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Roots Revival

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The Best Times of Our Lives
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Freedom Street
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Caution
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Boom Boom Carnival
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Follow' 99
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Take it Easy
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Peace Truce
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Breakout
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Roots Revival
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My Love
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Thank You Lord
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Invisible Sun
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The Best Times of Our Lives (Dub)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 49:44

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moodi

shame but the real jems are nowhere to be seen on this or on emusic....talking the early lps upto not satisfied!

They Say All Music Guide

Roots Revival is an apt title for this album, since Aswad’s greatest successes have been as a pop-reggae crossover band, most notably with the huge 1988 hit “Don’t Turn Around.” On this one the group returns to its roots with a vengeance. The sound is still pretty slick, but the material includes a remake of Ken Boothe’s rocksteady classic “Freedom Street,” two seldom-covered Bob Marley tunes (“Caution” and “Thank You Lord”), a decent cover of the Police’s “Invisible Sun” (featuring Sting in a guest appearance), and a bunch of relatively roots-wise new originals. The only remaining members of the band, Drummie Zeb and Tony Gad still have a great melodic sense, as evidenced on the smooth and silky “Follow ’99″ and the churning “Breakout.” But the rhythms are deep and compelling as well, resulting in a sound that will move them in the dancehall even as it pleases more roots-oriented fans. – Rick Anderson

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