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Marley, Ziggy / Family Time
Album:Family Time Collection:Reggae
Artist:Marley, Ziggy Added:07/2009
Label:Tuff Gong International 

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Add Date:2009-07-12 Pull Date:2009-09-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:13 Sep6 Sep30 Aug16 Aug9 Aug2 Aug26 Jul19 Jul
Airplays:44443564

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-07-10 
Ziggy Marley – Family Time
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/12/09
Roots rock reggae for kids, by Ziggy, head of the Marley clan for almost 30 years now… Lots and lots of top ranking guests. I’m usually a terrible cynic, but I have to admit I’m really touched by this stuff. It’s really positive and upbeat, simple but sophisticated.
No FCCs –duh! Everything’s lovely.
1. 4:21 **sounds of kids playing, then mellow acoustic groove. Celebration of family – sweet. Features a tiny child toward the end – I guess one of Ziggy’s kids?
2. 3:33 ***uptempo roots bubble with tuba blats. Features Ziggy’s mom and sis.
3. 4:43 ***mellow blues-infused acoustic groove – no drums, but great guitar. Lovely vocals as well.
4. 3:18 ***bouncy, upbeat but midtempo bubble, happy song about Jamaica (so few songs about Jamaica these days are….) Features Toots Hibbert. My kids are in Jamaica as I write this, and I’m crying a river…
5. 3:52 ***downtempo simple march, cute kid’s play song, take-off on Simon Says. Dreamlike ending.
6. 3:39 ***shaker intro, bouncy midtempo bubble, famous spiritual featuring Willie Nelson, rendered for kids but with great singing and guitar.
7. 4:17 **midtempo acoustic groove with a bit of Nyahbinghi drumming, cover of a folk classic with pretty female guest vocals. Ends with a lot of really pretty guitar, long fade with hand drums.
8. 4:02 ****downtempo loping stroll, Ziggy’s alphabet with chorus of “Bend Down Low”. Fun bits of vocals.
9. 3:37 ***energetic hand drum intro, downtempo rootsy skank. Cover of an old Trinidadian calypso song – swingy and cute.
10. 3:16 ***syncopated and a bit bluesy groove, positivity message, features Paul Simon.
11. 3:38 **midtempo roots skank with whistling. Pretty female guest vocals. Seems to be all about sustainable energy…
12. 0:54 spoken word for kids, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.
13. 2:32 *spoken word ostensibly for kids, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Track Listing
1.Family Time 7.Wings Of An Eagle
2.I Love You Too 8.Abc
3.Cry, Cry, Cry 9.Hold 'em Joe
4.Take Me To Jamaica 10.Walk Tall
5.Ziggy Says 11.Future Man, Future Lady
6.This Train 12.My Helping Hands
 13.Is There Really A Human Race