5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2007
Where this scores over the 'Liberation: Anthology' collection is in having most of the tracks arranged in chronological order, so Uhuru's change in style with each album release is all the more obvious. Pretty much all the classic Island Records stuff is here, not sure why 'Push Push' & 'Carbine' got passed over tho'. As with the earlier 'Liberation', all the tracks from 'Anthem' are from the original album release rather than the brilliant 'Groucho' Smykle remix, with the exception of 'Solidarity'.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2008
Unavoidabily this new twofer of Black Uhuru has to be compared to the Liberation compilation. This Party in session has 4 tracks more and, crucially, has 5 dub sides from their 1983 Dub factor album (on cd 2)not featured on Liberation.
This gives us the chance to hear both the vocal hits and some of their dub counterparts, which feature more than usually the high voices of Puma Jones and Michael Rose. Sly and Robbie hit a top in their career with these dub sides. The absence of Push push has to be regretted (as on Liberation). Black Uhuru hereby has a second testimony to their 1980-83 heyday and confirms itself as one the absolute top-5 artists in reggae.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2009
This is a fantastic overview of the career of Black Uhuru.
The tunes are amazing and it is an incredible bargain.
This would get 6 stars if it included Plastic Smile : a genius single which is definately one their best, if not THE best track they did.
But since this track doesnt appear to be on any compilation I cant really complain.