Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life

Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life

by Stephen Marley
     
 

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As his brothers venture into unexplored territory such as children's music (Ziggy) and hip-hop (Damian), Stephen Marley acts as anchor for the clan on Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life. While Part 2 is planned as a more electric and future-minded affair, this first Revelation is a roots reggae-oriented effort, or at least "roots"See more details below

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As his brothers venture into unexplored territory such as children's music (Ziggy) and hip-hop (Damian), Stephen Marley acts as anchor for the clan on Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life. While Part 2 is planned as a more electric and future-minded affair, this first Revelation is a roots reggae-oriented effort, or at least "roots" in the Wailers (post-Tosh and post-Bunny) sense of the word. Think Father Bob's Uprising and you're close to the feel here, which goes from cool and woozy ( "No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)" being a great re-creation of the "Pimper's Paradise" sway) to stately and militant (brother Damian and Buju Banton help make "Jah Army" the heir apparent to "Babylon System"), Stephen certainly has his own voice as well, with the wistful heartbreak of "She Knows Now" and the blues-flavored "Can't Keep I Down" being unique entries in the whole Marley clan catalog, plus his songwriting has grown with subtle imagery and rich storytelling playing a bigger role than before. These are the reasons to return to the album, but familiarity is an equally strong point, and also its initial pull. Stone-cold grooves and socially conscious lyrics run rich in the Marley bloodline, and while Revelation might be a less-than-fitting title, fans of the Marley family can simply write "satisfying" or "a welcome reminder" on the spine if they choose.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2011
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527615189
catalogNumber:
001524702
Rank:
30042

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stephen Marley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards
Bongo Herman   Percussion
Denver Smith   Percussion
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Randy Singer   Harmonica
Chris Meridith   Bass
Bagga Mitchell   Guitar
Marc Lee   Overdubs
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Keyboards
Dan Warner   Guitar
Tamika Moncrieffe   Background Vocals
Richie Bravo   Percussion
Ranoy Gordon   Guitar
Nicholas Laraque   Flute,Saxophone
Aston Barrett   Drums
Wilburn "Squiddley" Cole   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Clifton Bailey   Composer
Paul Fakhourie   Producer
Stephen Marley   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Mark Myrie   Composer
Michael Rose   Composer
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer
Neville Garrick   Art Direction
Michael Fuller   Mastering
Roland McDermott   Engineer
Marc Lee   Engineer
Illestr8   Composer
Gregory Morris   Engineer
Thomas Brenneck   Engineer
Wale   Composer
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Producer
Melanie Fiona   Composer
Desmond Smith   Composer
Nikolas Marzouca   Engineer
Carlton Grant   Composer
Nesta Garrick   Art Direction
Richard Booker   Composer
Abraham Amayo   translation

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