20 Track CD & Digital Download. Released 17thJune 2013.
Often cited as one of the best lovers rock albums ever, Janet Lee Davis' “Missing You” was originally recorded and released by Fashion Records in late 1994. Long out of print, Reggae Archive Records couldn't think of a better candidate to mark their first venture into the often neglected field of lovers rock and their second release in conjunction with Fashion.
The original album stands as a classic, but there's always room for improvement and so this edition is a deluxe version and not only includes the full original album, but also an additional five tracks previously only to be found on a limited and very rare Japanese only CD issue.
Having moved back to the UK from Jamaica in the 1980s Janet was soon recording, but it was during the 1990s that she became a leading force on the reggae scene with hit singles and numerous awards including best female singer, best album and best single, her talent being noticed beyond the reggae world. Her collaboration with the Fashion label found both parties at the top of their game with “Missing You” being rightly acclaimed as one of the decade's highlights.
This new deluxe version of “Missing You” contains 20 tracks including one remix of the finest lovers rock, the one style of reggae that can claim British origins. In addition to showcasing Janet's soulful voice and versatility, she is joined and ably supported on two tracks by Peter Hunnigale and Tippa Irie.
The rhythms and production are everything you could wish for, Fashion at their finest, some familiar rhythms, some not so, but all perfectly framing Janet's wonderful voice. Don't be fooled into dismissing this album because it's lovers rock. It's appeal is far greater and it deserves to be heard by reggae fans, soul fans and anybody who appreciates great and beautiful music, a very welcome and long overdue reissue.
Released on CD by Reggae Archive Records on 17th June 2013 and also available as a digital download from Fashion.
released 17 June 2013
Recorded, voiced and mixed at the A Class Studio, London and Penthouse Studio, Kingston between 1993 and 1996…..
Thanks to all of the musicians, singers and engineers who worked on this project including……
Mafia & Fluxy, Wycliffe ‘Steely’ Johnson, Sly Dunbar, Cleveland Brownie, Chris Lane, Frenchie, Gussie P, Lloyd ‘Gitsy’ Willis, Phillip Leo, Paul Robinson, Leroy Davies, Tim Sanders, Samantha Scott, Zuruchi, and Peter Hunnigale.
A Fashion Production in association with Reggae Archive Records
Thanks to C S Dodd, Clement Bushay and Joseph Cotton for the use of the samples…..