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Living Dub 4
Genres: World Music, Pop
Continuing with his Heartbeat Records-era tradition of releasing new CDs and then following with dub versions of them, Burning Spear tips his hat (and his technology) to 1998's Grammy-nominated Appointment with His Majesty... more »
Continuing with his Heartbeat Records-era tradition of releasing new CDs and then following with dub versions of them, Burning Spear tips his hat (and his technology) to 1998's Grammy-nominated Appointment with His Majesty. Track by track, Living Dub, Volume 4 takes the original tunes into warpy dub land, where vocal lines get parsed into reverb-laden riffs and odd little interjections from percussion instruments and guitars make wavering skeletal structures. That Spear, one of the longest-living reggae veterans, can pull off both Majesty and then a dub of the same CD is testament to both his creative reach and his music's elasticity. The horn lines that have marked Spear's output get considerable treatment in dub, as do his languid vocal inflections. --Andrew Bartlett
A sensational reggae recording in every respect.
email@example.com | Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. | 05/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Burning Spear continues to set the standard by which Reggae (and other) acts must be judged. And indeed, the standard has been set high on this recording. The emphasis here is less on "dub" special effects and more on the outstanding musicianship of Spear's band. The production is refined and even elegant. In short, the whole thing shines from start to finish. In my opinion, it is superior to the original release upon which it is based, as well as Living Dub(s) I-III, which is really saying something. A real winner this one...."