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On the Rock
Israel Vibration
On the Rock
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Israel Vibration
Title: On the Rock
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary Records
Original Release Date: 2/24/1995
Re-Release Date: 2/28/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 060768972025, 021823317526

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A good solid, well produced, roots achievement
Mark A. Kintzley | Phoenix, AZ | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everything on this cd is good. Not one bad song on the whole thing. The vocals are very conscious and roots-wise. The Roots Radics are laying down the heavy roots riddims with ease and style. This is a GREAT roots reggae cd and I recommend that you definitely pick this cd up and add it to your collection. My personal favorite songs by Israel Vibration are the songs that Apple Gabriel , who has since left the group, sings the lead vocals on. That is not to say the others are bad by any means. These 3 together offer up some stunning harmonies and have perfected a newer style of reggae which added greatly to the world of reggae. The newer cd's by Israel Vibration are good in my opinion, but they lack the smooth voice of Apple Gabriel. I suggest that if you enjoy his voice, as on the song Ambush for instance, then go pick up his debut solo effort entitled APPLE GABRIEL...Another Moses. A very worthwhile solo effort. Bottom line? Israel Vibration is always a sure hit! Also recommended by them:
Strength of My Life
Free to Move
I like The Same Song too, but the production is less than quality on that one. Great music though.One Love!"
Israel Vibration On the Rock
Ijed Bulgin | Dayton, Ohio | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""On the Rock" is Israel Vibration's 1995 studio album, and it does not fail to satisfy. From MR. CONSULAR MAN to ON THE ROCK, the vibes offer non stop roots and culture music, even though tracks like SUGAR ME and LOVE IS ALL WE NEED offer softer sides to the group. The standouts on this album are MR. CONSULAR MAN, with Wiss offering a personal perspective in his lyrics over a crucial reggae rythm. The song starts off the album in perfect fashion. The story he sings about in this song is true. AMBUSH will instantly put you in the same mood as Bob Marley's BAD CARD, as AMBUSH has a similar groove and bass line as the Bob Marley hit. In AMBUSH, Apple offers great lines that can be heard in various Bob Marley songs. RUDEBOY SHUFFLIN, the single from the album, is one of Israel Vibration's best-known songs. Absolute reggae offered by Apple on that track. Wiss' BORDERLINE is another absolute standout, as he addresses the many problems faced in the world today. The music really shines on this one. And, of course ON THE ROCK shows Skelly showing concern to all those locked in captivity. ON THE ROCK finishes of the album with a great vibe. You can truly feel the power as Skelly screams "JAH!!!" towards the end of the track. Overall, "On the Rock" is a great album, and the first time Israel Vibration used 12 tracks on an album. The more, the better, in my opinion. Check out "On the Rock..." It's sure to please."
Allstar Reggae
Todd R. | just south of West Palm Beach, FL | 12/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Man, just the roots and vibes of the first song on this album should sum up the review-- MUST HAVE! A classy reggae band and one you should definately have many albums of in your collection. Much props."