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Burning Spear / Creation Rebel
Album:Creation Rebel Collection:Reggae
Artist:Burning Spear Added:11/2004
Label:Heartbeat 

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Add Date:2005-06-05 Pull Date:2005-08-07 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2005-05-25 
BURNING SPEAR – “Creation Rebel”
Heartbeat, 2004

Fabulous set of early Burning Spear sessions for the legendary Studio One label, 1969-1974. Don’t be fooled by the word “early”. Spear wasn’t trying to find himself in these days, he knew exactly what he wanted to say, and was a pioneer in conscious roots reggae. Not quite essential, but darned close, with many previously rare mixes and tracks never before on CD.

Fo’s picks: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

1. 3:11 – serious rastaman groove
2. 2:41 – positive, high backing vox
3. 3:03 – dragging feel, odd melody
4. 2:40 – uptempo, plaintive vocal
5. 3:23 – optimistic and very loose
6. 2:30 – positive, bubbly, dancey
7. 3:12 – upbeat rasta anthem
8. 3:19 – serious; good guitar/bass
9. 3:05 – sweet vocal, muddy music
10. 2:32 – good rhythm, poetic lyric
11. 3:05 – catchy, but very simple
12. 2:43 – upbeat, loose vocals
13. 2:37 – strong rhythm, positive
14. 2:47 – happy, sing-song vox
15. 2:43 – uptempo, with organ
16. 2:05 – short ‘n’ sweet
17. 2:56 – a love song! very nice.
18. 1:59 – heavy lyric, heavy bass
19. 3:06 – relaxed bounce, fun vox
20. 2:44 – wild vox, strong beat

Track Listing
1.Door Peeper 11.Ethiopians Live It Out
2.This Race 12.Rocking Time
3.This Population 13.Get Ready
4.Bad to Worst 14.What a Happy Day
5.New Civilization 15.Call on You
6.Pick Up the Pieces 16.Free
7.Zion Higher 17.Down By the River
8.Swell Headed 18.Weeping and Waiting
9.Foggy Road 19.He Prayed
10.Creation Rebel 20.Rocking Time