Words of Truth

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All Music Guide - Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
The fourth album by stridently conscious dancehall DJ Sizzla, Words of Truth reveals a lot about his performance style. Since the album is packaged with a bonus CD of a live show at Brixton Academy in the U.K., listeners can compare the recording with his live show, and it's not a completely flattering comparison. The first CD shows how Sizzla's overzealous delivery mars most of the tunes. Except for the slamming riddim on "Attack" and the hip-winding melody of "Love Ah Di Way," the tunes are mediocre at best, overshadowed by the performer's hard, rushed vocals and preachy lyrics. The second disc benefits greatly from melodic backup singers, live ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
The fourth album by stridently conscious dancehall DJ Sizzla, Words of Truth reveals a lot about his performance style. Since the album is packaged with a bonus CD of a live show at Brixton Academy in the U.K., listeners can compare the recording with his live show, and it's not a completely flattering comparison. The first CD shows how Sizzla's overzealous delivery mars most of the tunes. Except for the slamming riddim on "Attack" and the hip-winding melody of "Love Ah Di Way," the tunes are mediocre at best, overshadowed by the performer's hard, rushed vocals and preachy lyrics. The second disc benefits greatly from melodic backup singers, live instrumentation, and a more measured delivery by Sizzla. From the languid rhythm of "Dem Ah Wonder" to the inspiring nyabingi drumming on "Make Dem Secure," this is a far more enjoyable CD. Words of Truth would be a lot stronger if the first CD contained the same level of enjoyment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2000
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645159722
  • Catalog Number: 1597
  • Sales rank: 128,275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lift My Eyes (3:58)
  2. 2 Enemies Are Confounded (3:45)
  3. 3 Think Positive (3:31)
  4. 4 Love, Love (3:32)
  5. 5 Every Move That I Make (3:41)
  6. 6 Attack (3:37)
  7. 7 Words of Truth (3:29)
  8. 8 Powers of the Earth (3:38)
  9. 9 Them No Good (3:43)
  10. 10 Love Ah Di Way (3:42)
  11. 11 Uplift Your Standard (3:59)
  12. 12 Praise (3:44)
  13. 13 Step Up (3:41)
  14. 14 Gimmie Love (3:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Praise Ye Jah (3:38)
  2. 2 One Away (2:36)
  3. 3 Ancient Memories (2:03)
  4. 4 Words of Devine (1:33)
  5. 5 Dem Ah Wonder (3:30)
  6. 6 Guide over Us (3:58)
  7. 7 Make Dem Secure (3:42)
  8. 8 Babylon Ah Listen (2:20)
  9. 9 Humble Thought (1:48)
  10. 10 Black Woman & Child (2:59)
  11. 11 Give Dem Ah Ride (3:21)
  12. 12 [Untitled Track] (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sizzla Primary Artist
Winston Bowen Guitar
Ian Coleman Guitar
Donald Dennis Bass, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Sly Dunbar Drums
Dean Fraser Saxophone
David Madden Horn
Christopher Meredith Bass, Keyboards
Nambo Horn
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Steven Stanley Keyboards
Paul Crossdale Keyboards
J. Miller Drums
Sherida Background Vocals
Chris Meredith Bass, Keyboards
Fabian Smith Keyboards
Leba Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Philip "Fatis" Burrell Producer
Paul Daley Engineer
Robert Lyn Lyricist
Robert Murphy Engineer
Garfield McDonald Engineer
Mr. Chung Artwork
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