Heptones, The / Sweet Talking
Album: Sweet Talking   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Heptones, The   Added:May 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-06-03 Pull Date: 2007-08-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2008: The Twilight Zone
Equal Rights
4. Sep 17, 2007: poo&pee
Equal Rights
2. Feb 08, 2008: 6ft underground
Let's Try (Extended Mix)
5. Aug 26, 2007: poo&pee
Equal Rights
3. Nov 06, 2007: poo&pee
Equal Rights
6. Aug 04, 2007: New World Disorder
Equal Rights

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-06-19
The Heptones – Sweet Talking
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/29/07
Very early Rock Steady/Reggae from one of the greatest Reggae vocal groups of all time. Unfortunately, this is a while before Leroy Sibbles penned classics like “Book of Rules”, and most songs are fairly standard love songs. Masters often seem a bit thin-sounding. That said, the Heptones are GREAT, and there are some real classics here.
No FCCs. Track 1 is fantastic, 5, 12-14 and 18 fine as well.
1. *****Great, rollicking rock steady! Terrific lyrics and harmonies.
2. **downtempo rock steady, soaring backing harmonies, sweet lead vocal, lyrics have little to do with title – actually happy love song.
3. **uptempo but relaxed rock steady bubble, sweet love song.
4. **downtempo, pretty love song, not much backing harmony.
5. ***rather thin production, but nice uptempo roots bubble, fine harmonies. Good lyrics about self-sufficiency. Includes instrumental “version” which gets really dubby as it goes along.
6. **midtempo rock steady with horns, rather breathy love song.
7. **midtempo minor key skank, somewhat odd lyrics apparently about forgiveness.
8. **rather uptempo skank with horns, diatribe against bad woman.
9. *alarmingly jaunty rock steady, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” type lyrics.
10. *mellow rock steady, cover of the Sam Cooke song popularized by Dr. Hook.
11. **midtempo rock steady, sweet love song, nice harmonies.
12. ***classic midtempo skank, very high vocals, love song, big hit.
13. ***midtempo bubble, Black power song, rather reminiscent of the Temptations political songs. Very sparce production, especially in the “version”.
14. ****upbeat bubble, strong beat, love song.
15. **baby crying at intro, then very uptempo bubble. Positive lyrics.
16. **midtempo skank, based on “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”.
17. **midtempo rock steady, solo vocals, heartbreak song.
18. ***classic midtempo rock steady, full harmonies, love song.

Track Listing
1. Equal Rights   10. Only Sixteen
2. Pretty Looks Isn't All   11. Every Day And Every Night
3. Sweet Talking   12. Baby
4. We Are In The Mood   13. Message From A Blackman (Extended Mix)
5. Let's Try (Extended Mix)   14. Give Me The Right
6. How Can I Leave You   15. Sad Songs (Feat. Barry Llewelyn)
7. One Love   16. Glory Land
8. Tripe Girl   17. Why Did You Leave Me To Cry
9. It's Like Heaven   18. In Love With You