Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man (1976/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

(Last Updated On: September 16, 2022)

Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man (1976/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:46 minutes | 1,97 GB | Genre: Reggae
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

Bunny Wailer’s Blackheart Man is one of the ultimate Reggae masterpieces from the former member of the Wailers. His solo debut album is both complex as attractive and critics have been praising this record for many years. Bunny explores themes like repatriation, marijuana, and his childhood in Jamaica. The title is based on the fable of the Blackheart Man, who would take the heart out of every person he meets on his way.

“After leaving the Wailers behind, Bunny Wailer (born Neville Livingston) wasted no time establishing himself as a highly original and visionary singer and songwriter on his own. His solo debut remains one of the most extraordinary albums of the roots period, a complex but instantly attractive and occasionally heartbreaking record that never rises above a whisper in tone but packs as much political and spiritual wallop as the best of Bob Marley’s work. Critics have been praising this album for more than 25 years, and they generally (and quite rightly) focus on the quality of such songs as the quietly ferocious “Fighting Against Conviction” (aka “Battering Down Sentence”), the classic repatriation anthem “Dreamland,” and the apocalyptic “Amagideon,” but the song that pulls you into Bunny Wailer’s magical web of mystical Rastafarianism is the first one, in which Wailer recalls being warned by his mother to avoid Rastas (“even the lions fear him”) and then describes his eventual conversion, all in a tone of infinite gentleness and sadness at the hardhearted blindness of Babylon. Are there missteps? Maybe one or two: The bluesy “Oppressed Song” never quite gets off the ground, for example. But taken as a whole, Blackheart Man is an astounding achievement by an artist who was, at the time, only at the beginning of what would be a distinguished career.” (Rick Anderson, AMG)

1. Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man (06:16)
2. Bunny Wailer – Fighting Against Conviction (05:08)
3. Bunny Wailer – The Opressed Song (03:20)
4. Bunny Wailer – Fig Tree (03:06)
5. Bunny Wailer – Dream Land (02:43)
6. Bunny Wailer – Rastaman (03:50)
7. Bunny Wailer – Reincarnated Souls (03:41)
8. Bunny Wailer – Armagideon (Armagedon) (06:44)
9. Bunny Wailer – Bide Up (02:32)
10. Bunny Wailer – This Train (07:21)




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