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Independant Intavenshan [Double CD]

Linton Kwesi Johnson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Nov 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00000DC4T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,127 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Want Fi Goh Rave 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It Noh Funny 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Funny (Dub) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Iron Bar (Dub) 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Independent Intavenshan 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fite Dem Back 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Brain Smashing (Dub) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Reality Poem 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Reality (Dub) 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Forces Of Viktry 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Victorious (Dub) 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Time Come 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bass Culture 6:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Cultural (Dub) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Street 66 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Reggae Fi Peach 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Peach (Dub) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Di Black Petty Booshwah (12" Mix) 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Di Black Petty Booshwah (Dub) 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Listen  3. Loraine 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Reggae Sounds 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shocking (Dub) 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. 2 Sounds Of Silence 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Di Eagle An' Di Bear (Long Version) 7:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wat About Di Workin' Claas? 5:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Di Great Insohreckshan 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Insohkreckshan (Dub) 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Making History 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Historic (Dub) 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Reggae Fi Radni 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Reggae Fi Dada 4:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. New Crass Massahkah 6:31£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Virtually every track Linton Kwesi Johnson (a.k.a. LKJ) and Dennis Bovell's superb Dub Band ever released for the Island label is here, with nearly every poem followed by its dub, or instrumental, version. While the double set doesn't cover the rebel-poet-musician's non-Island early and post-1984 careers, it does a thorough job on the extended midsection. LKJ comes through as a meticulous, evocative master of telling detail who rarely slips into the pitfall of didactic rhetoric. The dubs, some of which were never released before or were remixed for this LP, are prime examples of a brilliant reggae invention: dub style. First, the music is pared down to the core, then it is reassembled and re-offered as a well-tinkered deconstruction of the original. LKJ's voice is reduced to instrument status in these dubs, and his sliced, diced, and slivered bits gain maximum impact from a new conciseness fleshed out by the listener's memory. --Elena Oumano

Product Description

1. Want Fi Goh Rave
1. Inglan Is A Bitch
2. Bitch
2. It Noh Funny
3. Funny
3. Loraine
4. Reggae Sounds
4. Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
5. Iron Bar
5. Shocking
6. 2 Sounds Of Silence
6. Independent Intavenshan
7. Fite Dem Back
7. Di Eagle An' Di Bear
8. Wat About Di Workin Class
8. Brain Smashing
9. Reality Poem
9. Di Great Insohreckshan
10. Insohreckshan
10. Reality
11. Forces Of Viktry
11. Making History
12. Historic
12. Victorious
13. Time Come
13. Reggae Fi Radni
14. Reggae Fi Dada
14. Bass Culture
15. Cultural
15. New Crass Massahkah
16. Street '66
17. Reggae Fi Peach
18. Peach
19. Di Black Petty Booshwah
20. Di Black Petty Booshwah

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LKJ 22 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
Great CD, lots of older classic reggae tunes from my school years.. it is a must to have in your collection of reggae CD's..
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry an' reggae musik 28 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
LKJ is a poet and his very strong, nearly violent lyrics, yet descriptive of reality, really transmit a true vibe in the heart and soul of the one hearing his words. His music is great, and the dub versions of several songs (at least 8) are terrific ! there's no doubt about it ! Purchase this album an' feel irie cause Linton Kwesi is here fe we !!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars <No Summary> 2 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic album, buy it buy it buy it !!!
No other package has all these tracks and their dub versions on the same album. Do it now ! Fantastic !!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars real life 18 Sep 2011
By T. gill
Format:Audio CD
Essential listening for anyone who has lived in the grittier parts of London and has any interest in politics at all. Poetry and dub - an amazing combination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roots Radical 18 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
If you were an immigrant or child of an immigrant growing up in the 70s then Linton Kwesi Johnson was an important figure to you. Culturally racism was pretty much acceptable within society, even mainstream entertainment promoted some dodgy values. We were told to accept the situation and turn the other cheek, until you heard LKJ. I cannot truly convey what an important figure he is, he literally politicised black and immigrant youth loudly proclaiming a refusal of the status quo and a manifesto where point 1 was 'Fight Dem Back!'

He also made some incredible albums. When it comes to reggae this is the real deal, proper roots radical and dub. Great bass heavy instrumentals over which he recited his poetry in an authentic black patois. The words survive alone as poetry and the music alone as roots or dub, together, well let's call it the LKJ experience. This cd proves to be great value, all of the 'Forces Of Victory', 'Bass Culture' and 'Making History' albums are included along with many dub versions! Definitely worth the price, especially as 'Making History' is generally only available as a high priced import. Basically you're getting at least three of his albums plus 'LKJ in Dub Vol.1'. Too many classic tracks here to single any out, if you have this cd along with his debut 'Dread Beat An Blood' you will own a pretty comprehensive LKJ collection. Listening to these tracks shows how history repeats itself with unrest and uprising but let's not forget they are musically accomplished and the lyrics and delivery are awesome. Why this man isn't as big as Bob Marley I will never understand, this is as real and authentic as reggae gets.
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