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Ultimate Collection

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Editorial Reviews

20 TRACKS: 1) Top Ten 2) Tune In 3) My Number One 4) Love Is Overdue 5) Black A Kill Black 6) The Border 7) Thief A Man 8) Slavemaster 9) Mr. Cop 10) Storm 11) Oh What A Feeling 12) Night Nurse 13) Confirm Reservation 14) Front Door 15) Sad To Know (You're Leaving) 16) Good Morning 17) Out Deh 18) Private Secretary 19) Rumours 20) Rough Neck (With The Mighty Diamonds)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Top Ten
  2. Tune In
  3. My Number One
  4. Love Is Overdue
  5. Black A Kill Black
  6. The Border
  7. Thief A Man
  8. Slavemaster
  9. Mr. Cop
  10. Storm
  11. Oh What A Feeling
  12. Night Nurse
  13. Confirm Reservation
  14. Front Door
  15. Sad To Know (You're Leaving)
  16. Good Morning
  17. Out Deh
  18. Private Secretary
  19. Rumours
  20. Rough Neck


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hip-O
  • ASIN: B00005LNG9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,426 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Any collection of Gregory Isaac's "greatest hits" is of immediate suspect quality because his body of recorded work is gigantic. During the early 80's, Gregory and a cabal of like minded brethern hatched a bizarre plan to corner the international reggae market by glutting the market with new releases. Isaacs was sometimes releasing as many as 7 singles a week, most of which were mediocre. With the exception of an early 90s collection on Sonic Records, all of Gregory Isaac's greatest hits collections are marred by the presence of throwaway tracks and poor sound quality. "Ultimate Collection" on Isaac's venerable African Museum label rectifies that situation.
This is an excellent career spanning collection of the Cool Ruler's chart toppers. Given, there are some gaps that exsist but a comprehensive collection of Isaac's best music would take 3 CDs, not one. This retrospective, together with the albums "Soon Forward","Night Nurse" and "Out Deh" will give the listener the complete picture of Isaac's greatest moments... but this collection is a good starting point.
Gregory Isaacs should have been international reggae star with the stature of Bob Marley or Peter Tosh. Unfortunately Gregory's love of drugs and penchant for trouble derailed him at the peak of his career. He spent much of his peak popularity behind bars on various drug and weapons charges. I had the privlidge of deejaying one of his live shows in 1983 with the Sugar Minott crew and Half Pint. The notoriously erratic Mr. Isaacs showed up for the 7 pm sound check, disappeared to who knows where, and showed up an hour late for his midnight stage time. When he finally showed up, he blew the roof off the dance hall, but the frantic promoter refused to book Isaacs again.
Gregory's best moment are sublime...
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I recently purchased this Gregory Isaacs collection CD and it is off da hook. It brought back so many memories of when my Dad used to DJ at parties in our basement at home and at clubs. Gregory's smooth, silky voice with the laid-back tempo beats just make you feel "Irie!" Almost all the songs are good.

Some of my favorites are:

Night Nurse

Top Ten

Front Door

Tune In

Sad To Know (You're Leaving)

Love is Overdue

This is definitely a CD to add to your collection.
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Check out the latest release from one of the top reggae singers of the '70s, '80s and '90s...Gregory Issacs (Cool Ruler) from Hip-O Records "Ultimate Collection" an ongoing series of this popular genre from the Caribbean. With Isaacs distinctive laid-back style we hear twenty of his top, best of or very best of soothing selections...stand outs are "NIGHT NURSE", "OUT DEH", and "RUMOURS"...impressive arrangements with varying rhythm settings for every performance...this is one not to be missed.
You might try other albums from Hip-O, all worthy of a good listen ~ "Roots Reggae Essentials" (314-541-455-2)..."Dub Reggae Essentials" (314-541-803-2)..."Reggae Essentials ina Dancehall Style" (314-541-845-2)..."Lee "Scratch" Perry Ultimate Collection" (314-541-301-2)...check out my reviews on amazon.com/music.
Total Time: 73:37 on 20 Tracks ~ Hip-O Records 314-560-430-2 ~ (2001)
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Feeling Irie, then this definitely is the album to do just that. Gregory spins his charm and wonderful lyrics on such songs as "Oh What A Feelin, Night Nurse, Good Morning & Out Deh." You can have all of Gregory's greatest hits in one Ultimate Collection that certainly won't dissappoint.
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Great stuff from one of the legends of Reggae I would definitely advice people to buy this cd ,just saw him live even though He only played for a little over an hour and kept everyone waiting all night H e is awesome.
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Missing a few Gems but worth the price. Always liked Gregory's smooth vocals.... not his "gangster" rep'.. always loved RUMOURS, it's worth the price of admission. 1 Love Dread!
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By odie on November 24, 2012
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This is a very good collection of Gregory Isaacs. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to chill out to some roots without listening to bob marley.
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Isaacs ultimate collection is wonderful. The earlier cuts blend well with the newer versions. A great addition to my reggae collection.
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