Wild and Free

Wild and Free

by Ziggy Marley

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Overview

Wild and Free

After playing it positive and safe with his children's album Family Time, Ziggy Marley returns to more adult-oriented fare with Wild and Free, a pro-cannabis album that's suitably laid-back, militant, and organic. Helping with the organic is producer Don Was, who surrounds Ziggy with warm tones and good vibes and nothing feeling showy or cold. This enhances the freely developing numbers like "Roads Less Traveled" (a slowly chugging track that sounds inspired by Dad's classic Wailers' cut "Exodus") and "A Sign" (one of those light, bright songs that reminds you Ziggy's Melody Makers often shared the same new hippie spirit as hip-hop's Arrested Development). Freedom and marijuana fuel the album as pro-pot advocate Woody Harrelson offers narration on the excellent title track, while "Changes" lead to a "Personal Revolution" and on to enlightenment. A big swerve comes at the end with the eulogy for a prostitute called "Elizabeth," but there's little doubt that it's a songwriting high point for Ziggy, tugging at the heartstrings with a minimal amount of words. Stoned to the bone with Was at the controls means this is one of the more humble and cool offerings in the Ziggy Marley catalog, but those are the same reasons it's an album to return to, delivering that satisfying Rastaman vibration whenever listeners crave a mellow mood.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
UPC: 0804879248422
catalogNumber: 6
Rank: 52594

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ziggy Marley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Santa Davis   Drums
James Poyser   Keyboards
Rock Deadrick   Percussion
Takeshi Akimoto   Guitar
Tracy Hazzard   Background Vocals
Daryl Jones   Bass

Technical Credits

Ziggy Marley   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Linda Perry   Composer,Lyricist
Don Was   Producer
Krish Sharma   Engineer
Kii Arens   Art Direction
Peter Dokus   Photo Assistance
Marc Moreau   Engineer
Daniel Marley   Composer,Lyricist
Heavy D   Composer,Lyricist
Woody Harrelson   Composer,Lyricist
Orly Marley   Executive Producer

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