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Original material... but is it any good?
on 7 September 2011
I could try to build up the type of suspense that the title of this review deserves... but how long have you got?
The simple answer is YES. It is Good. Very Good in fact.
I've been a fan of Easy Star All-Stars for a while now, and have all of their previous CD's - Dub Side of the Moon, Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, Radio Dread - and they are all incredibly good interpretations of other peoples compositions; classic albums taken to pieces and reconstructed as Dub Reggae masterpieces.
But 'First Light' is different.
'First Light' is all their own work.
Different songs are written by different members of the band... so it's diverse too.
If you're an established fan of the band, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
And if you're looking at this as an introduction to the world of Easy Star All-Stars, I think you'll like it.
As with every album, there are tracks that stand out more than others (for me these are 'First Light' and 'All the Way'), but there's no real 'filler' in there, it's all good stuff. So take a punt on an Original, and Buy It!
Bravo Easy Star All-Stars, a crackingly good album.