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Black Slate / World Citizen
Album:World Citizen Collection:Reggae
Artist:Black Slate Added:11/2014
Label:Unit Circle Rekkids 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-06-26 Pull Date:2015-08-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:26 Jul12 Jul
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-06-19 
ROOTS REGGAE

This old-school UK-based reggae act was formed in the ‘70s. The songs are reminiscent of Marley, Tosh, et al from that era; so faithful in fact, one wonders when does throw-back become tribute band, become novelty act? That said, this is a good record, and fun listening. Multiple singers provide variety; core band is often augmented by horns.

No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo. A call for internationalism. Sounds much like a Wailers song. (4:49)
2 Mid-slow. An after-the-breakup song. A rap is included. (4:17)
3 ** Mid-tempo. Sweet love song with a “Two Little Birds” feel. Very nice vocals. (4:53)
4 Mid-fast. Wishing the world had more love. Meh. (4:03)
5 * Mid-tempo. Crime ballad. Pretty good, but not among best. Good horns. (4:48)
6 * Another call for love & understanding. Nice sax, horns, flute. Good singing. (4:00)
7 Mid-slow. Faux Classical music references. Big orchestration. Waste of time. (4:13)
8 Mid-tempo. A little theme goes ‘round and ‘round. Tired lyrics. (4:50)
9 Mid-fast. Smooth, soulful vocal over a heavy Reggae beat. (4:30)
10 Mid-tempo. R&B love song with multiple male vocal harmony. (5:07)
11 Mid-tempo. A joyful, spirited prayer to Jah. (3:29)
12 ** Mid-fast. Call & response by male voices: “Use your wisdom/Rise up/Stand up” Good instruments too, featuring interesting winds. Best song on the album. (4:11)
13 Mid-tempo. Instrumental version of track 1. Useful as a sound bed perhaps. (4:57)


Track Listing
1.World Citizenship 7.Mozart In Trenchtown
2.When I Think About It 8.Rasta Children
3.Living In The Footsteps 9.Step Right Up
4.Roots Love 10.Feel Like A Man
5.Postcode Gangster 11.Calling Jah
6.It's A Shame 12.Wisdom