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Night Nurse (Remastered) Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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12 TRACKS: 1) Night Nurse 2) Stranger In Town 3) Objection Overruled 4) Hot Stepper 5) Cool Down The Pace 6) Material Man 7) Not The Way 8) Sad To Know (You're Leaving) 9) Cool Down The Dub 10) Night Nurse Dub 2 11) Cool Down The Pace (10" mix) 12) Unhappy Departure Dub
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Product Details

  • 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,905 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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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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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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It's impossible to ignore the contribution to the world of music and reggae music in particular by Gregory Isaacs.

His distinctive voice graced so many songs and, in my opinion, 5 albums of his own that no reggae-loving household should be without.

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NIGHT NURSE, the eponymous album title and signature song that only Mr. Isaacs has a right to sing was by all accounts his most successful album.

This re-mastered version of the classic album includes 4 extra vintage dancehall dub versions of:

Cool Down The Pace (x2)
Night Nurse
Sad To Know (That You're Leaving)-- "Unhappy Departure Dub"

Until after Mr. Isaacs release, Private Beach Party, his album style was one of place and play. There was no need to take off Gregory or move to another track.

This is as much a testament to his artistic taste as it was to his silky-smooth delivery.

If you could pick three Gregory Isaac albums to own, my recommendations are, in order:

1. More Gregory
2. Out Deh!
3. Night Nurse

Three must-own Gregory Isaacs albums. All 5 stars.
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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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Gregory Isaacs is among one of the greatest reggae singers to come out of Jamaica - he is just great and this CD has some of his best songs.

I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates reggae - I must -
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