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.

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