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Looking Back
Gregory Isaacs
Looking Back
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
 
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As the title implies, Gregory Isaacs' album, Looking Back, is a retrospective of past performances, but it's not a greatest-hits package. In fact, the peculiar liner notes describe in great detail his biggest singles--none...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gregory Isaacs
Title: Looking Back
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ras
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Reggae, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 060768969926, 021823319629, 021823319643

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As the title implies, Gregory Isaacs' album, Looking Back, is a retrospective of past performances, but it's not a greatest-hits package. In fact, the peculiar liner notes describe in great detail his biggest singles--none of which is actually on the album. What is on the album is a selection from early in Isaacs' career of hard-to-find tracks, most of them reggae remakes of uncredited North American standards, ranging from jazzman Fats Waller's "Write Myself a Letter" to country diva Skeeter Davis' "End of the World"; from crooner Nat King Cole's "Looking Back" to frat-rocker Mark Lindsay's "Silver Bird." He has such a disarming, fluid tenor that he personalizes even the unlikeliest numbers and turns them into charmers. --Geoffrey Himes