Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Free to Move
Genres: World Music, Pop
Ziggy Marley may have a voice that sounds uncannily like his father's, but musically it's Israel Vibration who carry Bob's legacy into the '90s. A couple years ago, on The Rock album, they had reached a peak (no pun intend... more »
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Ziggy Marley may have a voice that sounds uncannily like his father's, but musically it's Israel Vibration who carry Bob's legacy into the '90s. A couple years ago, on The Rock album, they had reached a peak (no pun intended), a wonderful mix of the sweet and serious. But Free to Move takes a leap beyond that, and marks them as serious contenders to achieve the same sort of mass adulation as their inspiration. Like Bob, they never forget where they're from, and so you get the political bent of "Terrorist" and "System not Working," scathing words over a beat that skanks like it was just born. And then they stir it up with "Pretty Woman" (and yes, it does owe a debt to Roy Orbison) and the glorious "Feelin' Irie," which sounds so much like mid-'70s wailers that it could almost be part of their work. Not that Israel Vibration are retro. They simply make truly classic, and truly classy, reggae that stands outside space and time. Forget the bastardized crap of dancehall and ragga; this is the real thing. --Chris Nickson
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ISRAEL VIBRATION...BEFORE THE DEPARTURE
I. Bulgin | DAYTON, OH USA | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""FREE TO MOVE" IS THE LAST ISRAEL VIBRATION STUDIO ALBUM RELEASED BEFORE THE DEPARTURE OF ALBERT "APPLE" CRAIG. TO ME, THIS ALBUM IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ISRAEL VIBRATION ALBUMS. YES, THEY STILL DELIVER PURE ROOTS REGGAE, BUT THEY DO IT IN AN UPBEAT FASHION. THIS ALBUM CONTAINS SOME OF THE BEST REGGAE YOU WILL EVER HEAR. NO WONDER THE ALBUM IS TITLED "FREE TO MOVE." EVERY SONG WILL HAVE YOU MOVING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. SOME OF THE LYRICS ON THIS ALBUM ARE LAID BACK, AS WITNESSED ON "TRAVELING MAN", "PRETTY WOMAN", AND "FEELING IRIE." THEN, SOME OF THE LYRICS ARE WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM ISRAEL VIBRATION...LYRICS THAT FOCUS ON THE WORLD ISSUES, AS WITNESSED ON "TERRORIST", "MUD UP", "LIVITY IN THE HOOD" AND OTHERS. IF YOU WANT PURE ROOTS REGGAE AS NEVER HEARD BEFORE, THEN THIS CD IS JUST RIGHT FOR YOU. PERSONALLY, THIS IS ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAVORITE ISRAEL VIBRATION ALBUMS."
Good Band, GOOD ALBUM!!!
Seb Klappen | Bs As, Argentina | 02/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You can't say "bad album"!!!. I like too the classic sound of reggae roots (70's & early 80's) but Israel Vibration at this time made a perfect balance between oldie and new sound.
I admit than I had to listen this CD twice before I start to like it. But once you could recognize all tracks this Cd hasn't bad songs. Also are, in my opinion, the most spiritually emotional band ever!. And like the title say Israel Vibration its "FREE TO MOVE". They create reggae muzik!!!"
After hearing this album you will also feel irie
onlyreggaeinmybrain | a place were i feel exploited and only reggae coul | 05/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"apple, skelly and wiss backed by the roots radics (respect flabba!!) really know what reggae music should sound like. i consider this, along with praises, same song, unconquered people and on the rock, one of IV greatest albums. with any doubt a five star album."