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Liberation - The Island Anthology


Download links and information about Liberation - The Island Anthology by Black Uhuru. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, World Music genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 02:32:00 minutes.

Artist: Black Uhuru
Release date: 1993
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, World Music
Tracks: 28
Duration: 02:32:00
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No. Title Length
1. Chill Out 6:03
2. Party Next Door 5:57
3. Black Uhuru Anthem 5:36
4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (12" Version) 6:02
5. Shine Eye Gal (Live) 4:32
6. Sponji Reggae 10:29
7. Wicked Act 3:28
8. Botanical Roots 5:00
9. Somebody's Watching You 5:49
10. Utterance 3:45
11. Slaughter 4:38
12. I Love King Selassie (Live) 4:22
13. Darkness / Dubness 7:10
14. Elements 3:52
15. What Is Life? (Original Jamaican Mix) 5:46
16. Youth of Eglington 5:03
17. Youth 3:50
18. Right Stuff 5:56
19. Whole World Is Africa 5:19
20. Happiness (Live) 7:35
21. Mondays / Killer Tuesday 6:54
22. Solidarity 4:14
23. Ion Storm 3:50
24. Try It (Original Jamaican Mix) 5:26
25. Bull in the Pen 5:26
26. Sinsemilla (The Monkey Is a Spy) 5:13
27. Puff She Puff 5:12
28. Party in Session 5:33



During the band's heyday in the late '70s and early '80s, Black Uhuru was one of the most unique and influential reggae bands in the world. This was partly due to their distinctive vocal sound — which was dominated by the keening wail of Michael Rose and the haunting harmonies of American expatriate Puma Jones — but in large part it was also due to their backing band, which was led by the legendary drum-and-bass duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and was one of the few that could challenge the Wailers in terms of telepathic tightness and sheer rhythmic wallop. Liberation goes one better than most retrospective compilations: instead of simply collecting two discs' worth of previously released singles and selected album tracks, it takes familiar songs (such as the anthemic "I Love King Selassie" and the apocalyptic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner") and presents them in live versions, early mixes, 12" "showcase" versions (wherein the dub mix follows without a break on the heels of the vocal mix), and more. Little of this material is actually rare, and a good chunk of it actually does consist of standard singles and album tracks. But the rarities are plentiful enough to please fans, while the two-disc program is comprehensive enough to serve as a fine overview for beginners. Highlights abound, but they particularly include the showcase version of "Darkness" and the 12" mix of "Sponji Reggae." Excellent.