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And in the end...,
This review is from: In The Studio (Audio CD)
By the mid-Eighties we'd grown out our hair a bit and traded Prince Buster for Astrid Gilberto. 2-Tone was long gone so we looked to The Style Council, Animal Night Life and Working Week for the new sounds. Dammers too was peddling the New Jazz movement with his re-vamped Special A.K.A . Hall, Staples and Golding were replaced with the always reliable Rhoda Dakar and a prissy soul singer named Stan Campbell. Jerry's new group were hard-Left and musically more progressive than their former incarnation.
Despite the presence of top-ten single Nelson Mandella, In The Studio was deemed a disappointment upon it's release in '84. It has actually aged quite well. Dammers as usual was miles ahead with his use of lounge, afro-beat, northern soul and bohemian jazz. That trademark Dammers black humour is also there to alienate anyone who may have come to the album via the hit-single.