Take Me to God

Take Me to God

by Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart


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Take Me to God

After he'd been a fixture of the British new wave/punk/underground/alternative scene since the late '70s, 1994's Take Me to God marked Jah Wobble's first major commercial success as a solo artist, reaching number 13 in the U.K. The use of numerous guest musicians (including Can drummer Jaki Leibezeit) gives this a feel of a rotating collective, with Wobble (who plays several instruments here in addition to the one he's most known for, bass) the constant. Quite a few singers contribute, giving this more of a song-oriented feel than some of his other work, some of the more celebrated including Gavin Friday, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries, Senegalese vocalist Baaba Maal, and top world music artist Najma Akhtar. The 66-minute length of these sprawling excursions almost inevitably means the program will drag at times, according to your musical inclinations. Lyrically, too, it's so varied as to make it difficult to connect with a pronounced attitude or viewpoint, the concerns ranging from the almost indecipherably frivolous ("Yoga of the Nightclub") to the numerous references to God that pepper the song titles. But it's an interesting assortment of tracks combining currents flowing through mid-'90s alternative rock, world music, reggae, club beats, dub, and African pop, adding up to an extremely heterogeneous whole.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/1994
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452400024
catalogNumber: 524000

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Baaba Maal   Vocals
Najma   Vocals
Harry Beckett   Trumpet
Gavin Friday   Vocals
Pliers   Vocals
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Chaka Demus   Vocals
Massamba Diop   Drums
Anneli Marian Drecker   Vocals
Mark Ferda   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jah Wobble   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
David James   Background Vocals
David Jaymes   Background Vocals
Neville Murray   Percussion,Conga,Tabla,Guica,Vibraslap,Shaker,cowbell,Tamborim
Dolores O'Riordan   Vocals
Andrea Oliver   Vocals
John Reynolds   Drums
Abdel Ali Slimani   Vocals
Ximena Tascon   Vocals
Spikey Tee   Vocals
Annie Whitehead   Trombone
Dinesh   Tabla
Jaki Liebezeit   Drums
Justin Adams   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Sitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Darbouka,Finger Snapping

Technical Credits

Mark Ferda   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Jah Wobble   Producer,Contributor
John Reynolds   Programming,Producer,Contributor
Mark "Spike" Stent   Engineer
Mark Lusardi   Engineer
Jimmy Gonzalez   Composer
Cally Onna   Art Direction
Andre Schmidt   Engineer
Justin Adams   Contributor

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