NEW YORK (www.icerecords.com/ www.eddygrant.com) - The first new studio album in five years has been released for worldwide distribution by International Superstar
EDDY GRANT through his Ice Records label. The album, "Reparation" (Ice Records-9500), was initially released last year as a website exclusive on www.eddygrant.com and www.icerecords.com. As of April 18, 2006, "Reparation" can be found in brick-and-mortar (and internet) record stores throughout the world.
"Reparation" was written, arranged and performed by EDDY GRANT. The album was recorded and mixed to completion at his Blue Wave Record Studios in St. Philip, Barbados, West Indies. "Reparation" contains thirteen brilliant tunes ranging In styles from Ringbang to Pop to Rock to Gospel. All instruments are played by EDDY except for the gospel piano of Andre Daniel
on 'Jesus Got A Face.' EDDY also sings lead and backing vocals on all tracks except '(Gotta Be) Positive,' 'Ringbang Man,' 'Long Night,' and 'Love Weself' where he is accompanied on backing vocals by Indra
Rudder; the backing vocals on 'Jesus Got A Face' are supplied by The Cavite Choral Choir.
EDDY GRANT has released over two dozen albums. He has had numerous hit singles including 'Living On The Front Line,' 'Do You Feel My Love,' 'I Don't Wanna Dance,' 'Romancing The Stone,' 'Gimme Hope Jo'anna,' and the blockbuster, 'Electric Avenue.' To-date he has scanned over 10 million units (source: Nielsen Soundscan).
There have been, or indeed are, very few artists that have managed to achieve as much as EDDY GRANT has done musically or in business and still be the controller of his own destiny. In 1974 he set up his own record label Ice Records.
In 1977 his Ice Records label was established worldwide.
Now totally in control of his own production, manufacture (he'd bought the British Homophone Record Manufacturing Plant) and distribution, EDDY became one of the few artists with the creative freedom to experiment with his music which includes Reggae, Soul, Calypso, Pop, Rock, Soca and Ringbang. The Barbados-based Ice Records is the true home of artists of these genres and owns the largest catalog of Caribbean music in the world. The label
features artists such as music legends EDDY GRANT, CALYPSO ROSE, LORD KITCHENER, MIGHTY SPARROW, MIGHTY TERROR, ROARING LION, among many others.
EDDY GRANT is available for interviews.