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5.0 out of 5 stars LKJ, 22 Feb 2009
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B. M. Albutt "Barry" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Independant Intavenshan (Audio CD)
Great CD, lots of older classic reggae tunes from my school years.. it is a must to have in your collection of reggae CD's..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry an' reggae musik, 28 Jun 2001
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This review is from: Independant Intavenshan (Audio CD)
LKJ is a poet and his very strong, nearly violent lyrics, yet descriptive of reality, really transmit a true vibe in the heart and soul of the one hearing his words. His music is great, and the dub versions of several songs (at least 8) are terrific ! there's no doubt about it ! Purchase this album an' feel irie cause Linton Kwesi is here fe we !!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars <No Summary>, 2 Sep 2003
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Fantastic album, buy it buy it buy it !!!
No other package has all these tracks and their dub versions on the same album. Do it now ! Fantastic !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars real life, 18 Sep 2011
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Essential listening for anyone who has lived in the grittier parts of London and has any interest in politics at all. Poetry and dub - an amazing combination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roots Radical, 18 Jun 2014
This review is from: Independant Intavenshan (Audio CD)
If you were an immigrant or child of an immigrant growing up in the 70s then Linton Kwesi Johnson was an important figure to you. Culturally racism was pretty much acceptable within society, even mainstream entertainment promoted some dodgy values. We were told to accept the situation and turn the other cheek, until you heard LKJ. I cannot truly convey what an important figure he is, he literally politicised black and immigrant youth loudly proclaiming a refusal of the status quo and a manifesto where point 1 was 'Fight Dem Back!'

He also made some incredible albums. When it comes to reggae this is the real deal, proper roots radical and dub. Great bass heavy instrumentals over which he recited his poetry in an authentic black patois. The words survive alone as poetry and the music alone as roots or dub, together, well let's call it the LKJ experience. This cd proves to be great value, all of the 'Forces Of Victory', 'Bass Culture' and 'Making History' albums are included along with many dub versions! Definitely worth the price, especially as 'Making History' is generally only available as a high priced import. Basically you're getting at least three of his albums plus 'LKJ in Dub Vol.1'. Too many classic tracks here to single any out, if you have this cd along with his debut 'Dread Beat An Blood' you will own a pretty comprehensive LKJ collection. Listening to these tracks shows how history repeats itself with unrest and uprising but let's not forget they are musically accomplished and the lyrics and delivery are awesome. Why this man isn't as big as Bob Marley I will never understand, this is as real and authentic as reggae gets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Independant Intavenshan Linton Kwesi Johnson, 31 May 2014
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Great summer music . Just what I expected from LKJ. Rolls back all those years when I used to see him on stage regular like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joy..., 3 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Independant Intavenshan: The Island Anthology (MP3 Download)
Fantastic collection. Invest in this and you will not be disappointed. A must have for fans and reggae/dub lovers alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manifico, 9 May 2014
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The great LKJ first 2 albums and in dub by Dennis blackbeard Bovell. Turn the bass up and chill to the beats.
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4.0 out of 5 stars independant intervention, 3 Jun 2013
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ok i love lintons music.this is an anthology of his finest music plus previously unavailable tracks .not an essential purchase but great for long journeys in the car and you dont want to keep switching his other cds.
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