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Never Give Up
Fred Locks
Never Give Up
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Fred Locks
Title: Never Give Up
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Vp Records
Original Release Date: 3/24/1998
Re-Release Date: 4/14/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 054645151122, 054645151146, 054645151160

CD Reviews

Peter Mung | Chicago, IL USA | 09/10/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Roots reggae lovers will not be disappointed with this Fattis Burrell-produced set of spiritually charged songs. A reworking of Locks' classic from the mid 70's, "Black Star Liners" shines with his voice in peak form and the music heavy yet sparse. The Riddim Twins- Sly & Robbie, provide solid backing along with saxophonist extraordinaire Dean Fraser and some fine female backing vocals. Fred hits hard with the opening track "Come Now" which sounds somewhat reminiscent of Yabby You's "Run Come Rally". The song is a strong rallying cry for Jah children to unite and prepare to move on to the promised land. "Throw Down Your Arms" rings out an appropriate warning to purveyors of violence who as Fred firmly states will feel the wrath of God. Locks' voice, somewhere between Luciano and Dennis Brown, is in excellent form with Burrell and the Xterminator crew providing solid framework. "Don't Wait For Me" finds Locks righteously chastising his lady for "waiting around for him" because she is suspicious of his whereabouts. He sets her straight with pure truth, adding that there must be trust. A terrfic album with every song co-written by Locks. "Never Give Up" should find strong support as a collection that affirms faith and provides wise counsel. This reviewer (who is also a reggae radio DJ) gives a seal of approval on this and car stereo ready: turn it up!"