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4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
Mr. Quick ,

emptywig does not get it: this is a super wicked album

Stop scratching your heads: this concert was recorded in 1981 in Germany.

Robbie Shakespeare wanted to call it 84 for no other reason than he likes 8 and 4. No hidden message, no manipulation whatsoever.

There was absolutely no publishing issue, this is the entire concert.

For an album with the songs from Chill out and Anthem, please check out Live Chicago 84.

Back to this release: this was recorded during the tour promoting the "Red" album, the last one with non-electonic syndrums and Sly Dunbar is playing furiously, while Robbie is at his usual ferocious best. The rest of the band also shines. There was no equivalent to this group in other black music genres, the only thing resembling Black Uhuru in terms of intensity and hardness was Motorhead or Black Sabbath. Michael Rose and the crew wore leather, banged their heads like metal heads, with a Rasta edge to it that made the group so unique.

I miss those days.

emptywig ,

Awful live album

This is a terrible live album. There are much better live recordings of Uhuru from this period, so save your money. Oh, and they probably left out the songs from Anthem and Chill Out because of publishing rights issues, but most of those songs aren't very good anyway.

Rastafari Man ,

Live 84

Black Uhuru is unbelievable in the album Live 84. It has great guitar work on "Shine Eye Girl" and Michael Rose captures the crowd on "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" while he chants ""Are you ready"". A must have for a reggae fan, or a Black Uhuru fan. 5 stars.....

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