Fly Rasta

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Coming up on his third decade of making music, Bob Marley's eldest son Ziggy had already climbed the charts with a series of reggae-pop hits before doing some of that mid-career wandering that artists often do, going off on pleasing larks such as children's albums (2009's Family Time) or a return to rootsy reggae (2011's Wild & Free). All the while, he watched his younger brothers Damian and Stephen launch the 21st century electro-roots revolution, but rather than join their fray, his superior 2014 effort Fly Rasta finds him acting as the Marley kids' proud elder statesmen. Here, he's able to bundle his past into an album that's a welcome combination of comfortable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Coming up on his third decade of making music, Bob Marley's eldest son Ziggy had already climbed the charts with a series of reggae-pop hits before doing some of that mid-career wandering that artists often do, going off on pleasing larks such as children's albums (2009's Family Time) or a return to rootsy reggae (2011's Wild & Free). All the while, he watched his younger brothers Damian and Stephen launch the 21st century electro-roots revolution, but rather than join their fray, his superior 2014 effort Fly Rasta finds him acting as the Marley kids' proud elder statesmen. Here, he's able to bundle his past into an album that's a welcome combination of comfortable and vital, kicking off with the very jam band "I Don't Wanna Live on Mars," a playful number that punches and high-kicks before sliding into a funky groove that recalls Ziggy's old crew, the Melody Makers. Speaking of, the background vocals of Erica Newell plus Sharon and Cedella Marley mean this album features a Melody Makers reunion to warm the heart of longtime fans, while a guest shot from the legendary dancehall DJ U-Roy on "Fly Rasta" gives the album both a swinging highlight and an anchor dropped way into the deep end of reggae. "I Get Up" is a horn-driven blast of pop and positive that sounds like "Tomorrow People" with more wisdom in the words, and while "You're My Yoko" sits on the track list like something to talk about, it's really just frivolous fun, tossed off with lyrics like "You're my beauty queen/You're my fashion scene" as if bed peace and breaking up the Beatles never happened. Right-sized, organized in a sensible manner, and an alluring balance of cool and calm, Fly Rasta lives up to its title as it sits on Ziggy's top shelf.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2014
  • Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
  • UPC: 804879284826
  • Catalog Number: 13
  • Sales rank: 21,449

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Don't Wanna Live On Mars (3:37)
  2. 2 Fly Rasta (3:39)
  3. 3 Lighthouse (4:20)
  4. 4 Sunshine (3:04)
  5. 5 Moving Forward - Beezy Coleman (3:14)
  6. 6 You (3:22)
  7. 7 So Many Rising (4:07)
  8. 8 I Get Up - Cedella Marley (3:38)
  9. 9 You're My Yoko (2:58)
  10. 10 Give It Away (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ziggy Marley Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Vincent Brantley Background Vocals
Ian Coleman Background Vocals
James Gadson Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Sharon Marley Background Vocals
Erica Newell Background Vocals
Cedella Marley Background Vocals
Rock Deadrick Percussion, Drums
Tracy Wannomae Horn
Zac Rae Keyboards
Randy Gloss Percussion
Sean Dancy Background Vocals
Guy Erez Bass
Tracy Hazzard Background Vocals
Brian Lebarton Keyboards
David Palmer Keyboards
Stephen Ferrone Drums
Ronobir Lahiri Sitar
Taku Hirano taiko
Fabio Santana Horn
Brian Macleod Drums
Dave Wilder Bass
Todd Simon Horn
Tim Fowlles Background Vocals
Paul Stennett Bass
Mike Hyde Keyboards
George Hughes Keyboards
Geoff Gallegoi Horn
Technical Credits
Ziggy Marley Producer
Dave Cooley Mastering, Additional Production
Neville Garrick Art Direction, Layout
Cedella Marley Vocal Arrangements
Jacob Luttrell Composer
David Marley Composer
Souther Salazar Artwork, Cover Art
Isha Erskine Engineer
Sam Martin Composer
Jared Hirshland Engineer
Orly Marley Executive Producer
Liam McCormick Horn Arrangements
Rory Wilson Layout
Owen Sutter Horn Arrangements
Geoffrey Early Composer
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