazz into a contemporary Jamaican groove. The track "Wrapped Around Your Finger" features saxophone player Courtney Pine, who pioneered the dramatic transformation of the British jazz scene. Sheila Hylton's "The Bed's Too Big Without You" and Shinehead's classic version of "Jamaican in New York", were already reggae hits, whose popularity demanded their inclusion on this anthology.

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