Black Sounds of Freedom

Black Sounds of Freedom

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Formed in 1974, Black Uhuru had been recording singles exclusively when the trio joined forces with the highly regarded reggae producer Prince Jammy for their debut album, Black Sounds of Freedom (originally released in a different mix and with the title Love Crisis). Although not quite in a class with subsequent treasuresSee more details below

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Formed in 1974, Black Uhuru had been recording singles exclusively when the trio joined forces with the highly regarded reggae producer Prince Jammy for their debut album, Black Sounds of Freedom (originally released in a different mix and with the title Love Crisis). Although not quite in a class with subsequent treasures like 1981's Red and 1982's Chill Out, this engaging date (which Shanachie reissued on CD in 1990) has all of Uhuru's trademarks: haunting themes, addictive grooves, and deeply spiritual lyrics based on the Rastafarian faith. Longtime followers of the group (whose 1977 lineup included Michael Rose, Errol Nelson, and original member Duckie Simpson) will be more than familiar with such heartfelt classics as "I Love King Selassie," "African Love," and "Satan Army Band." These songs point to the fact that in 1977, Uhuru were well on their way to becoming the reggae powerhouse they would be in the '80s. [In 2009 the Greensleeves label released a Deluxe Edition of Black Sounds of Freedom with Prince Jammy's dub mix of the album added to the first disc along with an extra disc featuring the entire Love Crisis album. Raw and without any overdubs, the Love Crisis mixes of these songs will be a revelation for most fans but the set doesn't stop there, as it adds some versions from DJ U Black plus remastered sound for the whole package.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/2009
Label:
Greensleeves
UPC:
0601811205129
catalogNumber:
2051
Rank:
53099

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Love King Selassie  -  Black Uhuru
  2. Satan Army Band  -  Black Uhuru
  3. Time to Unite  -  Black Uhuru
  4. Natural Mystic  -  Black Uhuru
  5. Eden Out Deh  -  Black Uhuru
  6. Love Crisis  -  Black Uhuru
  7. African Love  -  Black Uhuru
  8. Hard Ground  -  Black Uhuru
  9. Willow Tree  -  Black Uhuru
  10. Sorry for the Man  -  Black Uhuru
  11. Eden Dub  -  Black Uhuru
  12. Mystic Mix  -  Black Uhuru
  13. His Imperial Majesty  -  Black Uhuru
  14. Weeping Willow  -  Black Uhuru
  15. Bad Girls Dub  -  Black Uhuru
  16. Tonight Is the Night  -  Black Uhuru
  17. Firehouse Special  -  Black Uhuru
  18. African Culture Crisis Dub  -  Black Uhuru
  19. Crisis Dub  -  Black Uhuru
  20. Sound Man Style  -  Black Uhuru

Disc 2

  1. Crisis for Love  -  Black Uhuru
  2. Satan Army Band  -  Black Uhuru
  3. Tonight Is the Night to Unite  -  Black Uhuru
  4. Eden Out Deh  -  Black Uhuru
  5. Sorry for the Man  -  Black Uhuru
  6. Love You Girl  - U Black
  7. I Love King Selassie  -  Black Uhuru
  8. King of All Time  - U Black
  9. Natural Mystic  -  Black Uhuru
  10. Hard Ground  -  Black Uhuru
  11. Crocodile Style  - U Black
  12. African Love  -  Black Uhuru
  13. Ride into Zion  - U Black
  14. Willow Tree  -  Black Uhuru

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