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Album: Rasta Communication
# Song Title   Time
1)    Rasta Communication
2)    Felt We Felt the Strain
3)    Bloody Eyes
4)    Rasta Country
5)    I Broke the Comb
6)    I'm Not Satisfied
7)    I'm No Fool
8)    Jonah
9)    Musicology
10)    I Won't Compromise
11)    Nah Skin Up - (12" Mix)
 

Album: Rasta Communication
# Song Title   Time
1)    Rasta Communication
2)    Felt We Felt the Strain
3)    Bloody Eyes
4)    Rasta Country
5)    I Broke the Comb
6)    I'm Not Satisfied
7)    I'm No Fool
8)    Jonah
9)    Musicology
10)    I Won't Compromise
11)    Nah Skin Up - (12" Mix)
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Keith Hudson (vocals, background vocals); Paget King (vocals, keyboards, background vocals); Liza Strike (vocals, background vocals); Stickman (vocals); Earl "Chinna" Smith , Errol "Ranchie" McLean, Donald Gits, Robbie Shakespeare, Wild Willy Barrett (guitar); Ken Elliott (organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Keith Stirling (organ, keyboards); Theophilus Beckford, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson (keyboards); Fish Clarke, Sly Dunbar, Eric Clarke (drums); Tony Brother (congas, percussion).
  • Audio Remasterer: Kevin Metcalfe.
  • Audio Remixer: Prince Jammy.
  • Recording information: Chalk Farm Studios, London, England; Randy's Channel One, Jamaica.
  • Photographer: Pat Griffith.
  • Arranger: Keith Hudson.
  • Hudson's relationship with Virgin was, to say the least, tempestuous. Because of his outspoken liberterian Rasta ideology, Virgin had in mind molding him into the the next Bob Marley, a marketing ploy that Hudson vigorously resisted. Still, Virgin thought it had a Marley-type album when Hudson delivered this set of hard riddims. Although not quite Catch a Fire, Rasta Communication is a fine effort, with Hudson upping the political ante on songs like "Felt the Strain" and "My Eyes Are Red." ~ John Dougan
Professional Reviews
Uncut (9/02, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A masterpiece that confirms his status as reggae's dark prince."

The Wire (9/02, p.68) - "...[Hudson's] rhythms are rich in both influence and execution. Deploying Hawaiian guitar and disembodied harmony singing, he created some of the most atmospheric work in reggae..."
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