A Moment In Time
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||I Feel Good||Beres Hammond||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||No Good Bye||Beres Hammond||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Picking Up the Pieces||Beres Hammond||4:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Still Will Be Heaven||Beres Hammond||3:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Can't Say I Never Tried||Beres Hammond||4:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Friends?||Beres Hammond||4:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'll Live Again||Beres Hammond||5:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Talking Africa||Beres Hammond||4:26||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Bring It On||Beres Hammond||4:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dark Clouds||Beres Hammond||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Place for You||Beres Hammond||3:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Body & Soul||Beres Hammond||3:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cry No More||Beres Hammond||4:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Moment In Time||Beres Hammond||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Beres Hammond has had a long and consistent career in Jamaican music. Starting as the singer in the island's premier horn band, Zap Pow, Hammond began mixing elements of R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall into his patented lovers rock, and thanks to his easy and soulful vocal phrasing, not to mention his steady songwriting, he has crafted an approach that lifts him well above the constant shifting of Jamaican musical styles. Then there's that voice, which is sweet, worn, torn, ragged, and smooth by turns, and it's tempting to compare him to so many great singers like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, or Al Green, he's that steady and consistent. Truthfully, no one in Jamaica sings love songs better than this man. For this set from VP Records, Hammond works familiar territory, delivering sweeping love songs that are joyous and wise, full of a refreshing and infectious optimism. Not dancehall (although he gets played there) so much as a kind of urban soul reggae, Hammond's songs are carefully crafted, arranged, and recorded, and whether individual tracks are produced by Donovan Germain, Natassia Hammond, Kemar "Flava" McGregor, or Hammond himself (all produced tracks for this album), they still fit together seamlessly. Clear highlights include the marvelous opener, "I Feel Good," the graceful and elegant "Picking Up the Pieces," and the majestic "Body & Soul," but everything here is solid. Hammond isn't flashy or provocative, but his steady and bright optimism is contagious and has the ring of wisdom, making A Moment in Time another fine album from one of Jamaica's finest singers. A bonus DVD featuring Hammond performing live at Jamaica Sunfest 2007, a lengthy on-camera interview, and the "I Feel Good" music video are also included in the package.
Possibly his best yet.
Everyone of Beres' albums keep getting better as he goes. Here, he even incorporates strings and a top notch dub sound to "A Place For You." Album is produced well, sounding like you're right there live. Truly one of his best albums, if not his best. Don't bother listening to it on your crappy computer speakers in 30 second downloads - buy the whole album and play it somewhere where you can hear the full bass.
Beres is awesome. First heard him when I was in Jamaica in 1994. He is an icon. He ranks up there with Bob Marley. "Double Trouble" was always my favorite song. Buy it and support this very talented artist.
BERES IS THE KING
This album is amazing!!! I Feel Good is a Beres classic in the making. Just ask anyone who has seen the recent tour!!!
Born: August 28, 1955 in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s