Import only two CD compilation from one of the most important and influential Reggae bands of the 1970s and '80s. Liberation stands as a retrospective of the band's Island years, and a near-comprehensive sampler of their peak material. Led by the stirring, distinctive tenor of Michael Rose and the backing vocals of Sandra "Puma" Jones and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Black Uhuru combined a militant political consciousness, traditional Rasta themes, roots rhythms, and a sophisticated sound for a fresh take on the genre. All the group's best tracks are here, including "Sponji Reggae", "Chill Out", and "Sinsemilla", and Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare's production and drum and bass contributions (critical to the band's sound) are in full flower. Liberation is distinguished from most anthologies by it's emphasis on live versions, alternate studio mixes (including extended Dub treatments), and 12" singles. 28 tracks. Universal.
Import only two CD compilation from one of the most important and influential Reggae bands of the 1970s and '80s. Liberation stands as a retrospective of the band's Island years, and a near-comprehensive sampler of their peak material. Led by the stirring, distinctive tenor of Michael Rose and the backing vocals of Sandra "Puma" Jones and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Black Uhuru combined a militant political consciousness, traditional Rasta themes, roots rhythms, and a sophisticated sound for a fresh take on the genre. All the group's best tracks are here, including "Sponji Reggae", "Chill Out", and "Sinsemilla", and Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare's production and drum and bass contributions (critical to the band's sound) are in full flower. Liberation is distinguished from most anthologies by it's emphasis on live versions, alternate studio mixes (including extended Dub treatments), and 12" singles. 28 tracks. Universal.
731451828225

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Format: CD
Label: ISLAND
Catalog: 73145182822
Rel. Date: 09/21/1993
UPC: 731451828225

Liberation: Island Anthology [Import]
Artist: Black Uhuru
Format: CD
New: Available 17.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Chill Out
2. Party Next Door
3. Black Uhuru Anthem - (previously unreleased)
4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
5. Shine Eye Gal
6. Sponji Reggae
7. Wicked Act
8. Botanical Roots - (previously unreleased)
9. Somebody's Watching You - (previously unreleased)
10. Utterance
11. Slaughter
12. I Love King Selassie
13. Darkness / Dubness
14. Elements - (previously unreleased)

DISC: 2

1. What Is Life - (previously unreleased)
2. Youth of Eglington
3. Youth
4. Right Stuff
5. Whole World Is Africa
6. Happiness - (previously unreleased)
7. Mondays / Killer Tuesday
8. Solidarity
9. Ion Storm
10. Try It - (previously unreleased)
11. Bull in the Pen - (previously unreleased)
12. Sinsemilla
13. Puff She Puff
14. Party in Session

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Import only two CD compilation from one of the most important and influential Reggae bands of the 1970s and '80s. Liberation stands as a retrospective of the band's Island years, and a near-comprehensive sampler of their peak material. Led by the stirring, distinctive tenor of Michael Rose and the backing vocals of Sandra "Puma" Jones and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Black Uhuru combined a militant political consciousness, traditional Rasta themes, roots rhythms, and a sophisticated sound for a fresh take on the genre. All the group's best tracks are here, including "Sponji Reggae", "Chill Out", and "Sinsemilla", and Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare's production and drum and bass contributions (critical to the band's sound) are in full flower. Liberation is distinguished from most anthologies by it's emphasis on live versions, alternate studio mixes (including extended Dub treatments), and 12" singles. 28 tracks. Universal.