One Bright Day

One Bright Day

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by Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
     
 

Ziggy Marley's One Bright Day, his follow-up to his breakthrough Conscious Party, is a solid, satisfying album, possessing an air of optimism and self-empowerment without sounding preachy or arrogant. Each track shines with its mix of intelligent lyrics, sunny music, and intoxicating rhythms. The album spawned the hit "Look Who's Dancing," an…  See more details below

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Ziggy Marley's One Bright Day, his follow-up to his breakthrough Conscious Party, is a solid, satisfying album, possessing an air of optimism and self-empowerment without sounding preachy or arrogant. Each track shines with its mix of intelligent lyrics, sunny music, and intoxicating rhythms. The album spawned the hit "Look Who's Dancing," an irresistible slice of ragga-dance augmented by a rap in the breakdown and the Marley sisters' always-appealing background vocals. Other highlights include the funky title track, where the Marley sisters' vocals truly take center stage, the Middle Eastern-influenced "Pains of Life," and the celebratory "Black My Story," which is a mini-cultural geography lesson in and of itself. The mid-tempo "Justice" and "Love Is the Only Law," the soulful "Urban Music," and the singles "Who Will Be There" and "When the Lights Go Out" are all standout cuts as well. As a matter of fact, there's not a single dud on this thoroughly engaging set, which helped to further cement Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers as first-rate artists in their own right.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1992
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0077778611820
catalogNumber:
86118

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ziggy Marley   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Cedella Marley Booker   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bubbler   Keyboards
Tony Cedras   Accordion
Grub Cooper   Background Vocals
Mulu Gessessee   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Zeleke Gessessee   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Stephen Marley   Vocals,Background Vocals,DJ
Dereje Mekohnen   Keyboards
Christopher Meredith   Bass
Sammy Merendino   Drums
Erica Newell   Background Vocals
Sharon Pendergast   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Saxophone
Melaku Retta   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Glenn Rosenstein   Guitar
Asrat Aemro Selassie   Percussion
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Raphael W'Mariam   Drums
Franklyn Waul   Keyboards
Ricky Walters   Background Vocals
Fred Zarr   Keyboards
Cedella Marley   Background Vocals
Wilburn "Squiddley" Cole   Drums

Technical Credits

Errol Brown   Engineer
Grub Cooper   Vocal Arrangements
Chris Frantz   Producer
Matt Malles   Engineer
Ziggy Marley   Producer
Sammy Merendino   Programming
Glenn Rosenstein   Producer,Engineer
Franklyn Waul   Contributor
Ricky Walters   Vocal Arrangements
Tina Weymouth   Producer
Boesky & Paul   Contributor
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff   Art Direction
Melanie Nissen   Art Direction
Mac James   Paintings

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One Bright Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the whole cd a few times and it's upbeat, and energetic! All the songs are great and while you listen to it, imagine you are on a sunny beach drinking bahama mamas with the sand inbetween your toes.... Heh, I don't have to imagine it, I live in Hawaii!