Let me start off with some bad news: 'Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music 1979 - 84' comes without the trusted bonus-DVD usually accompanying VP's Reggae Anthology releases. Those hoping for a fun concert registration, as was the case with the previous releases in this series, will be sadly disappointed. Furthermore, this double album does not offer an overview of Barrington Levy's entire career, but only focusses on his early years. The advantage is that this compilation for once doesn't simply list Levy's biggest hits (see releases like 'The Barrington Levy Collection' or 'Too Experienced: The Best Of Barrington Levy'). Don't be mistaken, hits like 'Shine Eye Gal' or 'Under Mi Sensi' were included, but the track list just as well offers room to lesser known gems like 'Collie Weed' (My Conversation riddim), 'Walk 2000 Miles', a version on the Hunter Man riddim of his own 'Bounty Hunter', or even 'A Yah We Deh', Barrington's first real hit from 1979. Excellent compilation!