Unchained Spirit

Unchained Spirit
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Unchained Spirit

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16 TRACKS: 1) Intro 2) 23rd Psalm (with Gramps of Morgan Heritage) 3) Voice Of Jah (with LMS) 4) Sudan 5) We'll be Alright 6) Pull It Up (with Beres Hammond) 7) Life Is A Journey 8) Better Must Come 9) Mighty Dread 10) Poor Old Man (with Stephen Marley) 11) Law And Order 12) Guns And Bombs 13) Woman Dem Phat 14) No More Misty Days (with Rancid) 15) Pull It Up (with Beres Hammond) (Live) 16) Reunion (with Wayne Wonder)

A new record from reggae's leading contemporary vocalist is an event, especially since three years separate Unchained Spirit from Inna Heights. He's still very much a leader of the conscious, spiritual movement in the music, wearing the heritage of Bob Marley. And he takes chances, as his version of "23rd Psalm" shows--a soft, evocative beginning to a record that pushes at the genre's boundaries, even as it makes nods toward dance hall on "Pull It Up" (which features the excellent Beres Hammond). But Banton and his gravelly voice seem to have his heart in the '70s, as "Better Must Come" shows all too clearly. Labelmates Rancid show up on the edgy "No More Misty Days," which, oddly, has echoes of U2. Banton has never felt himself constrained by reggae; instead it's always been his springboard--but never more so than here, where the reggae spring has made this album worth the wait. --Chris Nickson

Key Product Details

  • Artist: Buju Banton

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