Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon (1976)

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Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon (1976)

Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon | 1976
Genre: Reggae | 39:25 | mp3 - 192 - j-stereo | cover | 52,3 MB

When talking about best roots albums ever,
should not forget Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon,
Another Lee Perry production, essential to any reggae collection.

…War ina Babylon is something of a mountain on the reggae landscape.
But what makes it so remarkable is not just the consistently high quality of the music – indeed,
by 1976 one had come to expect nothing but the finest and heaviest grooves from Perry and his studio band, the Upsetters
– rather, it's the fact that Max Romeo had proved to be such a convincing singer of cultural (or ''conscious'')
reggae after several years of raking it in as a purveyor of the most abject slackness.
(His ''Wet Dream'' had been a huge hit in England several years earlier,
and had been followed by such other delicacies as ''Wine Her Goosie'' and ''Pussy Watch Man.'')
But there's no denying the authority of his admonishing voice here,
and the title track (which describes the violent mood during Jamaica's 1972 general election) has remained a standard for decades.
Other highlights include ''One Step Forward'', ''Smile out a Style'' and ''Chase the Devil''.
Essential to any reggae collection.
Rick Anderson -

01 - One Step Forward
02 - Uptown Babies Don't Cry
03 - I Chase The Devil
04 - War Ina Babylon
05 - Norman
06 - Stealing In The Name Of Jah
07 - Tan And See
08 - Smokey Room
09 - Smile Out A Style

Produced and engineered by Lee Perry.
Recorded at Black Ark Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
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