Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Heaven & Earth
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
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If you only buy one Jah Wobble album, this is the one!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to the gloom-and-doom persona of his earlier works, Jah Wobble has fashioned a uniquely upbeat musical vision on Heaven and Earth. Despite the "World Music" label that has been stuck on his latest endeavors, Jah Wobble doesn't strike the listener as someone who is "cashing in" on a fad, instead Natacha Atlas' impassioned vocals on "A Love Song" strikes a chord deep within all of us, her national origin is not of concern so much as hers was the right voice for the job. And even though "Om Namah Shiva" was featured on an earlier EP, it's appearance on this album doesn't sound "slapped together" as one might come to expect otherwise. I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Bill Laswell Says That This is "Jah Wobble's Best Work".....
fetish_2000 | U.K. | 11/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An impossibly hard to find album that was deleted quite some time ago. This is almost certainly a pan-cultural album, citing both Eastern (Asia), and western influences...a focus on less tracks and stronger compositions is the template to which the stunning epic opener of "Heaven & Earth" with it's oriental gong's, flutes, guitar (acoustic), and quintessential Hong Kong melodrama evokes the film score from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and its instrumental brilliance is only matched by its ambition. The first vocal track "A Love Song" neatly encapsulates Jah wobbles strongest attributes...coaxing inspired vocals from collaborative vocalists (in this case female singer "Natacha Atlas"), who lends a tremendous singing performance in her native tongue. By the time the epically changing "Gone To Croatan"...a 15 minute orchestral worldbeat track with legendary bassist "Bill Laswell" performing, or the western percussionist flavoured "Hit Me" with the very subtlest elements of deft turntable scratching (with Turntable virtuoso "Rob Swift") bring things a to a extremely satisfying conclusions....you'll no doubt be in agreement, that this is unarguably Jah Wobbles greatest (solo) album.....truly captivating."