|Warrior King / Hold The Faith|
|Album:||Hold The Faith||Collection:||Reggae|
|Add Date:||2006-01-01||Pull Date:||2006-03-05||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||12 Feb||5 Feb||22 Jan||15 Jan||8 Jan|
|1.||Sat, 05 Jul 08:||Sadie O.|
New World Disorder
|4.||Wed, 08 Feb 06:||Blue G|
The Dub Space
|2.||Thu, 09 Nov 06:||Ayshbot and Farmer Flap-Jack|
|5.||Wed, 01 Feb 06:||Mr. Silverback|
Deep in the Groove
|3.||Fri, 07 Apr 06:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
Farmer Flap-Jack Sessions
|6.||Wed, 01 Feb 06:||Blue G|
The Dub Space
Warrior King – Hold the Faith (VP)|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/16/05
Roots rock, highly religious reggae. Very traditional, in the late 70’s-early 80’s vein. Many songs contain “interpretations” of sections from reggae classics, which are duly noted in the liner notes. Fairly small group of performers, non-electronic, straightforward (not dubby) production. Very pleasant, not terribly earthshaking. No FCC.
1. 2:03 intro – rooster crowing, spoken word, religious, very slow, quiet, no music.
2. 4:01 *midtempo bubble with horn section, nice harmonies on chorus, positive (rasta) lyrics.
3. 4:06 **midtempo, nice keyboard sounds, harmonies, religious – in fact, many terms I haven’t heard in ages, very I-thiopian.
4. 3:32 *forceful intro, driving riddim, survival lyrics.
5. 4:00 cool keyboard bubble, backing chorus sounds like modern “R&B”/hip hop backing vocals, otherwise very roots. Ends rather sloppily.
6. 4:02 **peaon to the religious benefits of marijuana. Sweet sound, hints of “Pass the Koutchie” in the sax. Another messy ending.
7. 3:57 *emphasis on vocal harmonies, nice horns. Rather subdued beat at first. Nice freedom lyrics.
8. 3:16 cool bubble, nice keyboards and horns, harmonies seem to be oddly mixed in front of main vocal.
9. 4:17 love song, lyrics definitely geared to appeal to female sensibilities, slightly dubby horns, otherwise rather bland sound.
10. 3:24 another love song (hey, that’s the title!), nice sound, sweet lyrics (seems like unique attitude amongst the notoriously philandering Jamaicans!)
11. 4:46 yet ANOTHER love song. Kind of simplistic.
12. 4:26 a song about the concept of love… a bit uptempo, pretty.
13. 4:01 *almost calypso music, kiddie singers, praising education.
“If you want to be a lawyer, you got to read good and praise Rastafari.” Words to live by…
14. 4:16 *strong riddim, spare production (occasionally music fades entirely and leaves only vocals.) Rasta message.
15. 4:14 *slightly uptempo with a bit of hand drum and flute.
16. 4:12 **slightly downtempo, lots of “jungle noises”, hand drum, about repatriation.
|1.||Reverence (Intro)||9.||I Wonder|
|2.||Hold The Faith||10.||Another Love Song|
|4.||Can't Get Me Down||12.||They Don't Know|
|8.||My Life||16.||Motherland Awaits|