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Editors’ Notes

England’s Steel Pulse took no prisoners with their cerebral yet accessible brand of roots reggae. On this 1978 debut, the woofer-challenging grooves are tempered with cool jazz, soothing harmonies and warm organs, which juxtapose the political and religious protestations and themes. The album appealed to a wide audience—songs like “Soldiers” and “Bad Man” gave voice to the voiceless in black Britain while turning on the punks and mods. The beautiful “Prodigal Son” became one of their signature tunes, and “Prediction” revealed a musical diversity that served them well down the road.

Customer Reviews

real roots music

I bought this album in Holland after seeing the band on tour with the legend Bob Marley on his world tour and to this day have not been to a better concert, i was mesmerised at the hard sound they made and how tight they are as a band, this is by far their best release,no compromise or pleasing record companies here just true political,religious reggae at its best, Jah, rastafari......

a classic

this album stands the test of time . first heard the pulse at college and bought the vinyl the next day . outstanding and first of its kind . the album has travelled the world with me and is now on my ipod . both of my kids are well into it and the envy of their mates . get it you will not be disappointed

oh to be young

british reggae at its best .


Formed: 1975 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Steel Pulse were one of Britain's greatest reggae bands, rivaled only by Aswad in terms of creative and commercial success. Generally a protest-minded Rastafarian outfit, Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience among white U.K. punks as well. Their 1978 debut, Handsworth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae. As the '80s wore on, slick synthesizers and elements...
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Handsworth Revolution, Steel Pulse
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  • £5.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Roots Reggae, Rock
  • Released: 01 January 1978

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