Blackheart Man

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After leaving the Wailers behind, Bunny Wailer born Neville Livingston wasted no time establishing himself as a highly original and visionary singer and songwriter on his own. His solo debut remains one of the most extraordinary albums of the roots period, a complex but instantly attractive and occasionally heartbreaking record that never rises above a whisper in tone but packs as much political and spiritual wallop as the best of Bob Marley's work. Critics have been praising this album for more than 25 years, and they generally and quite rightly focus on the quality of such songs as the quietly ferocious "Fighting Against Conviction" aka "Battering Down Sentence", the ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After leaving the Wailers behind, Bunny Wailer born Neville Livingston wasted no time establishing himself as a highly original and visionary singer and songwriter on his own. His solo debut remains one of the most extraordinary albums of the roots period, a complex but instantly attractive and occasionally heartbreaking record that never rises above a whisper in tone but packs as much political and spiritual wallop as the best of Bob Marley's work. Critics have been praising this album for more than 25 years, and they generally and quite rightly focus on the quality of such songs as the quietly ferocious "Fighting Against Conviction" aka "Battering Down Sentence", the classic repatriation anthem "Dreamland," and the apocalyptic "Amagideon," but the song that pulls you into Bunny Wailer's magical web of mystical Rastafarianism is the first one, in which Wailer recalls being warned by his mother to avoid Rastas "even the lions fear him" and then describes his eventual conversion, all in a tone of infinite gentleness and sadness at the hardhearted blindness of Babylon. Are there missteps? Maybe one or two: The bluesy "Oppressed Song" never quite gets off the ground, for example. But taken as a whole, Blackheart Man is an astounding achievement by an artist who was, at the time, only at the beginning of what would be a distinguished career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731458688426
  • Catalog Number: 586884
  • Sales rank: 34,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blackheart Man (6:17)
  2. 2 Fighting Against Conviction (5:09)
  3. 3 The Oppressed Song (3:18)
  4. 4 Fig Tree (3:07)
  5. 5 Dreamland (2:44)
  6. 6 Rasta Man (3:49)
  7. 7 Reincarnated Souls (3:42)
  8. 8 Amagideon (Armagedon) (6:44)
  9. 9 Bide Up (2:31)
  10. 10 This Train (8:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bunny Wailer Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Bongos, Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Background Vocals, Voices, funde drum, Sounds, Jaw Harp
Bob Marley Background Vocals
China Guitar
Aston Barrett Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Carlton "Carly" Barrett Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, funde drum
Harold Butler Keyboards
Tyrone Downie Keyboards
Bobby Ellis Horn
Eric Frater Guitar
Fratter Guitar
Dirty Harry Hall Horn
Bernard Touter Harvey Keyboards
Herman Marquis Horn
Tommy McCook Flute, Horn, Saxophone
Larry McDonald Conga
Peter Tosh Guitar, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Melodica
Willy Pep Bongos
Karl Pitterson Acoustic Guitar, Sounds
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Touter Keyboards
W. Wright Keyboards
C. Walker Acoustic Guitar
Neville Garrick Percussion
C. Pitterson Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Mark West Horn
Mike Murray Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Tyrone Downie Sound Effects
Bunny Wailer Arranger, Director, Sound Effects, Producer, Cover Design
Tommy McCook Horn Arrangements
Karl Pitterson Engineer
Neville Garrick Cover Design, Cover Art
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
C. Pitterson Sound Effects
Monique McGuffin Reissue Production Coordination
Carl Peterson Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    roots , dred , roots

    Reggae never more dred that this. Blackheart Man reaches into the soul of all Jah people. Roots Natty Roots. JAH RASTAFARI!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The unsung genius

    Bunny Wailer is the waiter that never got tipped, the visionary that was ignored, the poet that was scorned. your talent and poetic delivery of the deepest vocal message since the birth of music has not been ignored.

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