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You've Got the Power
Third World
You've Got the Power
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Third World
Title: You've Got the Power
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074643774444, 074643774420

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"You've Got The Power" Reggae CD
Ms. Bridgette M. Garcia | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is one of Third World best albums. It is solid. Not one bad song. Beautiful really. I highly recommend it."
INNA TIME LIKE THIS .... shine like a blazing fire...
plum_village | Border to Border | 02/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Third World Shines like a blazing fire;;; listening to them, they seemed to be the clean cut Reggae band, never seeming to mention ganja; always being upbeat; even in their sadder songs, maybe at times, this makes it "appear" superficial, not covering say, dire stoic topics like Uhuru yet, as I listened to them, in Las Cruces New Mexico;
maybe POSITIVE VIBRATION is what it is about too.... this album rocks? soul, I suppose and reggae but it rocks too. This album, "You've Got the Power" and the previous, "Rock the World" to me, seem to go together well, while "Sense of Purpose", the following, isn't my cup of tea much at all; not like these 2 which I see, as Masterpieces:Mellow, talented; Third world, what, it's like there is about 9 of them, guy, Cat, who has by coincidence a cat in the hat hat, back then, they all have clear eyes and white smiles; Ruggs, seems to be equally in charge as well; Seems with 3rd World, a good way to analyze, are to list the stellar, outstanding, overstanding songs: Hence: "Try Jah Love", the opening, is just short of highest status, I give to 3rd World songs;"Ride On Jah Children", the 2nd track, is one of Third Worlds top songs, so many though, but it is excellent, "C'mon and pack your things, children, Zion is waiting.""You're Playing us to close", makes good social commentary; and in some cases, it is okay, at interlude, some sermonizing goes on," Now when I was just a little boy my grandfather
use to say to me, "Brother B, trust no shadow
after dark... "It's not till I grew to be a man that
I understand what the old brother was talking
about."additionally, goes without saying, nice use of keyboards by 3rd World."Movin' Up, Jah Jah Children Movin' Up" is another top ranking song, with a lighter melody, as 3rd World can do so very well. Excellent ad libbing, probably Cat, the Uptown Rebel.You know, these guys appear as clean cut, etc. as a Christian band, as cheerful, helpful; Next, the title cut, "You've got the power", is "power" "strength"? cause the opening, lines, sing, in a sort of soft spoken way physically, quiet (but strong in emotional content) "you've got the power", "brother you've got the power to make a change, sister you've got the power, to rearrange." Inspirational, as it was, 20 years ago...Another Masterpiece, "Inna Time Like This", with, synthesizers, accompanying, I would guess, Cat gives a minor disertation, opening up:" Now I would like to introduce to you
Professor Makashanti
International Professor of Dubology, Dub,
..." but then, the song, breaks to the potent social, personal, human race message; what tever, "... In a time like this
Some positive changes got to come your way
Some positive changes got to come..."more profundity, in this deep well: "... Every time one drop
A thousand more shall rise
Who looking on with scorn today
Tomorrow looking with surprise..."finishing touches, "I wake up crying", "Save me save me save me", not top masterpiece song, 8 on a scale of 10, that's pretty good. This whole disc, is big 5 stars, to amazon standards, excellent. And I guess, a romance song, not as plentiful, with 3rd World; to my knowledge...Finishing up, "Low Key Jamming" is a 9 out of 10, 10 being best, I'd judge, cause it's "Irie, Irie, Irie", first time, I ever heard these words.5 stars, 500 stars, this is one of 3rd Worlds and Reggae's bestest CDs.Inna time like this, you need it.I listen to Reggae, Uhuru, intellectual, Marley profound, Tosh, rebellious sometimes, cover the gamut of human emotions, 3rd world? Positive, somewhat straight laced. Worth the investment.Thanks Third World for all the great music! Kenny and all, for great friendships!"
A watershed moment
B. Poelman | Salt Lake City, Utah United States | 01/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is Third World's most significant transitional album. A wonderful example of how 2nd generation "Soul" music could relate and expand on what was happening in the reggae world mere months after the death of Bob Marley. While not as tight and passionate as Steel Pulse's "Earth Crisis," this is a wonderful album that speaks directly to the state of roots reggae at the time."