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on December 13, 2002
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!