Awake CD (2009)

Artist: Julian Marley

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 210894924
UPC 602527022437
UPC 14 00602527022437
Format CD
Release Date 5/26/2009
Author Julian Marley
Artist Influence Bob Marley
Artist Influence Desmond Dekker
Artist Influence Toots & the Maytals
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Artist Contemporary Sly & Robbie
Artist Contemporary The Heptones
Artist Contemporary Tommy McCook
Artist Contemporary Winston Rodney
Technical Info
Engineer Marc Lee; Julian Marley; Roland McDermott; Bonzai Jim Caruso
Producer Julian Marley; Stephen Marley; Paul Fakhourie; Noel Davey; Paul Fakhourie
CatalogID 001282402
Lable Name Universal Republic
Released 04/28/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602527022437
Musical Guests
Stephen Marley
Mr. Cheeks
Damian Marley
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Julian Marley (vocals, various instruments, guitar, clarinet, keyboards, percussion, drum programming); Aston Barrett (guitar, bass instrument); Luke Andrews, Jason Bryant, Stephen "Asher" Noel (guitar); Dean Fraser (saxophone); Dwight Richards (trumpet); Stephen Marley (keyboards, percussion); Conrad Scarlett, Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown, Paul Fakhourie, Noel Davey (keyboards); Owen "Dready" Reid (bass instrument); Craig "Niteman" Taylor (drums, percussion); Harry T, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion); Marcia Griffiths (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: James "Bonzai" Caruso.
Recording information: Lion's Den Studios, Miami, FL; Pinnacle Attic Studios, London, England; Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
After six years off, Julian Marley, scion of reggae's first family, returned in 2009 with AWAKE. The record opens on the wistful, organic groove of the title track, an organ-laced and plainly pretty song which injects a refreshing angle on the oft-travelled topic of consciousness. There's a psychedelic undercurrent to the classic Rastafarian reggae on AWAKE, as a keen love for tradition mixes with an ear for a modern jam. However, the best moment may come on the pure old-school Jamaican love-lost song "A Little Too Late."
Artist Overview
The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Lucy Pounder, Julian Marley grew up away from his half-brothers Ziggy and Damian, having been raised in England with his mother. He still visited his father and Rita Marley in Jamaica, and by 1989 became involved in Ziggy and Stephen Marley's production company, Ghetto Youth International. Stephen executive produced Julian's debut album, Lion in the Morning, released by Tuff Gong in 1996. In 2003 he dropped A Time & Place, and then in 2009 he released Awake, which featured tracks with both Stephen and Damian. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ull of variety, linked not only by Julian's excellent songwriting but also by the creative production of brother Steven, who crafts 70s roots reggae rhythms finely, but with an up-to-date edge."
Disc 1
1 Awake
2 Boom Draw
3 On the Floor
4 Rosehall
5 Little Too Late, A
6 Just In Time
7 Jah Works
8 Oh Girl
9 Violence In the Streets
10 All I Know
11 Stay With Me
12 Sharp As a Razor
13 Things Ain't Cool
14 Trying
Product Attributes
Artist Marley,Julian
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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