Trinity [Bonus CD]

Trinity [Bonus CD]

by Sean PaulSean Paul


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Sean Paul took the pop world by storm in 2003 with the release of the dancehall pop smash Dutty Rock, placing songs at the top of the charts, videos in heavy rotation, and his face all over the place. He took his time releasing the follow-up, 2005's Trinity, and rather than going even more pop, Paul heads toward a harder, more aggressive sound. The songs sound tailored for dancefloors rather than pop airplay. This approach works for a song or two -- this may be a result of a shift in producers from big names with poppier backgrounds like Sly & Robbie, the Neptunes, and Steely & Clevie to lesser-knowns like Delano Thomas, Michael Jarrett, Craig Parks, and Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett. Each song relies on standard synth sounds and straightforward beats, and there are precious few surprises on the record, sound-wise. Even Steven "Lenky" Marsden, the undisputed star producer on Dutty Rock, fails to do much with his songs on Trinity. Of course, blaming the producers for a lack of hooks and excitement is like blaming only the coach when a team goes in the tank; you have to lay a large portion at Paul's feet since he co-wrote all the songs, delivers the vocals, and has his name on the marquee. His vocals are strong enough but, overall, lack the freshness and vigor of those on Dutty Rock. But The opening run of songs ("Head in the Zone," "We Be Burnin'," "Send It On," and "Ever Blazin'") have all the subtlety (and titles) of a hyperactive workout mix, and a handful of the songs do have a glimmer of the spark that burned so brightly on Dutty Rock. There are a few songs, like the bouncy "Head to Toe," the bouncier "Straight Up," the slick Nina Sky feature "Connection," and "Yardie Bone" (which has smooth vocals from Wayne Marshall, a much needed light production from Bennett, and is probably the best song on the album) which help to lift the album out of its somber funk. [The album was reissued in the summer of 2006 with the addition of a bonus disc containing collaborations with Carlos Santana and Joss Stone ("Cry Baby Cry") and Rihanna ("Break It Off"), a non-album track ("As Time Goes On"), and three songs ("Temperature," "Get Busy," and "Never Gonna Be the Same") recorded for an AOL Session.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2006
Label: Atlantic Uk
UPC: 0075679353221
catalogNumber: 793532
Rank: 41463

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Paul   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chester Thompson   Organ
Charlie Bisharat   Violin,Viola
Ed Goldfarb   Arp 2600
Lester Mendez   Keyboards
Karl Perazzo   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
Ramon Stagnaro   Tres
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Jeremy Harding   Keyboards
Joss Stone   Vocals
Delano Thomas   scratching
Tarek "Jazzy T" Thompson   Vocals
Kid Kurup   Track Performer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   Multi Instruments
Firelinks   DJ

Technical Credits

R. Buckminster Fuller   Composer
Rupert Bent   Producer
C. Cunningham   Composer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Gregory Gordon   Engineer
Jimmy Harry   Composer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Christopher Birch   Programming
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Producer
Murray Elias   Executive Producer
Scott Fritz   Engineer
Rohan "Jimjay" Stephens   Engineer
Jeremy Harding   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Marlon Cooke   Producer,Engineer
D. Cole   Composer
D. Richard Lewis   Composer
John Hanes   Engineer
K. Ford   Composer
Jason "Jigzagula" Henriques   Producer
Sean Paul Henriques   Composer
Joe Wohlmuth   Engineer
E.J. Wells   Composer
Craig Parks   Producer
C. Carson Parks   Composer
R. Stevens   Composer
Lionel Bermingham   Producer
Delano Thomas   Producer
Andrew Feigenbaum   Executive Producer
Elijah Wells   Producer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Arranger,Producer
Mark Phevenin   Engineer
Omari Stines   Producer
Michael "Factor" Jarrett   Producer,Engineer
S. Marsden   Composer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Roach Stines   Producer

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