Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

The Revolutionary Years 1975-1983
Pablo Moses
Grounded Music / House Of Moses
CD / Vinyl LP
October 31, 2016

Track list
  1. Revolutionary Dream
  2. I Love I Bring
  3. Give I Fe A Name
  4. A Song
  5. Dubbing Is A Must
  6. Revolutionary Step
  7. Pave The Way
  8. Proverbs Extraction
  9. Sister
  10. Ready, Aim, Fire
  11. In The Future
  12. Reggae Warrior
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Pablo Moses, born in Jamaica as Pableto Henry, surfaced on the reggae charts with his own composition "I Man A Grasshopper", a song about the meditative powers of ganja. It was quickly followed by "Blood Dunza" that dealt with the illegal ways of unscrupulous politicians. Both songs were included on his album "Revolutionary Dream" in 1975 and it became an instant classic. He "articulated his Rastafarian ideology with unprecedented political frankness in a high pitched, horn-like voice over rhythms and harmonies laid down by keyboardist/ producer Geoffrey Chung."

Signing with Mango Records, he collaborated with Geoffrey Chung five years later to produce his follow up, 1980's "A Song", a subtle answer to the fire of his debut release. In 1981, Pablo Moses issued his third album, entitled "Pave The Way". By then, he had amassed a strong following in Jamaica, Europe, North America and Japan. When Island Records and Geoffrey Chung broke up he signed with Alligator Records to produce and release the album "In The Future". He expanded and deepened his sound and rhetoric with 1985's "Tension" and 1987's "Live to Love". "We Refuse", released in 1990, was a lyrical response to the political climate of the eighty's. In 1993, Pablo signed with Musicdisc of France to produce "The Confession of a Rastaman", which was in the same vein as "Revolutionary Dream", "A Song" and "Pave The Way". The came the album "Mission", one of Pablo’s best works since "Revolutionary Dream". These albums were produced by Pablo Moses and Clive Hunt. During Pablo’s association with Musicdisc, Pablo also released a compilation set and some of his albums were re-issued. Pablo Moses has kept touring extensively throughout the world with considerable success.

The current compilation set features tunes from 4 vintage albums, soon to be reissued by the French label Grounded Music. From the wonderful "Revolutionary Dream" comes the compelling title song, and "I Love I Bring". The Reggae Vibes favourite Pablo Moses song "Give I Fe Name" is also on this set. Excellent choice! The album "A Song" delivers the next three tune, the title track, which is an awesome piece of timeless music and the same goes for "Dubbing Is A Must" and "Revolutionary Step". From the album "Pave The Way" with its polished sound come three excellent songs, "Proverb Extractions", "Pave The Way" and "Sister". The 1983 album "In The Future" draws attention because of the frequent use of electronic instrumentation like the synthesizer and vocoder, listen to the title track and you know what we mean. "Ready, Aim, Fire" is a winner and was well received as a single at that time. "Reggae Warrior" is a compelling roots tune

Timeless music!