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Bunny Wailer Sings the Wailers
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
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F.N. Wright | Philadelphia, PA United States | 05/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I admit it. In my early Reggae days I was relatively ignorant in terms of thinking the whole world of Reggae revolved around Bob Marley. When I first saw this album I thought that it was an attempt to cash in on the success of the Wailers' name. Shame on me! First of all, one needs only to listen to other Bunny Wailer albums such as "Blackheart Man" or "Crucial" to realize that he's got his own brilliant songwriting and singing skills and did not need to record this album to boost his career. Secondly, and most important, it is quite obvious from the first listen that he is singing these songs with a great deal of love: love for his Wailers brothers and love for the songs themselves. His versions of Bob and Peter's songs are distinctly his own and yet show great respect for the originals. Plus you've got Sly & Robbie in the rhythm section, plus an all-star line up of Jamaican musicians. Mainly it's Bunny's voice that makes the difference: that pleading yet declaring quality that really shines through on "Soul Rebel," "Rule This Land" and "I Stand Predominate" -- OK, all the songs and performances are great. If you love the music of the Wailers, pick this up. As the sole survivor of this legendary trio, give the man the props while he's still here with us."
Excellent all around
Virgil | Chapel Hill, NC | 08/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't be fooled by the fact these are covers of Marley tunes this is a classic. Bunny Wailer was a member of the Wailers for several year and upon leaving wanted to re-interpret many of the songs that Bob Marley and the Wailers cut in the 70's.And a great job he does. This stands as one of the great reggae albums in my book. Bunny Wailer remakes and then makes each song his own (several of them were originally written by him anyway). Whether you're fan of reggae, Bob Marley or just good music you'll love this album."
IT'S GOOD TO REMEMBER WHERE YOU COME FROM
R. J Lopes | Boston, MA USA | 06/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With this release Bunny shows some love to the legendary group he once was a part of. Songs like 'keep on moving', 'i'm the toughest', and 'hyporcrite' get the Livingstone treatment. I do prefer Tosh's version of 'burial', but Bunny does a good job nonetheless. 'I stand predominate' is a classic example of true Bunny. A great album for any reggae collection."