Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

by Ziggy Marley


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Released two years after the elaborate, vibrant, and excellent album Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley returned with an eponymous release, the self-titling perhaps a reference to the bedroom demo and laptop-studio feel of the album. There are still acoustic moments ("Heaven Can't Take It" is the beautifully written but sad idea that humans are dragging the heavens down) and band-oriented songs that punch out of the speakers ("Amen" being a stomping example), but the opening joy dubbed "Start It Up" is the new commercial ragga, all post-Major Lazer, post-Stephen Marley with the necessary funk and quirk. "Weekend's Long" is filled with true heart and soul, and it's the closest this Marley has come to cutting a Michael Franti-like song that could be shopped to vacation companies and cruise lines for their next television commercial, but charm is at the center of this smaller, more compressed album, and it's a good thing. Ziggy Marley, the LP, shares much in common with Robert Palmer's Pride, Black Uhuru's Chill Out, and even Gregory Isaacs' Night Nurse, as its diminutive, deft, funky, tight, electro-tinged, and sincere. With all these ingredients at just the volume, it's still one single or classic short of being the best-of Ziggy, but the cool temperament and empowering mood of the album offer a life-affirming soul massage through music. For those reasons, this is likely to be some of the artist's fans favorite release.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
UPC: 0804879573029
catalogNumber: 19
Rank: 45462

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ziggy Marley   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Ian Coleman   Guitar
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Lyle Workman   Guitar
Kenya Hathaway   Vocals
Rock Deadrick   Percussion
Adam Zimmon   Guitar
Takeshi Akimoto   Guitar
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Nicole Morier   Vocals
Regiment   Horn
David Palmer   Keyboards
Charlean Carmon   Vocals
Lisa Fendelander   Keyboards
Aaron Nigel Smith   Vocals
Johanna Cranitch   Vocals
Brian Macleod   Drums
Toni Scruggs   Vocals
Dave Wilder   Bass
Khris Lorenz   Drums
Beezy Coleman   Vocals
Paul Stennett   Keyboards
George Hughes   Keyboards
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
One World Chorus   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ziggy Marley   Composer,Producer
Brian Vibberts   Composer
Jacob Luttrell   Composer
Carlos de la Garza   Engineer
Nikhil Korula   Composer
Justin Hergett   Engineer
Jared Hirshland   Engineer
Orly Marley   Executive Producer
Mike Schuppan   Engineer
Jesse String   Engineer
Geoffrey Early   Composer
Dimitri Cerny   Composer

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