My World Your World – New Album By HOPETON LINDO!
Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo released his highly anticipated 4th album « My World Your World » in Sept 2015, again he captures the positive vibes of an excellent collection of songs, thus creating a well balance album. Multi-talented Hopeton Lindo or “The Pen” as he is affectionately called for his song writing ability, is used to donning many hats, and it is no different with his new album .
He multi-tasks as songwriter, singer and producer on this sixteen tracks journey, of which fourteen are originals with the signature sound of The Pen.
The album opens with the title track remix, featuring the legendary Dennis Brown, Luciano and Sly & Robbie, and it closes the set with the ballad mix featuring Dennis, Luciano and Dean Fraser. The other featured guests on the album include Anthony B on Turf, Mikal Rose on Roadblock People, Fiona on In The Mood, and Freddie McGregor and Rory (Stone Love) on Bite De Dust.
My World Your World addresses some crucial world issues with songs like Children Under Attack, John Lennon’s Imagine and Empress which is in celebration of women. The album is balanced by love songs like Love You All Over Again, Hey Girlfriend, Heavenly, If You Only Knew and Lost Without Your Love. He pays tribute to the legendary Gregory Isaacs on the track Red Rose For Gregory and gives an excellent rendition of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together.
My World Your World is a chesnut of good vibes and enlightening messages, all delivered with passion and conviction by Hopeton Lindo, this album is highly recommended and should indeed be considered a future collector’s item.
Hopeton Lindo grew up in the Kencot community of Kingston, Jamaica. He recorded his 1st song “Black History” in 1979 for producer Mikey “Dread at the Control” Campbell and have since recorded for Music Works, King Tubbys, King Jammys, Two Friends, Cell Block, Heavy Beat, Irie Pen label and others. He produced and recorded his 1st hit song entitled “Territory” in 1987, this song is a genuine classic and continues to be a vital weapon in any dance clash.
He attained his dancehall experience from being a part of the Black Star Int’l sound system crew with Brigadeer Jerry, Tiger, Anthony Malvo and others. During his stint at Music Works Studio in the 1980s he established himself as one of the great songwriters in Reggae and was given the name “The Pen” for writing / co-writing hit songs like “Telephone Love” by J.C Lodge, “Mr.Loverman” by Shabba Ranks, “Red Rose for Gregory” by Gregory Isaacs,“Confidential” by Aswad, “First Impression” by Dennis Brown, “Can You” by Brian and Tony Gold, “Temptress” by Maxi Priest, “Wanna be Loved” by Buju Banton, “Don’t Test Me” by Deborahe Glasgow plus many more songs.
Hopeton was honored by ASCAP in 1993 for co-writing “Mr. Loverman” which was among the songs that reached the top ten R&B music charts in 1992. He was also the recipient of the Martins Int’l Songwriter of the Year Award for 1992. Being kept busy behind the scenes, he made the decision to focus on his songwriting and production career.
1. MY WORLD YOUR WORLD REMIX –FEAT. DENNIS BROWN, LUCIANO, SLY & ROBBIE
2. TURF REMIX – FEAT. ANTHONY B
4. CHILDREN UNDER ATTACK
5. LET’S STAY TOGETHER
6. LOVE YOU ALL OVER AGAIN
7. HEY GIRLFRIEND
8. IN THE MOOD –FEAT. FIONA
10. IF YOU ONLY KNEW
11. RED ROSE FOR GREGORY
13. LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
14. BITE DE DUST –FEAT. FREDDIE MCGREGOR, RORY (STONE LOVE)
15. ROAD BLOCK PEOPLE – FEAT. MYKAL ROSE
16. MY WORLD YOUR WORLD –FEAT. DENNIS BROWN, LUCIANO, DEAN FRASER
Produced by Irie Pen Records
Distributed by Zojak Worldwide
All Songs written /Co-Written by Hopeton Lindo except 3 & 5.
Background Vocals : Fiona, Twiggy, Peter Gayle, Tony Gold, Hopeton Lindo, AJ, Chevelle Franklin
Musicians : Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Duwayne Hoilett, Kirk Bennet, George Miller, Paul Gauntlet, Jon Fx, Donald Dennis, Winston Bowen, Annette Brisset, Paul Crossdale, RJ Ronquillo, Robbie Lyn, Peter Gayle, Dave Richards, Mikey Spice, Junior Chin, Eugene Hamilton, Gilmore Walters, Jason Farmer
Recorded at : Cell Block Studio, Trainline Studios, Netty B Studio, Digital B Studio, One Pop Studio, Jasfar Studio, Itek Studio, Starchild Recording Studio