Luciano, reggae’s spiritual leader, has become an international roots elder much like Dennis Brown or Burning Spear. It’s a position he doesn’t take lightly, as revealed by his songwriting’s moralistic slant. He offers wise counsel to governments (“This One is For the Leaders”), his own community (“Brother Man”), and the world (“So Much Goin On”). Luciano’s superb soul-drenched voice makes his messenger lyrics easy to digest while production by Stephen “Gibbo” Gibson, Byron “In the Streetz” Murray, and Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett ensures superior musical accompaniment. Child isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s another strong addition to Luciano’s bountiful discography.