Saturday, 2 January 2010

Third World ''Journey To Addis''

Third World

''Journey To Addis''
( LP Island Records, UK, 1978 )
Catalog # ILPS 9554

A1 One Cold Vibe (Couldn't Stop Dis Ya Boogie) 4:55
A2 Cold Sweat 3:55
A3 Cool Meditation 3:40
A4 African Woman 6:30
B1 Now That We've Found Love 7:00
B2 Journey To Addis 6:40
B3 Fret Not Thyself 4:30
B4 Rejoice 3:50

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Cover Design] - Dan. 78
Bass, Guitar - Richie
Drums - Willie
Engineer - Alex Sadkin , Jack Nuber , Steve Stanley
Engineer [Assistant] - Benji Armbrister
Executive Producer - Chris Blackwell
Guitar, Bass, Vocals - Cat
Keyboards, Vocals - Ibo
Mastered By - Jonz
Percussion - Carrot
Producer - Alex Sadkin , Third World
Vocals [Lead], Guitar - Rugs

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Recorded & mixed at Compass Point Studios, Nassau.
B2 Adapted from Don Drummond's "Addis Ababa".
1978 Island Records Ltd
Manufactured and distributed by EMI Records Ltd.
Runout Side 1: ILPS 9554 A-4U JONZ
Runout Side 2: ILPS 9554 B-5U

Covers here.

Probably the first and best fusion of reggae and soul music by a reggae group. Third World was looking to sell records worldwide and not just in Jamaica and England, and while the band's fusion of these genres may have infuriated the die-hard Rasta man, it helped the music reach a larger base. After the opening "One Cold Vibe," a melodic reggae bouncer, a tepid "Cold Sweat" (not the James Brown tune) has floating rhythms that soften the harsh lyrics. Falsetto vocals propel "Cool Meditation," which has a faster beat then most of these tracks, but it's the remake of the O'Jays' "Now That We Found Love" that established them as international stars. The title track "Journey to Addis" is an amalgamation of practically everything, and it works; though traditionalists will dismiss it and these other tracks, there's nothing superficial about this winning album.
By Andrew Hamilton (AMG)

By Pier

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