March 31, 2005 03:11:10 GMT
Sinead O'Connor is recording reggae album with some Jamaica leading musicians
Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor has been in Kingston, Jamaica, since last week working on her reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The singer famous for her 1991 hit "Nothing Compares 2 U" has involved drummer, Dunbar and bass player, Robbie Shakespeare to co produce the album.
O'Connor co-producer Sly Dunbar said Wednesday, the album, planned to release this summer by British-based Sanctuary Records, will include covers of some of reggae's most famous protest songs, like Bob Marley's "War," Peter Tosh's "Downpressor Man" and Burning Spear's "Marcus Garvey."