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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut
I was not expecting this. I first hear Damien Halfway Tree album then Jamrock now everyone know Welcome to Jamrock is a masterpiece,and Halfway Tree is the obvious blue print for it. So i did have to get this Ist album having got a couple of Mp3s of tracks from it. just the import price put me off a bit, finally got it thoughand man me glad i did. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE...
Published on 24 May 2008 by S. J. Michaelis

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the strongest set of songs from Jr Gong
While this album will satisfy most ardent fans of "Jr Gong", it's not perhaps the best selection that showcases his talents.

The overall sound I would say comes across as juvenile. This is partly due to the high-pitched and less powerful sound with which Damian delivers his toasting vocals. The backing tracks are a little insubstantial also, which leaves the...
Published on 15 Feb. 2010 by AndyK


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the strongest set of songs from Jr Gong, 15 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Mr. Marley [Us Import] (Audio CD)
While this album will satisfy most ardent fans of "Jr Gong", it's not perhaps the best selection that showcases his talents.

The overall sound I would say comes across as juvenile. This is partly due to the high-pitched and less powerful sound with which Damian delivers his toasting vocals. The backing tracks are a little insubstantial also, which leaves the sound really loose. It also sounds a great deal like most Dancehall Reggae, which is not what the "Jr Gong" really stands for. His later albums have a strong individual mark and really push the genre of Roots Reggae and Dancehall beyond their previous limits. This album is clearly laid within those old boundaries.

A couple of Bob Marley covers brighten up the album as do guest appearances from Stephen Marley, who is almost the ever-present backup to Damian on his albums to date.

Still, songs such as "Love and Unity" and "Old War Chant" have aspects which show how Damian would progress in later albums into the mature, outspoken voice of the people that he has become.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut, 24 May 2008
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I was not expecting this. I first hear Damien Halfway Tree album then Jamrock now everyone know Welcome to Jamrock is a masterpiece,and Halfway Tree is the obvious blue print for it. So i did have to get this Ist album having got a couple of Mp3s of tracks from it. just the import price put me off a bit, finally got it thoughand man me glad i did. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE CLASSIC in its own right. ok so Damien re worked a couple of his fathers tunes here but hey he got the right and he made an excellent job of it check out the track One more cup of coffe. it has got to be released for the summer dance crowds it just so catchy words and tune you can just see all the girls dancing to this. it is a fun album allthough there are at times very powerfull lyrics to some of the songs it still remains a good time posotive feel fun album. Ragga muffin Mr Marley in the Hall of Fame Buy now
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 30 Nov. 2006
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An amazing first album, as soon as I heard Jam Rock I had to get all Damians Albums. This one did not disappoint, Old War Chant, Me Name Jr Gong, just to name a couple are fantastic but so is the whole Album.

Get a copy, if you can.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like a bit of reggie music every now and then, 10 Aug. 2014
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Like a bit of reggie music every now and then. Only ever got off on a bit of Uncle Bob. Damian just like his old man on this cd. Excellent.
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