Shout for Freedom [Prism]

Shout for Freedom [Prism]

by Jimmy Cliff
     
 

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Originally recorded in 1992 (except for the 1988 title song) and released on the Jamaican JRS label, Jimmy Cliff's Shout for Freedom was reissued ten years later by Britain's Prism Leisure Corporation. Writing and producing all the songs, Cliff brings his sound to a more contemporary style, particularly in the first several tracks on the disc, starting with…  See more details below

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Originally recorded in 1992 (except for the 1988 title song) and released on the Jamaican JRS label, Jimmy Cliff's Shout for Freedom was reissued ten years later by Britain's Prism Leisure Corporation. Writing and producing all the songs, Cliff brings his sound to a more contemporary style, particularly in the first several tracks on the disc, starting with "I'm a Winner," on which he raps. His lyrics are full of encouragement to the struggling masses and political statements about the dire state of things in the world and how things have to change. "We must make the world a better place for all the human race," he declares in "Oneness," an indisputable aspiration, but he asks in "Peace," "How is there going to be peace when there is no justice?" Updating his own "Sitting Here in Limbo," he revises its chorus in "Stepping Out of Limbo" as "We gonna keep putting up resistance, and we know that our faith will lead us on." After the first half-dozen tracks, which feature extensive synthesizer accompaniment, Cliff reverts to more of a traditional reggae sound, and he includes non-political love songs in "Haunted" and "Baby Let Me Feel It." But social issues are never far from his mind, and he returns to them by closing with "Shout for Freedom," set to an mbaqanga arrangement and performed with the Franko O.K. Jazz Band of Zaire. The song may have a political message, but its seven-plus minutes are the most danceable ones on a disc that is both thoughtful and dancefloor-friendly.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Brook
UPC:
0883717700421
catalogNumber:
1007
Rank:
110662

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ansel Collins   Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Rebop Kwaku Baah   Percussion
Billy Lawrence   Percussion,Background Vocals
Tita Alves   Background Vocals
Pablove Black   Keyboards
Richie Barr   Bass
Elpido Baslo   Bass
Danny Browne   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Dalton Browne   Guitar,Background Vocals
Dougie Bryan   Guitar
Kith Canario   Background Vocals
Cleevey   Bass,Drums
Augusto Concelcao   Trombone
Paula Costa   Background Vocals
Mabel Dannemann   Background Vocals
Gabi Guedes   Percussion
Ricky Husbands   Background Vocals
Juracy   Trumpet
Sabrina Marcia Mel   Background Vocals
Eraldo Melo   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Soloist
Ronnie Murphy   Drums
Cesar Napoli   Keyboards,Sampling
OK Jazz Band   Background Vocals
Guiga Scott   Trumpet
Luciano Silva   Alto Saxophone
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Suell Sodre   Background Vocals
Vera Sodre   Background Vocals
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Rhythm Guitar
Jose Carlos Ramos   Trumpet
Rowney Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Ruption Williams   Drums
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin   Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Producer
Ansel Collins   Producer,Bass Programming
Jorjoa Befafe   Percussion Arrangement
Zeu Goes   Arranger
Eraldo Melo   Arranger,Programming
Cesar Napoli   Arranger,Programming
OK Jazz Band   Arranger
Birro Pacheo   Arranger
Sergio Souto   Horn Arrangements
Steven Stanley   Engineer
Michael Heatley   Liner Notes
Joe Isgro   Executive Producer

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