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5.0 out of 5 stars Spear's greatest album, 14 April 2006
This review is from: Social Living (Audio CD)
To these ears without a shadow of a doubt Burning Spear's best album - the original vinyl is supplemented by two bonus tracks including the 12" cut of the title track. Spear's vocals at their most impassioned and committed. The music is possibly the most imaginative to be found on a reggae album - there is a deep, multilayered quality to the backings that make it sound like dub and funk. Lots of horns and keyboards give the album a really full sound - compare this to what to my mind are the somewhat thin backing tracks on the Marcus Garvey album.

This is the kind of album which would get an honorary 6 star review such is the quality on every level.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-release of this seminal classic., 27 April 2001
This review is from: Social Living (Audio CD)
A fantastic album from perhaps the very best, and often overlooked, roots bands of all time. This is reggae how it should be played. Amazing. Nine storming anthems of ghetto suffering.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars physical07, 10 Oct. 2012
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Social Living is a good cd, I used the 12" single that was released at the time to audition my first serious hi-fi system. Another one for those who are into or getting into roots Reggae music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated classic!, 20 May 2012
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Great album! Also known as Marcus Children. Includes the original 9 tracks together with extended mixes of Social Living and Civilised Reggae. Good sound quality. One thing and this isn't a criticism, the track titles appear listed in Japanese when played in audio players. This dosen't affect playing, but i had to smile at the row of question marks which appeared as titles in Virtual DJ!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Rodney's best vibe album of 1980 still resonates, 4 Dec. 2014
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I took my time in replacing my vinyl of this with the CD. This is the richer following to Garvey's Ghost/and dub. It is a classic of Mr Winston Rodney's late seventies style with a who's who of reggae session musicians backing up the distinctive Burning Spear vocals. Smooth as silk and smokey with dub it still throbs through the sound system, prowling around the living room like a lion out of its cage. Kicking off with the plaint of 'Marcus Children Suffer' it has the king tracks of 'Social Living' and 'Civilised Reggae' ( both with extended versions). What is there not to give praise and thanks! Highly recommended.
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