Thirteen extended mixes, remixes and dubs-many issued on '80s 12" singles and on the U.S. version of Legend , reggae's most famous album. Extended mixes of One Love/People Get Ready; Jamming , and Could You Be Loved join remixes of Lively Up Yourself; No Woman, No Cry; Buffalo Soldier; Exodus , and more!
International version of their 2006 album features one bonus track over the North American pressing, You Raise Me Up (Por Ti Sere). Il Divo have sold over 12 million albums worldwide and have earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards in over 35 countries. Now Il Divo bring US their fourth studio release, Siempre. Presently on tour with Barbra Streisand, the classically trained operatic quartet are working their way through a 20 city tour to set up their album. Sony/BMG.
14 TRACKS: 1) As We Enter 2) Tribes At War (With K Naan) 3) Strong Will Continue 4) Leaders (With Stephen Marley) 5) Friends 6) Count Your Blessing 7) Dispear 8) Land Of Promise (With Dennis Brown) 9) In His Own Words (With Stephen Marley) 10) Nah Mean 11) Patience 12) My Generation (With Lil Wayne & Joss Stone) 13) Africa Must Wake Up (With K Naan) 14) Ancient People (With Jr. Reid)
Manufacturer: Epic / Or Music / JDub Records
Matisyahu ~ Live At Stubbs Although reggae's religious overtones are often overshadowed by the music's ties to ganja and the hippie movement, there are some socially active or religious leaning artists out there. One of the newest comes in the unlikely figure of a young Hasidic Jew named Matisyahu. Singing with a slight ghetto patois, in Yiddish, and even displaying considerable beat-box skills, the New Yorker is at his best when he works himself into fits of righteous indignation and Old Testament fervor (the limits of his vocal range are laid bare when he croons on ballads). The lean three-piece band on this live recording, his second album, is aerodynamic and flexible, able to do the slow reggae groove or rock out with ferocity. After 12 tracks of stripped-down reggae, however, the music tends to blend into one long groove. Nonetheless, there is an undeniable urgency in this live recording that comes through loud and clear, making it a live document of note by one of reggae's most interesting new figures. --Tad Hendrickson
2011 debut studio album from the American rapper, which follows up on the success of his three underground mixtapes. Featuring guest appearances from Trey Songz, Drake, Missy Elliott and his mentor Jay-Z.
Stephen has been touring and doing acoustic performances of his now classic "Mind Control". The demand for this album has been incredible, and now the Grammy winning artist will give the fans what they have been asking for.
Debut 1995 album! Includes "Overcome" and "Aftermath", plus a cover of Public Enemy's "Black Steel". Less experimentally brash than his more recent release, Tricky's debut CD Maxinquaye is actually a better introduction to the British hip-hopper turned international trip-hopper than his later work. The dozen smoldering, moonlit tracks are less concerned with loopy aural exaggeration than they are with showcasing Tricky's slow-mo rap and singer Martine's sexy soprano. With the exception of the stellar "Pumpkin," (featuring vox from Alison Goldfrapp), the duo mix a colorful palate of rhythmic vocals, throbbing backbeats and gravelly electronic textures. Toss in large doses of sexual innuendo and Maxinquaye becomes a libidinous foray into languor and lust. --Nick Heil
The Debut Album from Two French Sisters Les Nubians. Inspired by Public Enemy, De La Soul, Arrested Development, Soul Ii Soul, Les Nubians Are a New Breed of 'Afro-European' Style Hip-Hop and Soul. Features French Rappers MC Solaar and Mel Groove. This gorgeous pair of African princesses are the latest artists with Mother Continent roots--including Baaba Maal, Ray Lema, Youssou N'Dour, Salif Keita, Zap Mama, and Angelique Kidjo--to infuse French music with the soul it would otherwise lack. Unlike those who cut their deep African funk with the cloying sugar of French pop, Helene and Celia Faussart, sisters from Bordeaux, don't give it all up to La Belle France. In clear, warmly intimate, and, yes, Parisian-sexy voices, they snake in and out of each other's way, often coming together to build glorious harmonies, always singing universally uplifting messages [translations in the CD booklet, except for their American-sounding English in "Sugar Cane"]. It's all set in clean-edged, ultrahip, sensitively calibrated tracks that draw on lush soul, steamy funk, beat-driven hip-hop and cool, flowing jazz. But this album is no pastiche of sounds looking to gobble up many demographics. Recorded in France and London, Princesses Nubiennes plays like an extended single--better yet, like a dreamy musical journey through the sounds of the modern-day African diaspora. --Elena Oumano