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In no particular order
o Dennis Brown - Inseparable
A fine collection that puts Dennis at his peak of lovers rock.
J & W
Vivian Jones - Strong Love
One of the key albums to help shape lovers rock in Great Britain. it contains several chart topping hits.
Imperial House
o Various Artists - Pure Reggae Covers
Contains twenty of the finest lovers selection covers you will ever find on one cd.
Pump
o Beres Hammond - Music Is Life
This album was nominated for the 2002 Reggae Grammy Award and features some of the finest Lovers Rock selection, a great album recorded at Beres' own Sesion studio with pure live instrument. The album features chart toppers such as They Gonna, Talk, Rock Away, Music Is Life, Ain't It Good To Know and the list goes on.
VP Records VPCD 1624
Maxi Priest- In the Spring Time
This album propelled Maxi from the days of Saxon sound system to the international circuit.
Mango
o Aswad - Distant Thunder
Distant Thunder gave Aswad their first number one single on the U.S. Billboard charts and sealed the British group as an international reggae group household name.
Mango PGD539810 buy
o Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
The cool ruler is at his finest with Roots Radics backing him. The remake of "Night Nurse" by Simply Red is testament to the greatness of this album.
Mango 9721 buy
Lloyd Brown - Rhyme & Reason
"Mr. Brown at your service" once again. One of the strongest voices to emerge out of the UK in the '90's. A double CD with an excellent balance of lovers rock and conscious music.
Saxon
Vivian Jones - Love Is for Lovers
As the title suggests, love is for lovers. Listen to this album keenly, check out the arrangement, horns, chord changes and backing vocals on this album.
Imperial House
Maxi Priest - Wild World
Contains some of Maxi's great hits. On some cuts he is backed by the rhythm twins, Sly & Robbie and even features Beres Hammond on one of the cuts. Hits such as "Wild World" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" are a must for any lovers collector.
Ten
Kofi - Black with Sugar
The mad professor himself, a foundation producer of lovers rock, brings out the finest in Kofi, who incidentally was a member of the original group Brown Sugar.
Ariwa
o Various Artists - Dub You Crazy with Love
A great combination of lovers rock dub music from artistes who have graced the studios of Ariwa Sounds.
Ariwa

Capsule reviews written by Steve James contributing writer for Echoes magazine in London. A former announcer on Jamaica's Reggae Radio station IRIE FM. The show was called " Lovers Rock". The first individual to introduce Lovers Rock in its purest form on Jamaican radio. He's made several guest appearance on FAME FM, Radio 2, KLAS FM 89 (The Entertainment Centre), West 104, StonyBrook University's, Long Island, New York (The Reggae Marathon show). Currently working on ROOTS FM, 96.1 "The Voice of the Inner City" The program is called Lovers Rock and can be heard every Sunday 6-10pm. Also was a contributing writer for Gargamel magazine..
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