Gentleman MTV Unplugged on 2LP
It's almost miraculous that in the 25-year history of MTV Unplugged, not a single reggae musician has had the privilege of playing the legendary concert series. However, in 2014 Gentleman became the first to receive the honor of presenting acoustic versions of his most magnificent reggae songs.
It couldn't have came at a better time. After six studio albums, Cologne-based Gentleman is now at the zenith of his career as an internationally celebrated star of the Reggae scene. With the help of his eight-piece band The Evolution, other high-profile musicians from Germany and Jamaica, as well as numerous distinguished guests, Gentleman staged an impressive tour through his own history.
The acoustic versions of his hits demonstrate how wonderfully melodic and memorable his songs truly are. MTV Unplugged was recorded in August of 2014. The entire concert hall of the Cologne Stadtgarten, which is already the "living room of jazz and world music," in the Rhine metropolis was converted to a stage, while the actual stage, populated with couches, became a gallery for the hand-picked, 45-person audience.
Includes excellent takes on hits like "Dem Gone," "Superior," "Send A Prayer" and "Different Places" plus guest appearances by Christopher Martin ("To The Top"), Shaggy ("Warn Dem"), Tanya Stephens ("Another Melody"), Milky Chance ("Homesick"), Ky-Mani Marley ("No Solidarity," "Redemption Song") and Marlon Roudette, with whom Gentleman breathes new life into the Mattafix classic "Big City Life."