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  • Audio CD (8 Aug. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tp Records
  • ASIN: B00004U39F
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,870 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Kelly on 18 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Michael "Prince Far I" Williams' 1977 album "Under Heavy Manners" sees the Jamaican deejay 'toasting' (that's 'rapping' in today's parlance) over some crisp and heavy "rockers" reggae tracks produced by the legendary Joe Gibbs. These rockers rhythms are melodically spacious and are driven by hypnotic bass lines and restless, complicated drum patterns which are played at a faster pace than previous reggae styles (especially on the thunderous double-timed "SHADOW"). Gibbs and engineer Errol Thompson pepper the mix throughout with overdubbed 'arcade-machine' bleeping and swirling synthesizer loops, in keeping with their characteristic excessive dub mixing style. As well as the fragments of original vocals retained from such classic tunes as Dennis Brown's "Stay At Home" and Junior Byles' "Heart And Soul", Joseph Hill from Culture features on a number of enthusiastic introductions.

Prince Far I authoritatively holds court, philosophizing and proselytising spiritual and cultural lyrics in that inimitable booming, gravelly voice of his. He alternates his vocal delivery between energetic chanted rhymes; half-sung choruses and half-spoken stream-of-consciousness commentaries.
Unusually for a Far I album, there are 2 tracks here with "love and relationship" themes: "YOU I LOVE AND NOT ANOTHER" is a straightforward devotional song with rather 'soppy' lyrics ("nothing so sweet as when two lover's kisses meet"); and "SHINE EYE GAL" bemoans those materialistic women who "always want and never give" and "worship silver and gold".
The rest of the album deals with more 'serious' things: "BOZ ROCK" and "SHOW ME MINE ENEMY" see Far I assume the role of a "dread" fire-and-brimstone preacher, sermonizing on Rastafari and quoting directly from the Bible.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
UNDER HEAVY RECOMMENDATION 27 Oct. 2000
By "home-body" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Well, kiss me neck, mahn!" I'm suprised that I'm the first to review this CD on this web site. "Heavy Manners" is a classic album and just about every reggae fan has an opinion on it. "Under Heavy Manners" is the 1977 album that brought Prince Far I to the attention of the music world.
Usually classified as a deejay, (that's "rapper" for you fellow Americans), The late, great, Prince Far I preferred to be called a "chanter." His gravely, haggard voice helped distinguished him from all the other artists. As with most of the DJ-style reggae in the 70's, Prince Fari I "chants" over previously recorded rhythms, with the original vocals occasionally coming to the fore. All of the rhythms chosen for this album are crucial and are some of the best to come out of Jamaica at the time. The instrumentation is sparse consisting mostly of drums and bass, which is a perfect back drop for Far I's deep dark vocal delivery.
Prince Far I's clever and diverse lyrical content make this album fun to listen to. The title track, (which refers to a political slogan of the ruling party in Jamaica at the time, the PNP), was his most successful in Jamaica, and displays lyrics, although vague, peppered with sarcastic sociopolitical commentary. His sense of humor is prevalent on the classic boxing match, "Big Fight." The fight is between Babylon and dreadlocks. Guess who wins! Also included on this album is a do-over of the classic Tex Ritter song, "Deck of Cards" This composition takes the lyrics of the country- western song of faith, and has Far I `s voice-of-thunder hover over the laid-back rockers rhythm originally called "Satta Masa Gana." The results are irie!
Aside from the 10 original songs on the original LP, the CD reissue of "Heavy Manners" (Joe Gibbs Enterprises, Inc.), includes 7 bonus tracks. Aren't CDs great! The bonus songs included are a version of the title track, 3 rare cuts, and 3 additional tunes, I believe, from the "Heavy Manners" recording session that were not originally included on the record. These extra songs are a treat and help make, what is already an awesome album, a crucial addition to any music collection.
Respct! -Mark "Homebody" Groesbeck
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Is This The Best Reggae Disc Ever ? 9 Aug. 2001
By Meathook Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was happily able to cross yet another entry off my list of "great albums unavailable on CD" with the release of Prince Far I's "Under Heavy Manners". Of all the classic DJs from reggae's golden age, Far I was my favorite. He had this great deep voice that will remind you of Tuvan throat singing. In spite of this inimatable set of pipes and the whacky pseudo-biblical lyrics, the late genius was almost laid back in his style, giving the original singers (DJs "toast" over popular hits) pretty close to equal time,giving the impression of both artists being in the studio at the same time. Equally crucial are the duties of the producer in this case, Joe Gibbs. So many of reggae's best albums were put together by this visionary. He's right up there between King Tubby and Lee Perry. Several classic releases (notably his Majestic Dub Series; which are the best dub recordings ever waxed) are now again available. This disc features seven bonus tracks, all superb. A "no-risk disc" if there ever was one.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
UNDER HEAVY RECOMMENDATION 27 Oct. 2000
By "home-body" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Well, kiss me neck, mahn!" I'm suprised that I'm the first to review this CD on this web site. "Heavy Manners" is a classic album and just about every reggae fan has an opinion on it. "Under Heavy Manners" is the 1977 album that brought Prince Far I to the attention of the music world.
Usually classified as a deejay, (that's "rapper" for you fellow Americans), The late, great, Prince Far I preferred to be called a "chanter." His gravely, haggard voice helped distinguished him from all the other artists. As with most of the DJ-style reggae in the 70's, Prince Fari I "chants" over previously recorded rhythms, with the original vocals occasionally coming to the fore. All of the rhythms chosen for this album are crucial and are some of the best to come out of Jamaica at the time. The instrumentation is sparse consisting mostly of drums and bass, which is a perfect back drop for Far I's deep dark vocal delivery.
Prince Far I's clever and diverse lyrical content make this album fun to listen to. The title track, (which refers to a political slogan of the ruling party in Jamaica at the time, the PNP), was his most successful in Jamaica, and displays lyrics, although vague, peppered with sarcastic sociopolitical commentary. His sense of humor is prevalent on the classic boxing match, "Big Fight." The fight is between Babylon and dreadlocks. Guess who wins! Also included on this album is a do-over of the classic Tex Ritter song, "Deck of Cards" This composition takes the lyrics of the country- western song of faith, and has Far I `s voice-of-thunder hover over the laid-back rockers rhythm originally called "Satta Masa Gana." The results are irie!
Aside from the 10 original songs on the original LP, the CD reissue of "Heavy Manners" (Joe Gibbs Enterprises, Inc.), includes 7 bonus tracks. Aren't CDs great! The bonus songs included are a version of the title track, 3 rare cuts, and 3 additional tunes, I believe, from the "Heavy Manners" recording session that were not originally included on the record. These extra songs are a treat and help make, what is already an awesome album, a crucial addition to any music collection.
Respct! -Mark "Homebody" Groesbeck
Crucial set hindered by subpar sourcing 14 Jan. 2014
By T. O'Neil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Having arrived direct on the Joe Gibbs label from the man himself, one might expect top notch sound quality. This is no the case. The title track, originally a JA issued 45 has been clearly and unfortunately mastered from secondary vinyl source material. Is this laziness or are the master tapes MIA as so many great JA recordings from this era have been? The devastating affects of violence and war have robbed the world of many great works. Painful to admit, but the Trojan collection draws this tune from a primary source and the benefits are immediately apparent.

A crucial set, I just wish the SQ was better.

Recommended on the value of the material, unavailable elsewhere, of the great Prince Far I.
A lost classic 7 Jun. 2013
By Menelaos - Published on Amazon.com
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With favorites like "Heavy Manners" and "Big Fight," along with less-known gems like "You I Love and Not Another." This early work from early talkover artist Prince Far I pleases again and again. It may not be quite on the same level as the roots masterpieces of Burning Spear, but fans of reggae, dub and old-school dancehall will find plenty to enjoy. Plus, the lead track "Rain A Fall" is not just fun and but downright hilarious when paired with some lambsbread.
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