Lovers Rock & Soul is a winner from start to finish; it opens with Vegas’ cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. The versatile entertainer shows off his vocal dexterity and execution throughout the entire album.
He serves up a soul-stirring performance on There's Nothing Better Than Love, which was originally done by legendary R&B crooner Luther Vandross and actor Gregory Hines. Vegas and his protégé Natel also delivers a beautiful interpretation of the Jon B, and Baby Face’s classic R&B hit, Someone To Love.
The versatile Dancehall entertainer stamps his class on every track on the album. His vocal brilliance shines especially on songs such as Love Is All Around by We Wet Wet and Time After Time by Cindy Lauper.
Other standout tracks on the album are When You Say Nothing All originally done by the Irish singer Ronan Keating, the Bryan Adams original To Really Love A Woman and Girl I’ve Got A Date originally done by the Godfather of Lovers Rock Alton Ellis.
Fans of 1980s love songs will also appreciate Vegas’ update of British-Irish singer Chris De Burgh’s Lady In Red. His rendition of Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply and Howard Hewett’s 1996 smash hit Say Amen are also delightful offerings.
Lovers Rock & Soul was co-produced by Mr. Vegas and veteran producer/musician Cleveland Brownie of Steely & Clevie fame.
“This is my seventh official album and I wanted it to be special. That’s why I chose to sing these songs they are all classics and personal favorites of mine. I also want this album to stand the test of time and be remembered as one of the great albums in the modern era of Reggae,” said Vegas.
Vegas and Brownie selected and an all-star cast of musicians for the project which includes Dean Frazer, Danny Browne, Flabba Holt, Donald Dennis, Kirk ‘Kirkle Dove’ Bennett, Wade Johnson and Aeion Hoilette.
"These musicians did a fantastic job, they bring out the real old school Reggae flavor on this project.”
Lovers Rock & Soul will be released on Mr. Vegas’ birthday, Tuesday September 29th 2015.