It Sometimes Rains In Paradise

Marty Dread

Copyright Year(s): 2012
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
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Album Notes

When it comes to miles traveled and new ground broken, few in Hawai`i's music scene can hold a candle to Maui's Reggae Ambassador Marty Dread.

“It Sometimes Rains In Paradise” is packed with solid production, crafty hooks and strong messages throughout. In an era of cheap digital music production, this release sparkles with the warmth of two-inch tape and analog mixing. The opening track is a reinvention of “What I Am”, originally by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. The dub mix of same closes the album, both produced by London-based legend Gaudi, whose credits range from Bob Marley to Grandmaster Flash to Simple Minds. “Search I” describes a shakedown at the Canadian border, while “Late Night Special” is a classic lovers rock duet with undiscovered Maui talent Nara Boone.

Other gems include “Sending Flowers” with Pluto Shervington, and “Mama Song”, produced by Soul Syndicate Bassist Fully Fullwood. Country music cover “She Don’t Know”, "Must Be a Change", and “Gave It Up For Love” were all produced and tracked in Jamaica with the cream of Jamaican session players. Bringing the foundation message of classic reggae to a new era with vintage production values, “It Sometimes Rains in Paradise “ is a must for music lovers of all ages.

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