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Changes by Don Carlos

Changes by Don Carlos

Changes by Don Carlos

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An album that will uplift the soul and show the diversity of reggae.

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Don Carlos - ChangesThe last time that Don Carlos gave us an album it was 1998 so the release of a new album was always going to be eagerly anticipated. 'Changes' certainly will not disappoint his avid fans and others that may be coming across the man, who was once a member of the great Black Uhuru, for the first time. Don Carlos goes further than just singing he also provides the production and he shows off his eclectic taste in music throughout.

Don Carlos' smooth and soulful voice is employed over many different styled riddims beginning with Rude Boy which is a beautiful modern roots tune following in the great tradition of reggae of promoting peace. Other standout tracks include I Love Jah Jah which is punctuated by trumpets and this is a common theme throughout the album where Carlos uses the instrument perfectly to add greater depth to the riddims. Chaka Demus also duets with Carlos on the track Hallelujah which has a very 90s dancehall feel to it. Young Girl (remix) is another very interesting tune over a drum & bass riddim, which you might not expect to appear. Carlos has not left out the lovers rock fans amongst you by including I Don't Know and When. He also provides two versions of one song, My Life, with the first on a riddim containing influences from USA and the other on a modern roots riddim.

Overall it is album that contains many styles be it modern roots, lovers, rocksteady, dancehall and even drum & bass; though the one current throughout is Don Carlos' message which is positive, uplifting and exalts the virtues of Jah.

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Posted by Jeremiyah on 04.23.2010
A great sleeve illustration, respec' to the illustrator, would be good to give him/her a mention in the review?

Posted by Camille on 04.23.2010
Yes this cover is nice and interesting.

More informations about this artwork in a Don CARLOS exclusive interview to be published on United Reggae soon.

Posted by Jahchild on 04.24.2010
Big boi review! U lyrics r fire! Peace Love and unity.

Posted by Firelionirie on 04.26.2010
Nice to hear some of your new tunes.

Posted by Quanesha Bongo on 05.03.2010
Lovin the use of riddims rude boi big up Pellham !!!!!

Posted by Amanda on 05.03.2010
The illustrator is Rangel Melkunas, from Surforeggae (http://surforeggae.ig.com.br/sobre_nos.asp)

Posted by Jah is Obama on 05.04.2010
Yes rude boi... Boi betta know.... True badness.

Posted by Rootsman on 05.16.2010
I really dont understand all these possitive comments on Don's new album. His albums are getting worse every year. And this album is on top of his worse albums, it's very hard to say this about my once favourite roots singer.. But Don keeps disapointing me with his albums.. Hope he will make an album with some decent musicians, and some good production..

Posted by Kadingi on 08.20.2010
Back ground of Don Carlos life style.

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