Dub Like an Antelope - Legends of Reggae Celebrate Phish
Legends of Reggae
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||Back On the Train||Toots & The Maytals||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bouncing Around the Room (feat. King Yellowman)||Chalice||4:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Farmhouse||Steel Pulse||3:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bug||Wayne Armond||5:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Free||Tessanne Chin||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gumbo||Satta||4:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wolfman's Brother||Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens||4:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Slave to the Traffic Light (feat. M.)||Earl "Chinna" Smith||5:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Makisupa Policeman||Rootz Underground||5:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Boogie On Reggae Woman||Rootz Underground||3:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Waste||Bob Andy||4:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wolfman's Brother (Instrumental)||Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens||4:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Makisupa Policeman (Dub)||Rootz Underground||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Waste (Dub)||Bob Andy||4:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
A Heartfelt Tribute, from Reggae's Finest
Next to touring with their beloved Phish, the thing that most Phish Fans might enjoy most is kicking back and chilling to some “irie” roots reggae. So when the great legends of reggae inject their hypnotic drums and infectious bass-lines into these "jammin" renditions of Phish's most beloved songs, the result is an uplifting and groove oriented album that will have e a dramatic effect on "4:20 Sessions" for generations to come. “Dub Like An Antelope" 'Legends of Reggae celebrate Phish' is an album that's real genius goes far beyond a catchy concept, it actually delivers some great music. This record hits the mark because every artist has as uncanny ability to deliver each song with an emotional connection as if it were written themselves. It's no surprise that a band as talented as Phish could write songs that have the ability to cross over into another musical genres, the real surprise is what amazing reggae song's they become, transformed on many levels both musically and spiritually. The album begins with Toots and the Maytals riveting, blues inspired Back on the Train, and is followed by Chalice’s “afro-pop” tinged “Bouncing Around the Room” which features King Yellowman’s toasting skills as he rides the cool reggae groove. It is not until Steel Pulses “Farmhouse” when David Hinds wails “woke this morning to the stinging lash, everyman rise from the ash..” that we realize these compositions connect on so many different levels. As the record continues a narrative develops, as both reggae legends and some of Jamaica’s hottest new talent dive into the Phish catalog and bring new a swag to the songs. Wayne Armonds emotional Bug, Tessanne Chins’s impassioned Free, and Bob Andy's heartfelt “Waste" which rides, Sly Dunbar's timeless one drop drum pattern, are just a few standouts. Every song on "Dub" has a surprising twist around the corner or delivers a faithful homage to the original. Rising reggae stars Rootz Underground sound like they have a great time bashing “babylon” on Makisupa Policeman,and what maybe the biggest shock and delight to many is how great "America’s Got Talent" finalist Cas Haley sounds teamed up with sultry voiced reggae siren Tanya Stephens on the "hook heavy" Wolfman’s Brother. This is a "win, win" for Phish and Reggae fans, both who will be satisfied with the music, the quality of the production, and the thought that went into matching the songs with the artists that perform them.
a reggae masterpiece
Although I have never really listened to Phish before I have been a die hard reggae fan for life, especially Steel Pulse. When I first heard the song Farmhouse, I could not believe it was a cover song, it sounds like something they would have written themselves. As far as the quality of the album and the songs I think this is pure perfection. Bob Andy who is a reggae legend second to none, has has a 40 year career, and I have never heard him sound so fresh and pure. The song "Waste" is a masterpiece and I can only credit the songwriter for creating such a touching song, but Bob's delivery is moving. I know mostly Phish fans will buying this record, but I hope you realize that you are getting a taste of reggae finest vintage. Blessed Love my bredren and sistren,
first the boys reuniting, then festival 8, NYE miami, and now "Dub like an Antelope." This record is the creamy fluffy topping on a year that I can only describe as inspirational. Phish is back with a vengeance and this record in my opinion cements them as some of the greatest writers in the game. how cool is it, that these tunes work perfect as a reggae tunes. I know the haters are gonna step up in numbers, and declare sacrilege to the “holy” works of our band. But i want to be the first to step up and declare this album a beautifully done work of art that pays respect in every aspect to Phish. Sometimes even the haters got admit when something works perfectly.