Some say the third is a charm, but The Awakening may prove that the fourth is as charming as they get. This album sits squarely on the fence between Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock and represents another start-to-finish ear pleaser. The first single to be released, “I Can’t Go On Prentending”, is a special tribute to love and honesty that guarantees Mr. Robinson a spot on every smart DJs playlist. Its heartfelt confession will ring true to every man who ever felt he couldn’t admit his feelings. “Get Up Stand Up and Dance” is an up tempo reminder that we’d better make time to enjoy the music and live our lives because life is short. The message in both “Stand Firm” and “Never Give Up” tells listeners to hold the faith because “Jah is in control” of everything. His vocal style in “Let Me Be the One” ranks with Reggae’s best crooners and a serious horn section lends this track a vintage feel. In the tradition of conscious Reggae music this album is grounded in love and strength. The production on The Awakening is smooth and shows the experience of a tried and tested musician.