While Barrington Levy
continues to soak up the publicity riches from his recent MCA set, Ras reminds everyone of his greatness in more conventional reggae settings with several discs showcasing him away from trendy dancehall productions. This 10-track set has some nods to the present, notably an inspired remake of Del Shannon
's "Runaway," although it's credited to someone called "S. Crook." The real gems are his brilliant covers of Ken Boothe
's "Silver Words" and John Holt
's "Darling I Need Your Loving." This is the kind of urgent, convincing material on which Levy
made his reputation.