May 21, 2002
Dressed To Kill
Reggae, Roots Reggae, Contemporary Reggae

Album Review

Throughout 2001 and 2002, the Dressed to Kill label issued a series of reggae compilations under the generic Reggae and Ska Twin Pack banner. These sets bundled together budget-level compilations of two artists and sold them for the price of one. While these quick-and-cheap overviews of the respective artists are a decent way to check out reggae legends, there is just no escaping the fact that they are, well, quick and cheap. You get what you pay for. The packaging is hideous -- each installment is a real eyesore -- and all of these artists have better points of entry available. If in need of a quick fix, these'll do. Otherwise, stay away. This set spotlights Delroy Wilson and Andrew Tosh. Wilson's half features "Cool Operator," "Doing My Thing," "Who Cares," "This Heart of Mine," and "Rain from the Skies." On Tosh's disc: "Time Is Longer Than Rope," "Stop What You Doin'," "One Step Happiness," and "Small Axe" are included.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I'm in a Dancing Mood
  2. This Heart of Mine
  3. Rain from the Skies
  4. Doing My Thing
  5. Cool Operator
  6. Who Cares
  7. Never Will Conquer Me
  8. Put Yourself in My Place
  9. I Am Yours
  10. Let There Be Love
  11. I'm in the Mood for Love
  12. Might Can't Beat Right
  13. Stop What You Doin'
  14. Things I Uses to Do
  15. Why Did You Do It?
  16. Come Together
  17. Time Is Longer Than Rope
  18. Message from Jah
  19. One Step to Happiness
  20. Small Axe
  21. Evil Ones
  22. Make Place for the Youth
  23. Stop What You Doin' [Instrumental]