I Rise (LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: VP Records 
Year: 2014 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

A1 Selassie Is The Chapel 
A2 How Long 
A3 On My Way 
A4 Stepping Out Of Babylon 
A5 Jamaican Woman 
A6 I Rise 

B1 Richest Girl 
B2 Love Song 
B3 Passing Thru 
B4 Trigger 
B5 Ward 21 (Stenna's Song) 
B6 Emancipation (Spoken Soul II) 

Produced by Clive Hunt 

I Rise, which is helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, follows Etana's critically-acclaimed albums Better Tomorrow (2013), Free Expressions (2011) and The Strong One (2008). The Jamaican singer-songwriter's melodic power blended with Hunt's rich arrangements sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career.

Etana carries the torch as reggae's leading lady with this classic collection of love ballads and roots anthems. Whether she shedding light on the harsh ghetto realities on "Trigger," "Ward 21 (Stenna's Song)" and "How Long," conveying romantic longings on "Richest Girl," "Love Song," and "By Your Side" or expressing her deep-rooted spirituality on the exquisite Bob Marley remake of "Selassie Is The Chapel," the Marcia Griffith's cover of "Stepping Out Of Babylon" "Emancipation" and "On My Way" - each of the album's tracks is delivered with her soulful conviction.

Producer Clive Hunt (Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff) arranged an all-star team of the island's musicians to contribute to the set - including himself, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Grub Cooper, Handel Tucker, and Dean Fraser.

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