This is ‘Open Book’ by Barrington Levy – this was an early Barrington Levy album and has appeared on a few record labels over the years, including Tuff Gong, Oak Sounds, and Dee Jay records.
The cover is by the legendary Wilfred Limonious, and it is a unique cover by his standards as it doesn’t utilise the Wilfred Limonious signature free-flowing, colourful, and detailed cartoon graphics – instead it adopts a moody and dark cityscape with flashing lights and stars in the background.
Limonious has written his name on the cover, and a hand-drawn ‘open book’ is shown in the middle with ‘Jah Love‘ written on the top of the pages. Definitly not your usual Limonious cover – but still great all the same.
The album itself is a great collection of early Barrington Levy dancehall vocal tracks, which all still sound great today.
Trying To Ruin My Life
My Love Don’t Come Easy
Mine You Hurt Mom
Skanking On Broadway
Begging You A Ten Cent Sir
When You Are Feeling Hungry
Listen to ‘Open Book’ by Barrington Levy:
|Barrington Levy at iTunes|
|Barrington Levy at at Amazon|