Wanted Dread & Alive [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Peter Tosh's final album for the Glimmer Twins' imprint label found him continuing to relish his image of urban bandit, as the Wild West-style wanted poster graphics aptly illustrate. So does the slinky title track, which comes off as a downmarket "I Shot the Sheriff," yet done with panache. "Coming in Hot" is a classic statement of intent, while "Nothing But Love" is an inspired reggae-pop crossover affair that marks one of the few times he ever shared the mike with someone else. "The Poor Man Feel It" and "Cold Blood" retread Tosh's pessimism and scorn toward the political landscape. The former song is crippled by a numbingly obvious hook that wouldn't give Bob Dylan ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Peter Tosh's final album for the Glimmer Twins' imprint label found him continuing to relish his image of urban bandit, as the Wild West-style wanted poster graphics aptly illustrate. So does the slinky title track, which comes off as a downmarket "I Shot the Sheriff," yet done with panache. "Coming in Hot" is a classic statement of intent, while "Nothing But Love" is an inspired reggae-pop crossover affair that marks one of the few times he ever shared the mike with someone else. "The Poor Man Feel It" and "Cold Blood" retread Tosh's pessimism and scorn toward the political landscape. The former song is crippled by a numbingly obvious hook that wouldn't give Bob Dylan sleepless nights "gotta find a solution to all the pollution", though its heartfelt compassion shines through. "Reggaemylitis," on the other hand, reads like a clunky roots response to "Boogie Fever," but is good, mindless fun not a word often associated with Tosh. The longer tracks provide the most compelling moments. "Rastafari Is" would be a deadly dull roots religious lecture without the mantra-like hand percussion, organ, and lead guitar lines bobbing and weaving throughout its six minutes. "That's What They Will Do" fires a shot across the bow at people who Tosh feels have betrayed him, with lead guitarist Darryl Thompson firing off some spiffy countrified licks. "Fools Die" is the biggest surprise, bearing little relation to Tosh's recorded output. The track builds on a simple pad of acoustic guitar and electric piano, while Pee-Wee improvises soaring flute lines behind an impassioned Tosh plea for humanity to clean up its act. It's a daring departure and an impressive mood piece; such gestures would have gone a long way elsewhere, too. There's a nagging sense of little new ground being broken, which won't bother the diehards; after all, they're the ones who keep stuff like this in print.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724353769321
  • Catalog Number: 37693
  • Sales rank: 32,890

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Tosh Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
The Tamlins Background Vocals
Gwen Guthrie Vocals
Jon Faddis Horn
Lew Soloff Horn
Sly Dunbar Drums
Dean Fraser Alto, Tenor Saxophone
Lou Marini Horn
Nambo Trombone
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
D. Madden Trumpet
Technical Credits
Geoffrey Chung Engineer
Peter Tosh Arranger, Composer, Producer
Roger Steffens Liner Notes
Neville Garrick Cover Art
Nigel Reeve Producer
Claire Parsons Reissue Art
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