Alborosie Specialist Presents: Alborosie And Friends on LP
In 2014, Greensleeves Records issued Specialist Presents Alborosie & Friends, a compilation of duets chronicling the ascent between the renowned Jamaican music executive Clifton ‘Specialist' Dillon and his Sicilian-born reggae virtuoso Alborosie (Alberto D'Ascola). Specialist is the long-time manager of vocalist, songwriter, producer and dubmaster Alborosie and responsible for the success of other notable reggae acts including Shabba Ranks, Patra, Mad Cobra and Bounty Killer.
Together, they selected Alborosie's top reggae collaborations recorded over the last five years, many of which were featured on the international reggae star's last three studio albums (Sound The System, Two Times Revolution and Escape From Babylon). Built on his musical ability and production expertise, Alborosie's reggae is a unique blend of vintage sounds built with old and new technology and great songwriting. Most tracks feature him playing multiple instruments and were recorded at his own Shengen Clan Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
With songs like "Guess Who's Coming" feat. Black Uhuru, Alborosie puts his modern day spin on these iconic hits while featuring the original artist. He also recreates the Bob Marley classic "Burnin and Lootin" alongside the reggae legend's son and recording artist Ky-Mani Marley. And on his new original recordings, he delivers a diverse blend of deep roots cuts with "Meditation" feat. Sizzla, "Celebration" feat. Gentleman and "Life" feat. Jah Cure.