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One of the most popular reggae bands in the world, Third World is also the most enduring. Jamaica's longest-running self-contained band (only The Wailers existed when Third World was formed in 1973), the group has not only been hailed as the "reggae ambassador" but is often credited as the first reggae act to incorporate funk, Philly soul, hip-hop, South African township music, ... Read more in Amazon's Third World Store

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Jah Music Production
  • ASIN: B00008LMOX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By not_a_real_folkie VINE VOICE on 26 July 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The most important instrument in a reggae band? Well, it's got to be the bass, hasn't it? Shaking the speaker cones and driving the music onwards. Third World's basslines are endlessly inventive - deep and sinister on "Cold Sweat", ducking and weaving on "Now That We Found Love", popping and slapping on the instrumental "Journey to Addis".

Or maybe it's the drums. This album has sharp, clear Compass Point recorded drums, with that typically 'dry' Island Records acoustic that hasn't dated badly at all. The hi-hat cuts through beautifully without slicing off your ears, and again the playing is constantly inventive, but ever losing the groove.

Or maybe it's the guitars? Not content to spend a whole album going 'onk-chinka-onk-chinka-onk-chinka...', the guitarist here keeps breaking off for scuzzy, distorted solo improvisations that evoke hot, dusty evenings watching a Jamaican band perform outdoors.

Or maybe it's the vocals. Third World possess two or three excellent, soulful male vocalists, with occasional vocal spots by another bloke with a subterranean basement-voice, and lost of high and pure harmonies thrown into the mix. My only tiny problem with this album is the in-yer-face Rastafari philosophy that pretty much drives every lyric. The faithful will love it, but those who find it hard to accept a 20th century African head of state as the second incarnation of Christ may struggle with some of the meanings here.

But it's mostly about the music, and Third World have created a beautiful album. No two songs sound alike, and all have rich sounds and textures that make them a constant delight and stand repeated listening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have had this album for 22 years and I never get bored of listening to it.The musicionship is second to none.The guitarist plays a mixture of blues and jazz riffs over beautifly arranged complex drums and percussion.
GOOD VIBE MUSIC!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I waited years for this album to come out on CD. It is incomparable for the taste with which it fuses reggae, jazz and funk. The legendary Compass Point Studios sound was never better than on this record.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 25 April 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Really good third album originally recorded in 1977/78 at compass Point Studios by a real group who make music that is much better than the description of it, ie International Reggae Soul Disco Jazz Funk sort of.
It completely works as an album with even the less instant tunes growing on you.The album includes the full version of 'Now That We Found Love.'
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By amanda george on 27 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
bought as a gift recipient wanted on cd already had the vinyl .product had been heard before so knew what we wanted
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