Heat, Dust & Dreams (1993) It's official: Johnny Clegg has finally become Phil Collins. Oh, a few sonic twists remain on Heat, Dust, & Dreams to let you know this… Johnny Clegg & Savuka World
Music Review

Heat, Dust & Dreams (1993)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Johnny Clegg & Savuka; Genre: World

It's official: Johnny Clegg has finally become Phil Collins. Oh, a few sonic twists remain on Heat, Dust, & Dreams to let you know this guy once fronted Juluka, the first and best multiracial rock band in South Africa — a bumptious jive intro here, a Zulu refrain there. And Clegg's heart is still huge and in the right place; he continues to tell a moving story in songs like ''The Crossing (Oslyeza).'' But the music is now bloated, unfocused corporate hard pop. C-

Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints