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Earth Crisis [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Victor W. Valdivia
Not quite the landmark that Handsworth Revolution was, Earth Crisis suffers from uneven songwriting and dated, polished production that's sometimes too slick for its own good. What's more, the album is poorly sequenced, placing the weakest cuts, "Steppin' Out" and "Tightrope," at the very beginning. "Throne of Gold," the album's love song, has beautiful lyrics but lacks a truly compelling melody to get them across. After that, the album picks up with a string of superior songs, all of which decry social injustice and have powerful music to back them up, though they occasionally drag on longer than they need to and are saddled with horn and synthesizer parts that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Victor W. Valdivia
Not quite the landmark that Handsworth Revolution was, Earth Crisis suffers from uneven songwriting and dated, polished production that's sometimes too slick for its own good. What's more, the album is poorly sequenced, placing the weakest cuts, "Steppin' Out" and "Tightrope," at the very beginning. "Throne of Gold," the album's love song, has beautiful lyrics but lacks a truly compelling melody to get them across. After that, the album picks up with a string of superior songs, all of which decry social injustice and have powerful music to back them up, though they occasionally drag on longer than they need to and are saddled with horn and synthesizer parts that sound superfluous. Still, the strength of material in the album's second half definitely proves why Steel Pulse earned their reputation as a top-notch act. Had the songs been more focused, the production less slick, and the album sequenced correctly, Earth Crisis would stand as a watershed album of the '80s. As it stands, it's certainly worth hearing, but probably not the place where newcomers should be introduced to Steel Pulse's talents. [The album was reissued by Rhino in 2005 with four bonus tracks added: dub and extended versions of "Steppin' Out" and dub and remixed versions of "Roller Skates."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227468729
  • Catalog Number: 74687
  • Sales rank: 13,124

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Steppin' Out (4:05)
  2. 2 Tightrope (4:13)
  3. 3 Throne of Gold (4:28)
  4. 4 Roller Skates (4:59)
  5. 5 Earth Crisis (4:57)
  6. 6 Bodyguard (4:30)
  7. 7 Grab Education (6:13)
  8. 8 Wild Goose Chase (5:49)
  9. 9 Steppin' Out (7:04)
  10. 10 Steppin' Out (5:25)
  11. 11 Roller Skates (5:50)
  12. 12 Roller Skates (7:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steel Pulse Primary Artist
Selwyn Brown Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Jimmy "Senyah" Haynes Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
David Hinds Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Vox Organ, Group Member
Alphonso Martin Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Ronnie McQueen Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Steve Nisbett Percussion, Drums
Carl Atkins Saxophone, Soloist
Jimmy Haynes Bass, Guitar
Richard Bailey Track Performer
Stevie "Grizzly" Nesbitt Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Steel Pulse Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Jimmy "Senyah" Haynes Arranger, Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
David Hinds Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Ted Jensen Mastering
Del Newman Producer
Jack Nuber Remixing
Steve Thompson Remixing
Roger Steffens Liner Notes
Tony Humphries Remixing, Dub Mixing
Neville Garrick Graphic Design, Art Direction
Jimmy Haynes Producer, Audio Production
Mike Morongell Engineer
Dave Lester Engineer
Kenny Nemes Reissue Producer
James C. Bracken Composer
Matt Abels Reissue Producer
Richard Bailey Contributor
Peter Halm Art Direction
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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