Griffiths, Marcia / Shining Time
Album: Shining Time   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Griffiths, Marcia   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Vp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-25 Pull Date: 2005-09-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 25 Sep 4 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2019: Finding YOur Way
My Heart Beat
4. Aug 29, 2005: Happy Hour
Jah Daughter
2. Sep 24, 2005: Happy Hour
My Heart Beat
5. Aug 19, 2005: Chick Singers
Back in the Days
3. Sep 22, 2005: Chick Singers
Crazy Baldhead
6. Aug 10, 2005: Dub Blue
Until You Come Back to Me, My Heart Beat

Album Review
David Shaw
Reviewed 2005-05-19
Marcia Griffiths Shining Time VP Records, 2005
40th anniversary recording from this iconic female reggae performer. “…intention
of this album is to pack in everything from my 40-year career”, Marcia says. The
retrospective aspect is only in song selection, however, as all were newly recorded.
Many different musicians and producers were used, and the songs carry varied
moods and sounds.
Faves: 2, 5, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18 (Dr D 05-05)
(All track titles on back of case)
1.(3:48) Med/slow. Heavy echo, anthemic feel.
2.(3:11) Med, duet with producer Hopeton Lindo.
3.(3:38) Med, backup singers mixed in front; catchy, poppy melody
4.(3:45)Med/slow, Reminiscence for the 70s, ‘the beauty and splendor of those days’
5.(4:12) Med/fast, features Annette Brissett, Swirly, somewhat dreamy feel
6.(3:38) Slow/med, lament for the downtrodden
7.(3:34) Slow/med, title track, Marcia reaps the rewards for all her hard work
8.(3:53) Med, Paul McCartney ditty, big production, sappy melody
9.(3:46) Med/fast, duet with Beres Hammond, celebration song
10.(3:46) Med, a second chance at romance
11.(3:44) Fast/med, features singer Shaggy rapping; bubbly percussion, fun
12.(2:54) Med/fast, another of those ‘stay out of my business’ warnings to naysayers
13.(3:39) Med, she went ahead and now he’s treating her bad just as she was told above
14.(3:50) Med, he tries to recoup with patented love-making technique to make her forget
15.(3:26) Med, soul ballad, think Aretha, she’s gonna get him back somehow
16.(3:52) Slow/med Bachrach tune, interesting percussion and pacing
17.(3:26)Med/slow, Another version of #3 features Cutty Ranks rapping, trad. Reggae beat
18.(3:42)Med Marley song, Marcia does his intonation and attacks, lowers her voice

Track Listing
1. My Heart Beat   10. This Time Around
2. Live Life to the Fullest   11. Harmony
3. Bring Back the Love   12. My Life
4. Back in the Days   13. Lies
5. Jah Daughter   14. Don't Stop
6. Human Rights   15. Until You Come Back to Me
7. Shining Time   16. A House Is not a Home
8. My Love   17. Bring Back the Love
9. Focusing Time   18. Crazy Baldhead