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Title Retrospective, Retrospective Reggae Classics
Performer Bunny Wailer
Genre Reggae
Release Date 22/04/2002
Original Release Year 1995
Label / Distributor Solomonic / Proper Music Distribution, Shanachie / Proper
Stereo Stereo
Producer Bunny Wailer
Pieces in Set 1
Studio / Live Studio
Sub Genre Roots Reggae
Format Performer
EAN 16351452122
Catalogue Number SHCD 45021

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Album Notes Personnel includes: Bunny Wailer (vocals, electric drums, talking drum, percussion); O. Stewart (guitar, horns, keyboards, programming); D. Thompson (guitar, bass); Earl "Chinna" Smith, D. Bryan, E. Ranglin, E. Lamont, F. Stewart, D. Pinkney, Sowell, C. Coore (guitar); T. McCook, B. Ellis, H. Bennet, D. Fraser, R. Robinson, B. Bailey, B. Ellis, J. Moore (horns); E. Lindo, K. Sterling, B. Kalphat, G. Anderson, S. Johnson, T. Asher, "Red Fox" Stewart (keyboards); E. Carter, E. Holt, R. Walters (bass); C. Meredith (drums, programming); L. Wallace, E. Clarke, A. Scott, C. Davis, L. Scott (drums).
Bunny Wailer has never achieved the icon status of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, his fellow members in the seminal Wailers. But his vocal style--impassioned, gritty, and utterly joyous--is a wonder to behold, and it perfectly suits the music and message of these fine songs.
Although Bunny Wailer became a solo artist in 1975, this collection draws mainly from recordings he made during the '80s. It opens with the egregiously catchy "Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae" and ends with a stirring take on Bob Marley's hymn-like "Redemption Song." Accompanied by just a piano and electric bass, Wailer echoes Marley's original phrasing but adds a few well-placed gospel melismas. In between are some of Wailer's best-known songs, including "Cool Running" and "Rockers," as well as lesser-known gems like "Time Will Tell," an effective showcase for the beauty of two simple chords. Wailer straddles genres easily, from carefree dance-reggae songs like "Ballroom Floor," and "Dance Hall Music" to a fierce take on Toots Hibbert's "Dog War, " which manages to be both a dance song and a call to arms.
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Album Reviews Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...A first-rate introduction to one of Jamaica's finest."
Q (5/95, p.138) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...A first-rate introduction to one of Jamaica's finest."

Titles on disc 1

1. Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae
2. Rock 'N' Groove
3. Love Fire
4. Soul Rebel
5. Want to Come Home
6. Ballroom Floor
7. Rise and Shine, Rise & Shine
8. Cool Runnings
9. Rockers
10. Liberation
11. Time Will Tell
12. Warrior
13. Dance Hall Music
14. Dog War
15. Conscious Lyrics
16. Redemption Song

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