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This review is from: The Best Of Jimmy Cliff (Audio CD)
OK this is definitely the best reggae compilation album. As far as I am concerned Jimmy Cliff is better than Bob Marley.
And this CD contains Jimmy Cliff's very best work.
When I was twelve years old, in 1984, I got hold of this exquisite Jimmy Cliff album called House of Exile (1974) , and since then the tape has been worn. I have since then, been unable to get another copy of House of Exile, but now I have found this fantastic album which has 5 incredible from House of Exile, as well as many other fantastic Jimmy Cliff hits.
The lively upbeat `Solid As a Rock', `Music Maker', the contemplative `House of Exile', the exquisite gospel piece, `I Want To Know' as well as songs from the late 60's like `Wonderful World, Beautiful People', `Suffering in the Land' and `Many Rivers to Cross'.
This is indeed a masterpiece. Let it be your first Cliff album, indeed your first reggae album.