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Where There Is Life
Genres: World Music, Pop
Lead track "It's Me Again Jah" and the other buoyantly righteous hits collected in this 1995 Island Records debut filled an aching space created by the premature deaths of reggae prophets Bob Marley in 1981 and Garnet Sil... more »
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Lead track "It's Me Again Jah" and the other buoyantly righteous hits collected in this 1995 Island Records debut filled an aching space created by the premature deaths of reggae prophets Bob Marley in 1981 and Garnet Silk in 1994. Other contemporary Jamaican artists may enjoy star of the month status, but Where There Is Life earned Luciano a permanent niche in the reggae pantheon. This charismatic baritone additionally distinguishes himself from virtually every other Rastafarian roots singer by avoiding songs of romantic love and rebellion in favor of serving only The Most High. It doesn't matter what your faith, Luciano's spiritual devotion is so musically fresh and vital that, like Marley, his message reaches everyone.
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Michael Vincent | Maine, NY, New Mexico | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For me, this album is beyond words, but I'll try...As one reviewer has already said, I would be a millionaire if I had a dollar for every time I listened to this album. If I am ever in need of cheering-up, or inspiration, all I have to do is put it on, and Luciano's smooth, soaring voice melts my burdens away. Reggae music is probably the closest thing I have to an organized religion, and this album is Holy scripture. This CD is so important to me that I have actually burned myself two back-up copies, just in case something should happen to the original!It is my opinion that Luciano's message of brotherhood, reverence, joy, and righteousness is the most clear, uplifting, refreshing, and accessable message of ANY musical artist EVER. Many people say he is the next Bob Marley. I say he is the one and only Luciano. I have many friends and family who do not listen to reggae at all, but they are blown away when they hear his music. I strongly reccommend all of his albums, but in particular, "Where There Is Life," "A New Day," and "Serve Jah" are his most phenomenal so far.As a side note, I have had the honor of meeting Luciano backstage after one of his AMAZING concerts, and I was so impressed with his humble nature, and willingness to sit and talk to one of his fans. He was truly put here on this earth to bring a message of faith and unity to the people, and I will be listening to that message until the day I die. I will leave you with the words he left me with. "Let Jah Light be seen in you always.""
Consciousness at its best
Michael Vincent | 01/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Where There is Life' is an album that if I had a dollar for everytime I've played it, I would be a millionaire. Conscious and rightous verses fill every song from Luciano, making this album absolutely inspiring. Songs such as 'It's me again Jah', 'Lord give me strength', 'Your world and mine', 'He is my friend', and 'In this together' can elevate anyone from despair; and bring upliftment and positive vibrations to all the massive. Respect"
Transcendent Reggae with a Spiritual Base
B. Keith | Windsor, Ontario | 01/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Comparisons to Bob Marley, list most musical comparisons, is not really fair... Luciano has his own voice and style...but there IS something to the substance of the songs and vitality of the singing and lyrics that DOES echo Bob Marley! I am not religious, but the spiritual foundation of Luciano's work, like Marley before him, taps into a universal spiritual consciousness beyond any specific religious perspective. Moreover, the overwhelming direction is uplifting and hopeful, despite the struggles and difficulties of being human.Amazing stuff! I am almost weary about getting another Luciano CD for fear of being disappointed...Of course I will!!! (and I will have to buy this again on CD - I lost my cassette of this album travelling on the train to Toronto during Christmas holidays just past).
In my opinion (albeit, as a White Canadian nearing middle-age) Only Ziggy Marley's "Spirit of Music" comes close to the excellence and universiality of Bob Marley & the Wailers' music.