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January 18, 2012
Maxi Priest Joins Lennon Tribute

British reggae superstar Maxi Priest, a fixture on the Bermuda entertainment scene since the 1990s, will be lending his voice to the upcoming John Lennon tribute CD being released to mark the former Beatle’s creative resurgence on the island.Maxi Priest [pictured] is one of several international acts with strong Bermuda ties who has been recruited to sing on the CD, set to be released in June when a sculpture commemorating Mr. Lennon’s local sojourn is unveiled at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in the Botanical Gardens.Producer Tony Brannon and the Ride The Wave charitable foundation are keeping a lid on some of the other international stars who have agreed to assist the project by contributing songs Mr. Lennon wrote either as a Beatles or during his solo career. Mr. Brannon said: ”Let’s just put it this way — there are some very big surprises in store. We’ll be releasing further information asto the talent involved — world-class talent, I might add — as the release date approaches.”


The Royal Gazette online
January 18, 2012
Maxi Priest records song for John Lennon ‘Double Fantasy’ tribute

Work on a tribute album to celebrate John Lennon’s Bermuda-inspired ‘Double Fantasy’ album is moving forward, with international recording star Maxi Priest agreeing to record a song.Executive Producer for the tribute CD Tony Brannon said the British-born reggae singer has not yet decided which song to tackle, but one of the option’s being considered is the iconic ‘Imagine’.The singer is best known for his version of the Cat Stevens song ‘Wild World,’ along with duets with Roberta Flack and Shaggy.The tribute album, which will be released this June, will feature local and international performers singing songs by Mr Lennon.Joining Maxi Priest are Heather Nova, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Joy T Barnum and Uzimon, among others.And while singer Cee Lo Green recently drew the ire of Mr Lennon’s fans by changing the lyrics to ‘Imagine’ during a televised performance, Mr Brannon said that all the songs will stick with the original lyrics.“Uzimon had done a version of a song and we sent it up to New York and the first thing they said was ‘You changed the lyrics. You can’t change the lyrics’,” Mr Brannon said.“Now he has done a different song with the original lyrics.”The tribute album is just one of a series of events being organised to mark Mr Lennon’s 1980 visit to the Island, which reportedly inspired his final album.

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