Artist / Title :
Marquis Melody - Tree Of Life
Earl Anthony - Promised Land
Marquis Melody, Earl Anthony, Sanchez & Stinger - All A Wi A Lion
Marquis Melody - Tree Of Life (Dub Mix)
Earl Anthony - Promised Land (Dub Mix)
Marquis Melody, Earl Anthony, Stinger, & Sanchez - All A Wi A Lion (Dub Mix)

Label : Skank So      Format : Promo CD-R      Riddim : Tree Of Life      Date : 08 - 07 - 2002
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From the "Skank So" label comes this promo cd-r, which features the official (re-recorded) release of the Marquis Melody's single "Tree Of Life" and Earl Anthony's "Promise Land" alongside the brand new combination tune "All A Wi A Lion" by Marcquis Melody, Earl Anthony, Stinger and the renown Sanchez. All tunes are delivered across an original roots reggae riddim called 'Tree Of Life'. The artists involved put out solid performances, helped by the excellent musical backdrop. Marquis Melody's first major song release Tree Of Life is a good effort. The song represents a person's expression of both "love for life" and "fear of death". The promising newcomer Earl Anthony delivers a vital matching cut for the riddim. His "Promise Land" has a theme of which is harmonious to that of Marquis Melody's "Tree Of Life". Hope for the said characteristics of the biblical "promised land" are discussed in this song. Also the combination track "All A Wi A Lion" is worth of hearing. Again the performers deliver pure conscious Roots & Culture" lyrics. As if to say "all of wi are striving to have lion-like prominence not simply in a material or personal way, but rather for recognition and membership in a spiritual land, Holy Zion." All tunes are recorded in Jamaica and mixed by Anthony "Al" Graham at 321 Cell Block Studio in Kingston. Each cut is available on 7" single (distribution via Tuff Gong).

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