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Black Uhuru - The Complete Anthem Sessions


Download links and information about Black Uhuru - The Complete Anthem Sessions by Black Uhuru. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub genres. It contains 38 tracks with total duration of 03:19:14 minutes.

Artist: Black Uhuru
Release date: 2004
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub
Tracks: 38
Duration: 03:19:14
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No. Title Length
1. What Is Life (Full Length Mix) 5:41
2. Party Next Door (Full Length Mix) 3:05
3. Try It (Full Length Mix) 5:27
4. Black Uhuru Anthem (Full Length Mix) 5:27
5. Botanical Roots (Full Length Mix) 4:58
6. Somebody's Watching You (Full Length Mix) 5:46
7. Bull In the Pen (Full Length Mix) 5:23
8. Elements (Full Length Mix) 3:51
9. Party Next Door (12" Version) 5:55
10. Party In Session (12" Version) 5:33
11. What Is Life (Dub Mix) 5:41
12. Try It (Dub Mix) 5:23
13. Black Uhuru Anthem (Dub Mix) 5:34
14. Botanical Roots (Dub Mix) 10:36
15. Somebody's Watching You (Dub Mix) 6:08
16. Bull In the Pen (Dub Mix) 5:58
17. Elements (Dub Mix) 4:52
18. What Is Life? (Remix Version) 4:21
19. Solidarity 4:21
20. Black Uhuru Anthem 5:17
21. Try It 4:59
22. Botanical Roots (Remix Version) 4:13
23. Somebody's Watching You 4:32
24. Bull In the Pen 4:08
25. Elements 4:35
26. What Is Life (Francois Kervorkian Remix) 6:41
27. Solidarity (Zeus B Held Remix) 4:11
28. Party Next Door (E.T. Thorngren Remix) 5:27
29. What Is Life? (Remix Version) 5:05
30. Solidarity 4:27
31. Black Uhuru Anthem 5:17
32. Try It 4:59
33. Botanical Roots (Remix Version) 3:31
34. Party Next Door (Remix Version) 5:48
35. Bull In the Pen 4:08
36. Elements 4:34
37. Somebody's Watching You (Bruce Forest Remix) 8:20
38. Somebody's Watching You (Bruce Forest Dub Mix) 5:02



When Tom Tom Club sang "reggae's expanding with Sly & Robbie" on "Genius of Love," perhaps they were referring to their influence on Black Uhuru's landmark crossover, Anthem (1983). Their musicianship and ability to tailor the arrangements and presentation was seminal to the success of the long-player. The original incarnation of the band — whose name translates as "to be free" in Swahili — evolved from the fertile environs of Kingston, Jamaica. By the early '80s the lineup centered around the trio of Michael Rose (vocals), sole founding member Derrick "Duckie" Simpson (vocals), and in 1981 Sandra "Puma" Jones (vocals), an American who had previously been part of the all-girl combo Mama Africa. With Anthem, the threesome took a bold and ultimately fruitful step, trying to appeal to a much larger audience. While the platter would earn Black Uhuru the very first Grammy award given to a reggae artist, many purists were less than impressed by the undeniably overt pop/rock elements, including the copious use of synthesizers. The end result was a less-than-authentic interpretation of the material. As the title of this four-disc box set intimates, Hip-O Select's Complete Anthem Sessions (2004) is the final word on the album. Housed within are all the unedited full-length mixes, dub mixes, U.K. and U.S. versions, and widely sought 12" renderings of "Party Next Door," "Party in Session," "What Is Life," and the Steve Van Zandt-penned "Solidarity." Plus, a pair of never-before-available interpretations of "Somebody's Watching You." Providing every possible option in one anthology is nothing short of inspired. It likewise allows a juxtaposition of production styles that aid in understanding both the impact of the music, as well as the various alterations — some subtle and others significant — made in an attempt to cater to specific listeners. The Hip-O Select Internet audio boutique issued The Complete Anthem Sessions in a strictly limited edition of 5,000 copies. The four CDs are accompanied by 40 pages of text and photos, with the contents housed in a lavish high quality 7-3/4" by 6-1/4" cloth hardbound book. More information can be found on the label's website at