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Music Review: Return of Morgan Heritage is a gift

Music Review: Return of Morgan Heritage is a gift

Morgan Heritage, "Here Come the Kings" (VP Records)

June 17th, 2013 by BIANCA ROACH, Associated Press in News

With a batch of songs that feature their signature vocals mixed with a nice blend of traditional roots music and love songs, reggae band Morgan Heritage's "Here Come the Kings" feels like a celebration.

The new album is their first in five years.

The title track is striking, "Call to Me" is uplifting and groovy, and "Perfect Love Song" is filled with good vibes and pitch perfect harmonies.

The album's themes are familiar for the band - the message of love, positive thoughts and simplicity is at the core. But "Here Come the Kings" still shows the reggae outfit's progress musically.

That's especially true on "Girl Is Mine," an impressive and bold cover of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's 1982 hit song. Morgan Heritage not only does the song justice, they also give it a nice reggae twist.