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This review is from: Eye On The Horizon (Audio CD)
I would imagine that Dreadzone have won over many hearts and minds in their long career. They give everything live, they play smaller venues where its not gonna cost you an arm and a leg to get in and they get wider exposure by playing many festivals. I would imagine that they have built up a large fanbase of people who "Dont like Dance Music or Reggae" by now. The band deserve better in terms of sales and with this release they may just about achieve it if all these sleeping fans shell out on this one. I must admit I wasnt expecting much with the release of the Beyond a Rock single last year but boy was I wrong. It wasnt a great choice of a single in my opinion but it fits great in the context of this album. This is a great album from start to finish. Uptempo, downtempo, passionate, moving and most importantly positive and hopeful throughout. The perfect antidote to these depressing times where many seem enthralled by three televised political non-entities arguing to script about the best way of carving up a very large cake in almost isignificantly different ways. Surely, the most important thing is to enjoy the eating of it because there is enough there for everybody if we donnt get too greedy and learn how to share. Sorry, I digress. This album is the usual mix of stuff and styles that long-term fans like me know and love but the lyrics are their best yet and the final track moved me to tears. There is even a love song in there this time and a good one too - you could even dance to it. It has a great choice of passionate and humourous spoken word samples including Jesse Jackson and Sid James. I agree with the previous reviewer - a perfect album for a summers day. Buy it and be happy.