Boombastic

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This article is about the album. For the song, see Boombastic (song).
"Mr. Lover Lover" redirects here. For Shaggy's greatest hits album, see Mr. Lover Lover - The Best of Shaggy... Part 1.
Boombastic
Studio album by Shaggy
Released July 11, 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Reggae fusion, dancehall
Length 63:33
Label Virgin Records
Producer Tony Kelly, Bobby Digital, Robert Livingston
Shaggy chronology
Original Doberman
(1994)
Boombastic
(1995)
Midnite Lover
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
Vibe (favorable)[4]

Boombastic is the third studio album released by Jamaican artist Shaggy. The album was released on July 11, 1995.

The album spawned five singles: "In the Summertime", a cover of a Mungo Jerry classic, "Boombastic", which peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, at 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 1 on the U.S. R&B chart, "Why You Treat Me So Bad?", the double A-side "Something Different" / "The Train Is Coming", and "Day Oh", which was released as a Japanese only single. "Boombastic" was used as the theme for a 1995 Levi's ad, which was directed by Michael Mort and Deiniol Morris. It was also used in the 2006 and 2007 films, respectively, Barnyard and Mr Bean's Holiday. A cover of "In the Summertime" was re-released for the 1996 film Flipper.

Charts and awards[edit]

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.[5]

The album sold over a million copies in the US, receiving platinum certification, and sold over 300,000 copies in the UK, receiving gold cerification.[5] It peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200 and topped the 'Top Reggae Albums' chart in the US, and reached number 37 on the UK Albums Chart.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Summertime" (featuring Rayvon) (Ray Dorset) – 3:57
  2. "Boombastic" (Burrell, Floyd, Livingston) – 4:07
  3. "Something Different" (featuring Wayne Wonder) (Burrell, Charles, Kelly) – 4:31
  4. "Forgive Them Father" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:27
  5. "Heartbreak Suzie" (featuring Gold Mine) (Burrell, Hawthorne) – 4:09
  6. "Finger Smith" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:28
  7. "Why You Treat Me So Bad" (featuring Grand Puba) (Burrell, Dixon, Livingston) – 3:47
  8. "Woman a Pressure Me" (Burrell, Crosdale, Dennis) – 3:41
  9. "The Train Is Coming" (featuring Ken Boothe) (Boothe, Burrell, Livingston) – 3:41
  10. "Island Lover" (Burrell, Livingston, Zapata) – 4:13
  11. "Day Oh" (Attaway, Burgie) – 3:56
  12. "Jenny" (featuring Budda Junky Swan) (Benoiti, Burrel, Pizzonia) – 4:15
  13. "How Much More" (Burrell, Kelly) – 3:51
  14. "Gal Yu a Pepper" (Burrell, Halliburton) – 4:18
US Bonus Tracks
15. "In the Summertime" (Ravyon & The Ripper Remix) - 4:04
16. "Boombastic" (Sting Remix) - 4:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Les King – Engineer
  • John Raf Allen – Tracking
  • Ken Boothe – Performer
  • Kent Bryan – Vocals (bckgr), Tracking
  • Jake Chessum – Photography
  • Gemma Corfield – Executive Producer
  • Paul Crosdale – Tracking
  • Duley Culture – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Bobby "Digital" Dixon – Producer, Engineer
  • Bobby Dixon – Producer, Engineer
  • Tom Dolan – Art Direction, Design
  • Brian & Tony Gold – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Tony Gold – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Grand Puba – Performer
  • Anastas Hackett – Tracking
  • Dennis Halliburton – Engineer, Mixing, Tracking
  • Tony Kelly – Producer, Engineer, Tracking
  • Marty Kersich – Horn Overdubs
  • Robert Livingston – Producer, Executive Producer, Tracking
  • Fatta Marshall – Mixing
  • Lynford "Fatta" Marshall – Mixing
  • George "Dusty" Miller – Tracking
  • Kimbalyn Miller – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Dr. Marshall Murphey – Engineer, Overdubs, Mixing
  • Robert Murphy – Engineer, Mixing
  • Wayne Nicholson – Engineer
  • Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia – Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Engineer, Overdubs, Mixing
  • Rayvon – Performer
  • Glen Ricks – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Wayne Wonder – Performer
  • Collin "Bulbie" York – Mixing
  • Robert Zapata – Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Tracking

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ a b Jaconson, Kevin (2014) "Boombastic Times for Shaggy", Jamaica Observer, January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014
  6. ^ "Boombastic Awards", Allmusic. Retrieved January 24, 2014
  7. ^ "Shaggy", Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 24, 2014