Groundation – A Miracle (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:07 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Reggae
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Soulbeats Records
“A Miracle”, the exciting eighth album from Groundation, the West Coast’s most accomplished reggae band, abounds with unique modal flourishes that reveal the jazz training of its founding members, taking the music to new heights of invention. Filled with anthemic tracks like “Hold Your Head Up” and “Liberation Call,” plus the group’s first love song, “Cupid’s Arrow”, Groundation revels in the unexpected. This is 21st century music meant to inspire and educate, Jah Music to elevate the mind and move the body.
Since the dawn of recorded sound, music can be seen as a giant tapestry to which all musicians lend their creative influence. One band focused on the explosive evolution of this musical ecosystem is Groundation. Rooted in the reggae one-drop sound of Jamaica, Groundation seamlessly incorporates the harmonic, polyrhythmic, and improvisational elements of jazz, breathing new life into both genres. Groundation’s 8th full-length studio album evokes the lasting and eternal influence of Bob Marley, as A Miracle features both Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, founding members of Marley’s legendary backing vocal trio the I-Threes. The picture is completed by the pen of Neville Garrick, Marley’s art director from the time of the Rastaman Vibration album (1976). A Miracle takes the listener on a journey through the creation of life, the power of the Empress, and the balance of men and women.
01 – Riddim Hold Dem
02 – Defender Of Beauty (feat. Marcia Griffiths)
03 – Free Rider
04 – Gone A Cemetery
05 – Liberation Call
06 – A Miracle (feat. Judy Mowatt)
07 – Hold Your Head Up
08 – Jah Defend The Music
09 – Born Again
10 – Cupid’s Arrow