Taxman

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During his career, Lucky Dube has witnessed major political changes in his native South Africa. When he first earned recognition in the '80s, the country's apartheid system was still in place. But when the Peter Tosh-influenced reggae hero recorded his eighth album, Taxman, in 1997, apartheid had been outlawed for several years, and the once-imprisoned Nelson Mandela held the position of prime minister. One of his strongest albums ever, Taxman deals largely with the struggles of the new South Africa. The title song asks the same question many Americans ask -- where are all our tax dollars going? -- while "Is This the Way" and "Well Fed Slave/Hungry Free Man" poignantly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During his career, Lucky Dube has witnessed major political changes in his native South Africa. When he first earned recognition in the '80s, the country's apartheid system was still in place. But when the Peter Tosh-influenced reggae hero recorded his eighth album, Taxman, in 1997, apartheid had been outlawed for several years, and the once-imprisoned Nelson Mandela held the position of prime minister. One of his strongest albums ever, Taxman deals largely with the struggles of the new South Africa. The title song asks the same question many Americans ask -- where are all our tax dollars going? -- while "Is This the Way" and "Well Fed Slave/Hungry Free Man" poignantly address the poverty that was still very much a problem in Dube's country. Dube's songs may have been inspired by events and problems of South Africa, but their appeal is universal -- one doesn't have to be from Johannesburg or Cape Town to appreciate his reflections on the struggles of the poor, the unemployed and the homeless. Whether you live in Philadelphia, London or Kingston, Lucky Dube writes songs that hit home.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1997
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351453228
  • Catalog Number: 45032
  • Sales rank: 42,399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Guns & Roses (6:20)
  2. 2 Taxman (4:33)
  3. 3 Is This the Way (4:51)
  4. 4 Take It to Jah (5:13)
  5. 5 Mirror Mirror (5:42)
  6. 6 We Love It (5:26)
  7. 7 You've Got a Friend (5:26)
  8. 8 Kiss No Frog (5:35)
  9. 9 Well Fed Slave/Hungry Free Man (5:01)
  10. 10 Good Things (5:08)
  11. 11 Release Me (5:22)
  12. 12 I Want to Know What Love Is (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucky Dube Primary Artist, Primary Artist
McCoy Mrubata Saxophone
Isaac Mtshali Drums
Veli Shabangu Percussion, Drums
Khanyo Maphumulo Background Vocals
Thozama Motsage Background Vocals
Gugu Dlamini Background Vocals
Soweto String Quartet Strings
Ayanda Nhlangothi Vocals
Technical Credits
Lucky Dube Arranger, Producer
Dave Segal Engineer
Kentse Mphahlwa Engineer
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