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Messenger
Luciano
Messenger
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
Many expected this reggae mystic's sophomore international release to forsake his debut's laidback '70s tempos and melody lines, in favor of stepping up to more dense and fast-paced rock and pop-shaded tracks. But this apt...  more »

      
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All Artists: Luciano
Title: Messenger
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 4/30/1997
Re-Release Date: 4/14/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452426420, 0731452426420, 731452426413, 731452426444, 073145242642

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Many expected this reggae mystic's sophomore international release to forsake his debut's laidback '70s tempos and melody lines, in favor of stepping up to more dense and fast-paced rock and pop-shaded tracks. But this aptly titled CD sticks to its roots and still manages to beam a warm inclusiveness while spinning universal meaning from keenly felt personal experience. Like its predecessor, Messenger also yielded a lion's share of instant reggae anthems, largely because Luciano plies his formidable vocal and writing gifts towards the finest of intentions. Even the gently chiding "How Can You" side-steps the all-too-common reggae pitfalls of didactic rant and sweeping judgement. More typical of this deeply sensitive artist is a tune like "Never Give Up My Pride," guaranteed to swell your heart. --Elena Oumano

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Rhythmic reggae-upbeat and true
jeffermcb-420 | Portland Oregon | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rasta comes through in this clean, soul raising reggae masterpiece. Messenger grooves from the opening track to the final tune. Positive Vibrations!"