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Reggatta Mondatta 2: Reggae Tribute to Police
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Featuring an even more eclectic range of artists, R.M. Vol. 2 is just as strong and sometimes even more interesting than its predecessor. The full gamut of reggae style, from rock steady to dancehall, is present once again... more »
Featuring an even more eclectic range of artists, R.M. Vol. 2 is just as strong and sometimes even more interesting than its predecessor. The full gamut of reggae style, from rock steady to dancehall, is present once again to reinterpret the songs of Police, who themselves drew much inspiration from reggae. Pre-Police giants like Toots and the Maytals, Inner Circle, and Third World, contemporaries Aswad, Freddy McGregor, Bim Sherman, and newer stars like Louchie Lou, Rayvon, Shaggy, and Big Mountain all make stalwart contributions, reemphasizing how strong reggae's legacy of stars is now, and the 10 songs (including "Don't Stand So Close to Me," "So Lonely," and "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da") are testament once again to the writing skills of Sting and Co. --Derek Rath
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Bouncy Electronic 'reggae' does no justice to Police tunes.
Mike Reed | 07/31/1998
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I had high hopes that this would be a cool album, as I am a huge Police fan. However, I was quite dissappointed.All of the tracks pretty much sound the same, with uninteresting electronic rhythms and uninspired vocals, completely the opposite of the original creations of The Police. This album is, in my opinion, a great disservice to the amazing catalog of music produced by The Police. It's too bad that today's 'alternative' artists don't put together a proper Police tribute album, as they are the folks that have really been influenced by The Police."
Bob Marley Meets The Police
Andyman (HEYCOOL1@hotmail.com) | Toronto, Canada | 03/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who is a fan of The Police should seriously check out this compilation. The reinterpreted songs have a fresh new sound, which is not necessarily better than the originals, but simply different. However, in my opinion, anything different is good. The rhythm and beats of these jamming grooves admittedly makes my head nod and my feet tap. I actually preferred the reggae versions of the songs "So Lonely", "King of Pain" and "Demolition Man" (this coming from a guy who's a huge fan of The Police). The song I enjoyed immensely was "Man in a Suitcase", covered by Big Mountain. The tempo is much slower than the original and the words not as slurred. I could describe each song in detail, but I suggest that you sample the CD for yourself and I would be happy to know what your opinions are. By the way, Volume 1 is not bad, but the songs on Volume 2 are probably superior. If you get both, the only thing you'll be missing is the Caribbean sun shining down on you and the white sand under your feet (pardon this corny expression, but it's what I envision when I listen to these songs)!"
'Reggatta Mondatta' - Police Tribute,Volume 2 (Ark 21)
Mike Reed | USA | 12/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Personally,I liked Volume 1 a tad better.I never heard of most of these artists on here.I played this disc at a party recently and a few of the others that were present thought 'Reggatta...' was decent.Keep in mind that reggae isn't one of my favorite genres anyway.I took sort of a vote and a couple others tend to agree with me that the better cuts were "So Lonely" by Aswad,"Demolition Man" by Rayvon(perhaps the best track)and "De Do Do Do Do,De Da Da Da Da" by Third World.See what you think.By the way,I've ALWAYS loved the Police."