2007 is shaping up quite well for Nadine Sutherland. Her live performances at key high-profile events like Cricket World Cup opening weekend and Jamaica Carnival have won her rave reviews. Her 1993 hit with Terror Fabulous, “Action”, was named #19 of the Top 50 Duets of All Time by VIBE Magazine. And today the reggae icon’s highly anticipated new album is finally in stores. Call My Name, Nadine’s first album in a decade, gives listeners an opportunity to experience the many talents of one of Jamaica’s great entertainers. Sutherland co-produced the album with Eight76 Records’ ‘YahBreeze’ Archibald and also co-wrote nine of the albums fifteen tracks.
Fans have been looking for a full-length project from Nadine for quite some time. Her appearance on various riddim compilations and collaborations served as teasers. When she began working on Call My Name just under a year ago, Nadine knew that this would be something special. “Call My Name” is about some of the things I was going through at the time, evaluating some old relationships and really loving myself and just appreciating the amazing experiences I have had in my career.” Eight76 Records resident whiz kid Kenroy ‘YahBreeze’ Archibald executive-produced the album with Nadine as a welcome contributor. “I have been in situations with producers where they don’t respect you or want you express yourself. This was one of the best producers I ever worked with. YahBreeze is my cosmic musical twin, and his wife and partner, Myshjua, is an old friend. I felt so good working the whole time. We had a blast, man.”
The album contains two tracks that were released as singles last year. Both “Keep Me Safe” and “Can’t Tek It” (a duet with Chrisinti) made it into the Top 5 on the South Florida Reggae Charts and are still recurring on the radio. The official lead single for the album is “Big Tingz”, released last month with much fanfare. Critics and fans alike have taken an instant liking to this upbeat shout-out to the Caribbean massive. The video is airing on Caribbean music channels worldwide and all over the internet. It can also be seen at Nadine’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/nadinesutherlandfireal).
Eight76 Records and Foundation Media have been working this album to her core fanbase since January. Nadine has done on-air preview parties in all of the key U.S. markets- Chicago, South Florida, California, Philadelphia, etc. She also has contributed an article to BEAT Magazine’s annual Bob Marley issue. Snippets and previews of the album have appeared on both the artist and label’s MySpace pages. Eight76 has also enlisted the retail promotion services of Big Picture Group to make sure that retailers are aware of the album. A series of album launches and appearances in key markets are planned over the next two months. Eight76 Records is distributed in the United States by C.E.D. Entertainment/Super D.