Awake

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With its wistful chorus, the title track to Julian Marley's Awake invents a new sort of reggae-emo sound. Influenced by the passing of his grandmother, Cedella Marley Booker, the song is a beautiful plea for the youth to open their eyes and let peace, love, and harmony into their heart, but this melodic mix of emo-pop and island music is an anomaly, opening up an otherwise unsurprising Julian Marley album. Less adventurous and more traditional than his stepbrothers Damien and Stephen, Julian is the sibling to satisfy the more roots-oriented fan, although he does carry a healthy R&B influence like so many other contemporary reggae artists. The silky "Oh Girl" would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With its wistful chorus, the title track to Julian Marley's Awake invents a new sort of reggae-emo sound. Influenced by the passing of his grandmother, Cedella Marley Booker, the song is a beautiful plea for the youth to open their eyes and let peace, love, and harmony into their heart, but this melodic mix of emo-pop and island music is an anomaly, opening up an otherwise unsurprising Julian Marley album. Less adventurous and more traditional than his stepbrothers Damien and Stephen, Julian is the sibling to satisfy the more roots-oriented fan, although he does carry a healthy R&B influence like so many other contemporary reggae artists. The silky "Oh Girl" would sound just right on any urban radio "pillow talk" program, while the spiritual highlight "Just in Time" falls somewhere between Barrington Levy and Wyclef. The remaining big numbers are straight-up Jamaican with "Violence in the Streets" sounding like a worthy follow-up to brother/guest star Damien's "Welcome to Jamrock," while the smoker's song, "Boom Draw," offers "A little bit of draw was on Solomon's throne" as the already deep drum and bass get soaked in reverb. Well-rounded and yet firmly in the genre of reggae, Awake is a comfortable, familiar success with Julian anchoring the Marley Family legacy once again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • Label: Tuff Gong / Umgd
  • UPC: 602527022437
  • Catalog Number: 001282402
  • Sales rank: 35,922

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Awake (4:41)
  2. 2 Boom Draw (5:40)
  3. 3 On the Floor (4:25)
  4. 4 Rosehall (4:00)
  5. 5 A Little Too Late (5:00)
  6. 6 Just in Time (3:45)
  7. 7 Jah' Works (3:19)
  8. 8 Oh Girl - Mr. Cheeks (3:41)
  9. 9 Violence in the Streets (5:00)
  10. 10 All I Know (3:51)
  11. 11 Stay with Me (4:24)
  12. 12 Sharp as a Razor (4:05)
  13. 13 Things Ain't Cool (3:53)
  14. 14 Trying (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julian Marley Primary Artist, Clarinet, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Various
Aston Barrett Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards
Jason Bryant Guitar
Noel Davey Keyboards
Paul Fakhourie Keyboards
Dean Fraser Saxophone
Marcia Griffiths Background Vocals
Bongo Herman Percussion
Stephen Marley Percussion, Keyboards
Dwight Richards Trumpet
Craig "Niteman" Taylor Percussion, Drums
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Colin Michaels Overdubs
Stephen "Asher" Noel Guitar
Marc Lee Overdubs
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown Keyboards
Tamika Moncrieffe Background Vocals
Roland Lyefook Keyboards
Paul Southwood Smith Trombone
Luke Andrews Guitar, Keyboards
Lamar Brown Keyboards
Kendale Johnson Percussion
Injemar Prendergast Vocals
Gennelle Felix Background Vocals
Everton Pesoa Trombone
Conrad Scarlett Keyboards
Chris O'Farrel Trumpet
Austin Vernon Tenor Saxophone
Owen Reid Guitar
Harry T Percussion
Technical Credits
King Tubby Audio Production
Aston Barrett Audio Production
Noel Davey Producer, Audio Production
Paul Fakhourie Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production
Marcia Griffiths Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Lloyd James Composer
Stephen Marley Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Greg Morris Horn Overdubs
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Composer, drum programming, Audio Production
Julian Marley Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Chris Athens Mastering
Roland McDermott Engineer
James "Bonzai" Caruso Engineer
Marc Lee Engineer
Clifford Peart Composer
Roland Lyefook drum programming, Audio Production
Luke Andrews drum programming, Audio Production
Lanville Queeley Composer
Desmond Smith Composer
Clifford Peart Composer
Owen Reid drum programming, Audio Production
Terrence Kelly Composer
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