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Tamlins / Re-Birth
Album:Re-Birth Collection:Reggae
Artist:Tamlins Added:12/2010
Label:Shengen 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-12-05 Pull Date:2011-02-06 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:6 Feb23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan19 Dec12 Dec
Airplays:112121

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 09 Jun 12:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
4.Sat, 22 Jan 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
2.Wed, 30 Nov 11:Sunshine
Morning Glory
5.Sat, 15 Jan 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
3.Sat, 05 Feb 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
6.Wed, 12 Jan 11:Sunshine
Getting Over the Hump aka Sunshine in the Morning aka Morning Glory

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-12-02 
Tamlins – Re-Birth
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/1/10
New roots rock reggae from a vocal trio dating back to the 70’s. Mostly known for their backup work for folks like Peter Tosh and John Holt, they have fine harmonies and arrangements, and the lead singer has a nice Philly soul falsetto delivery. Album is produced (and a lot of the instruments played) by Alborosie, who knows his way around a roots riddim, so it’s a quality act.
No FCCs detected. I like 2, 4 and 14 best.
1. 3:33 ***slow, soul intro turning into a midtempo bubble with nice bounce, sweet harmonies and vocals.
2. 4:02 ****downtempo, dubby bubble with syndrum and Alborosie. That’s at least two of your essential food groups, right there.
3. 4:05 **downtempo, mellow roots rock reggae, depressing socio-political lyrics.
4. 3:43 ****downtempo cover of familiar riddim, really sweet vocals.
5. 4:43 **uptempo syncopated bubble. Guest vocals by Spiritual – who sounds a lot like Burning Spear.
6. 4:17 **downtempo with soaring harmonies, syndrum.
7. 4:07 **a bit downtempo, sort of Motown sound to the vocals and keyboards. Some falsetto singing.
8. 3:34 ***rather downtempo, a bit sparser sound, several different lead voices.
9. 3:58 **midtempo bubble with lots of syndrum, some falsetto vocals.
10. 3:49 ***midtempo bubble, somewhat odd vocals. I kinda like somewhat odd vocals. Goes dubby toward the end.
11. 3:59 ***midtempo with swingy syncopation – groovy little riddim, nice sentiment.
12. 3:38 **slow bubble with syndrum and a hint of menace.
13. 3:28 ***uptempo and upbeat bubble, almost doo-wop vocals.
14. 4:43 ****slow uber-dub of track track 2, with lots of creepy syndrum and low piano and very few vocals.

Track Listing
1.To The Nations 8.It's Your Life
2.Baltimore Feat. Alborosie 9.World's In Danger
3.Bit By Bit 10.Give I Praise
4.Send Them Come 11.Food For The Poor
5.Who Are Leading Us 12.Mr. Gravalicious
6.Chant Down Babylon 13.Tell Me Baby
7.Praise Rastafarai 14.Dub In Baltimore