June 02, 1997
On U Sounds
Reggae, Roots Reggae

Album Review

For those who found the concept of Miracle (Bim Sherman's unplugged and Indian-flavored album of 1996) just a little bit too weird, the same songs are presented here in remixes which vary from straightforward reggae treatments ("My Woman," the dubbed-up Youth mix of "Just Can't Stand It") to jungle (the Underwolves mix of "Can I Be Free from Crying"). Tim Simenon gets a bit techno-ish on his reworking of "Missing You," which does a nice job of incorporating the wailing strings of the original in altered form while pushing the whole thing forward with a modified and slowed-down house beat. Skip McDonald, who sang and played guitar on the original sessions, turns "Lovers Leap" into a funky workout that sounds, not surprisingly, an awful lot like a Strange Parcels number. But it's the Steve Osborn mix of "Bewildered" that takes the prize here -- a shamelessly lush, swooning electronic setting of a song that was uncharacteristically sweet and sentimental to begin with. Marvelous.
Rick Anderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. My Woman
  2. Just Can't Stand It
  3. Can I Be Free from Crying
  4. Missing You
  5. Lovers Leap
  6. Simple Life
  7. Solid as a Rock
  8. It Must Be a Dream
  9. Bewildered
  10. Over the Rainbow
  11. Golden Locks
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