Coming Back For You

Coming Back For You -2009

Pressure Buss Pipe teamed up again with producer Dean Pond, the same who produced his impressive debut album. Started over 2 years ago, production was halted during the release of Pressure’s “Love And Affection” album, but resumed in 2009. Live instrumentation accompanies Pressure’s well written lyrics, creating a solid collection of tunes that can be listened to from beginning to end with hardly a weak track around. “Pure Life” is a majestic album opener which instantly affirms that the chemistry between artist and producer is still present. It’s followed by another great effort, “Sacrifice”, before the we’re treated to a lovers piece, the wonderful title track “Coming Back For You”, which actually recaptures the vibe of his “Love And Affection” tune.

At first we didn’t like the hip-hop vibe of “Together As One” that much, but it has grown on us and meanwhile we can appreciate it to a certain level. “Best In My Life” is solid piece that comes across the same riddim that underpinned Danny I’s “Unchangeable”. We more and more get the impression that the artists of today are convinced that a reggae album isn’t complete when it lacks a herb tune, so this set also includes the obligatory weed anthem here simply called “Weed”. Next drops the awesome “Jah Alone” across the “Cruising Altitude” riddim, previously available on 7″ vinyl and without any doubt the most outstanding track on this album.

The rest of the tracks on “Coming Back For You” have both strong and weak aspects. “Everything Will Be Fine” is a lovely song worth hearing and the same goes for the lovers lament “Hurt No More”. A different, but certainly welcome vibe comes with the uplifting “As A Treasure”, which musically and lyrically is a powerful effort. It’s followed by “Love Conquer All”, which actually complements the message of the preceding “As A Treasure”. Disappointing are the inclusion of the dancehall oriented combination with Maurice, “Baby Girl (Where Have Your Loving Gone)”, and “I See Rastafari” with its rock riddim. This album would have been better off when these two tunes had been left out. Luckily Pressure Buss Pipe’s third full length album is rounded off in great syle with the nyahbinghi flavored “Ever-Living King”.