New song by Luciano, ‘In The Name of Love’
International Reggae artiste, Luciano MessenJah has released a new single titled, ‘In the Name Of Love.’
The single is the first of a string of new recordings that will be coming directly out of the Luciano stable; which will be concluded as a new album to be released later in this year.
‘In The Name Of Love’ comes with a Reggae version as well as an acoustic rendition for all those musical connoisseurs who appreciate the more subtle delivery.
Meanwhile, Luciano was in Ghana for the ‘Your World & Mine Concert’ at the Liberty Park – DC, in Dansoman – Accra on April 18, 2015.
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Briefly about Luciano
With the release of his landmark CD, ‘Where There Is Life’ in 1995; Luciano emerged as one of the most important reggae singers in decades and the greatest hope for roots Reggae’s survival in the digital Dancehall era.
Since that much-acclaimed release, Luciano’s music has been consistently praised for imparting sentiments of spiritual salvation, ediﬁcation and humanitarian upliftment.
… As the 1990s progressed, Luciano recorded for a few producers but failed to make any signiﬁcant headway until he met Freddie McGregor.
A cover version of Cheryl Lyn’s RnB hit, ‘Shake It Up’ recorded for Freddie’s Big Ship label became a number one hit in the UK in 1993 and was featured on Luciano’s ﬁrst release for VP Records’ ‘After All’.
Due to Freddie’s hectic touring commitments, he was unable to devote sufficient time to developing Luciano’s singer/song writing skills.
However the singer soon found an ideal collaborator in producer Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burell of Xterminator Records whose releases were characterised by Rastafarian imbued themes and intricately crafted roots rock rhythms played by some of Jamaica’s ﬁnest musicians.
Luciano and Fatis, alongside prominent musicians such as saxophonist Dean Frasier and drummer Sly Dunbar created several exceptional releases including 1997’s ‘The Messenger’ and 1999’s ‘Sweep over my Soul’.
Although they parted ways in 1999 due to artistic differences within the Xterminator camp, Luciano consistently acknowledges Fatis’ essential role in establishing the foundation for his far reaching success.
The Messenger has since ascended to even greater musical heights with ‘A New Day’ (2001); ‘Serve Jah’ (2003); ‘Serious Times’ (2004) all under VP Records, who also released ‘Child of A King’ (2006) and ‘United States of Africa’ (2010) all of which contributed towards the crowning glory of his exalted career thus far.
His most recent album ‘Rub-A-Dub Market’ released in 2011, which just proves that Luciano is like unto a good vintage wine, which just keeps getting better and better the more it matures.
Speaking like a truly benevolent messenger and the globally minded child of a king; Luciano stated that,
“Over the years I have listened to other international icons like Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Jim Reeves and by listening to all these great brothers, I have learned to appreciate other works and see that there are no barriers in music.”
“Although I am well known as a cultural reggae singer, I have an international message and so I cannot deliver it just to reggae fans. I have to extend it to people from all walks of life.”