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Night Nurse Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (June 25, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B000068PQ5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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You will want to play this CD over and over again.
Carole "Reggae"
This album is crucial to your reggae collection, if you are a fan of gregory isaacs at all, you must have this album!
brokeneardrums
Night Nurse is one of those rare masterpieces that reaches out and twists your soul.
Bradford Harper

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Locks Lion on December 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
NIGHT NURSE: The classic early-eighties set from reggae's Cool Ruler, here repackaged with extensive liner notes and four bonus dub cuts. Gregory's voice is at its sultry best, and the Roots Radics band keep the rhythms tight and tasty, and quite rootsy throughout. Wally Badarou's keys are always tasteful, and often add to the overall texture of the music, rather than rubbing it out. Cultural cuts MATERIAL MAN and HOT STEPPER, and the brilliant NIGHT NURSE are my favourites. The dub cuts aren't exactly classics, but they do maintain the bouyant mood of the vocal originals, and lead nicely back around to the start of the record for an encore performance. I personally prefer Gregory's seventies roots recordings, but for the lovers' rockers it doesn't get much better than this. Nice one Mr. Isaacs!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Olukayode Balogun on December 16, 2006
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This is the classic 1982 album from the king of cool dub, Gregory Isaacs, remastered and reissued. Backed by the Roots Radics, including Wally Badarou on synthesizers, there's not a tune to dislike on here. Personal standouts though, have always been "Night Nurse", "Cool Down The Pace" and "Sad To Know (You're Leaving)".

There are four bonus tracks added on to the original eight. I don't usually like bonus tracks but these - dub versions of my favourite tracks mentioned above and a 10" mix of "Cool Down..." - work very well and add new value to an already very valuable old classic. Great stuff. I doubt there's anyone out there who's into old-school reggae who doesn't know about Gregory Isaacs or this particular album but just in case...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Twain on September 14, 2005
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Within the first few seconds of "Night Nurse," you are aware that you are in the presence of staggering genius. Gregory Isaacs is one of the most underrated artists of all time. His body of work is second only to Bob Marley in the history of reggae. There are several reasons why this may be. First, unlike more successful artists whose works have few real flaws, Gregory Isaacs was inconsistent and perhaps his management should have restrained him for the sake of his career. But apparently he was under a contract that basically rewarded quantity over quality. This does not really bother me, although it perhaps distracted his output. Gregory's career also suffered due to hard drugs and his voice was reportedly badly damaged by cocaine addiction.

Gregory Isaacs is primarily known for his love songs. It's unfortunate that people don't look at his other songs, which is mostly quite focused on poverty and the turmoil of love with grace and sophistication.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bradford Harper on January 4, 2000
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If you are hesitating at all to buy this album, don't. It is an essential cornerpiece to any reggae collection. Night Nurse is one of those rare masterpieces that reaches out and twists your soul. Turn your lights down low now, now now, cause you ain't gonna linger no more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy OBrien on March 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I have Best of Vol's 1 and 2, Call Me Collect, and at least 3 others, this is the best. I first heard it in High School in 93, it was in then, and continues to be one of his best albums. Must bye for the serious Reggae consumer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clarence Everett on October 26, 2010
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We may have lost you in body, but we'll have you forever in our collective hearts and mind! Your music will live forever, each time I hear your smooth and timeless sound, I am taken to a time and place that brings about a warm feeling. Thank you Gregory for a lifetime of accomplishment in the field of music that only you can lay claim to... Lover's Rock! One Love, One God, One Destiny!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SEPhoto on October 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was in English Harbor, Antigua, British West Indies, having sailed down on the Luna Quest as a deckhand. I was in a tiny club with my buddies, a wild and eclectic mix of West Indians, Aussies, Kiwis, French, Dutch, Belgians, etc... and we were downing Heinekens and smoking the best ganja and the club was overflowing with the most beautiful women in the West Indies. And I was dancing with a woman - she was East Indian, West Indian and French and she was astonishingly beautiful. And Night Nurse came for the first time for all of us. And she took me in her lithe arms and we slow dragged this song - really slow. I was leaving on the S/Y Eilean to go to St. Barts the morning and I hated to leave because of this woman. I don't remember her name but I remember this album...Every time I hear it I'm back in that club in English Harbor.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Makaport on May 24, 2003
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This CD is a reggae classic and should be a part of any true roots reggae listener's collection. It continues to be his best album since it's original release.
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