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Genres: World Music, Pop
Pure spine-tingling, heart-swelling inspiration from foundation Wailer Bunny Wailer (Neville Livingston)--with his ex-Wailer mates Bob Marley and Peter Tosh lending backup support on some tracks. This is one of the greates... more »
Pure spine-tingling, heart-swelling inspiration from foundation Wailer Bunny Wailer (Neville Livingston)--with his ex-Wailer mates Bob Marley and Peter Tosh lending backup support on some tracks. This is one of the greatest reggae albums ever, a 1976 solo debut that virtually defines roots reggae as the musical vehicle for the "reasonings" of the amalgam of Garvey's pan-Africanism and Old Testament thunder that is Rastafari. Virtually every track elucidates Rasta "livity" and offers an intensely visceral portrait of the struggles endured by the international "sufferah dem." And it's all leavened by the Rastafarian vision of a just future world united by One Love. Reggae--hell, pop music!--doesn't get better than these 10 tracks--especially "Dreamland," "Fighting Against Conviction," "Fig Tree," and the title tune. --Elena Oumano
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A True Work of Art!
Mark A. Kintzley | Phoenix, AZ | 09/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all I am a roots reggae FANATIC so my review may be biased, but this IS a GREAT record. Bunny wailer has created a reggae masterpiece here and Armageddion truly stands out as the best track on the cd. I highly recommend Black Heart Man to everyone who loves nice pure roots jamaican reggae with soul. I also HIGHLY recommend Rootsman Skanking which is another beautiful recording by Bunny Wailer. You will not be disappointed. One Love!"
Bunny Wailer's Solo Masterpiece
Paul Beaulieu | Montreal, Canada | 07/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When people think of the Wailers, they tend to think of Bob Marley. Hell, when they think of reggae music they tend to think of Marley. But here fellow foundation Wailer Bunny Wailer (aka Neville Livingston) shows that he too was a songwriter of note. Many of these songs had been done before by Bunny and the Wailers: "Dreamland", on which fellow Wailers Peter Tosh and Bob Marley lend backing vocals, is the most perfectly realized version of a song first recorded at Studio One in 1966, when Bunny first got a chance to shine with Marley away for a few months with his mother in the States, and also recorded with Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1971; "This Train"- also recorded by the Wailers ten years before but again, is beautifully realized here; and "Reincarnated Souls", which was originally to be the title song of what became the Wailers' "Burnin'" album. "Blackheart Man", "Bide Up" and "Fig Tree" are also highlights- although there really isn't a bad song on this. Among the Wailers' recordings, only the Lee Perry- produced Wailers recordings and Marley's "Natty Dread" rival this for near perfection."