Junior Reid in promotion mode for new album

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junior-reid.jpgJunior Reid's long-awaited studio album, 'Junior Reid: The Living Legend' was officially launched in Kingston last week at Reid's Lindsay Crescent property, Crescent Court. The album has been in stores since August 25.

The 20-track album, Reid's first in over a decade, features songs like the pop-influenced 'Love You Back', 'Never Let You Go', 'This Generation' featuring Sizzla Kalonji, Wanted featuring Buju Banton & Never Too Rough featuring Julian Marley.

Some of the producers who have worked on the album includes son Adoney Reid, Lynford 'Fatta' Marshall, King Jammy, James of Machete Records, producer Jervis 'Spugy' Clarke, 'Prekeh' and Junior Reid himself.

"We went for an original roots rock feel to the album, however, the lead single, 'Love You Back' has a pop-commercial feel, that is why we shot a video for the international market. The video was released a week before the album was released," a press release from the singer stated.

The post-launch concert showcased performances from Isha Bel, Bongo Herman and Wild Life. Veterans Johnny Osbourne and Capleton ignited the growing crowd with outstanding sets. But the finishing touch was provided by Reid, who wowed with a masterful 90-minute performance that included singles such as Foreign Mind, Fit Yuh Haffi Fit (from his Black Uhuru days), Love You Back ,and Glory from the new album, as well as the signature One Blood.

Reid starts promotion of The Living Legend in late September with shows in France and the UK. Junior Reid: The Living Legend, is the artiste's 17th album and is available online for sale on platforms such as CD Baby, iTunes and his website.