Island publish Burning Spear’s ‘Man in the Hills’ (1976)

Burning Spear’s ‘Man in the Hills’ is an album produced by Jack Ruby and released on August 18, 1976 by Island.

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Burning Spear's 'Man in the Hills' is an album produced by Jack Ruby and released on August 18, 1976 by Island.Track Listing : 1.Man In The Hills (Winston Rodney) - 04:00 . 2.It'S Good (Philip Fullwood, Winston Rodney) - 02:45 . 3.No More War (Winston Rodney) - 03:19 . 4.Black Soul (Winston Rodney)

Track Listing : 1.Man In The Hills (Winston Rodney) – 04:00 . 2.It’S Good (Philip Fullwood, Winston Rodney) – 02:45 . 3.No More War (Winston Rodney) – 03:19 . 4.Black Soul (Winston Rodney) – 03:25 . 5.Lion (Winston Rodney) – 03:14 . 6.People Get Ready (Winston Rodney) – 03:22 . 7.Children (Winston Rodney) – 03:44 . 8.Mother (Winston Rodney) – 03:37 . 9.Door Peep (Winston Rodney) – 02:40 . 10.Groovy (Winston Rodney) – 03:53

Musicians : Burning Spear – Band . Winston Rodney – Lead Vocals, Percussion . Robbie Shakespeare – Bass . Aston Family Man Barrett – Bass . Leroy Horsemouth Wallace – Drums . Bernard Touter Harvey – Keyboards . Earl Wire Lindo – Keyboards . Tyrone Organ D Downie – Keyboards . Earl Chinna Smith – Lead And Rhythm Guitar . Tony Chin – Rhythm Guitar . Bobby Ellis – Trumpet . Richard Dirty Harry Hall – Tenor Saxophone . Herman Marquis – Alto Saxophone . Vincent Trommie Gordon – Trombone . Delroy Hines – Harmony Vocals . Rupert Willington – Harmony Vocals

Production : Produced By Jack Ruby

Package : Neville Garrick – Album Design And Illustration . Carl Gayle – Liner Notes

Recorded In 1976 At Randy’S Recording Studio & Harry J’S Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.

Released On August 18, 1976 By Island.

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PopMatters
To me, this record is all about Winston Rodney trying to find the ghost in the Kingston machine, to locate in his music the ephemeral qualities that he intones at the beginning of “Mister Garvey”: “Light! Strength! Energy!” […]

Reggae Vibes
Some of the songs need developing though Rodney is a chant singer not a writer of songs. The title song, plus It Is Good, Children, Door Peepand Groovy are the ones that move me. There is some disappointment but this is still a very good album. […]

allmusic
this set allows us a more detailed view of Burning Spear, an artist fully engaged in the world around him. An essential album from a genuine visionary. […]

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