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Anthology (2003)

Artist: Jimmy Cliff
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Format: CD
Sku: 60605196
UPC: 731455676624
UPC 14: 00731455676624
Release Date: 7/1/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Miss Jamaica ~ Jimmy Cliff
2. Hurricane Hattie ~ Jimmy Cliff
3. King Of Kings ~ Jimmy Cliff
4. Waterfall ~ Jimmy Cliff
5. Time Will Tell ~ Jimmy Cliff
6. Wonderful World, Beautiful People ~ Jimmy Cliff
7. Come Into My Life ~ Jimmy Cliff
8. Hard Road To Travel ~ Jimmy Cliff
9. Viet Nam ~ Jimmy Cliff
10. Many Rivers To Cross ~ Jimmy Cliff
11. Sufferin' In The Land ~ Jimmy Cliff
12. Use What I Got ~ Jimmy Cliff
13. You Can Get It If You Really Want ~ Jimmy Cliff
14. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah ~ Jimmy Cliff
15. Wild World ~ Jimmy Cliff
16. Bongo Man ~ Jimmy Cliff
17. Sitting In Limbo ~ Jimmy Cliff
18. Goodbye Yesterday ~ Jimmy Cliff
19. Harder They Come, The - (single version) ~ Jimmy Cliff
20. Trapped ~ Jimmy Cliff
21. Oh Jamaica ~ Jimmy Cliff
22. Fundamental Reggay ~ Jimmy Cliff
23. Under The Sun, Moon And Stars ~ Jimmy Cliff
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Struggling Man - (album version) ~ Jimmy Cliff
2. Better Days Are Coming ~ Jimmy Cliff
3. Sooner Or Later ~ Jimmy Cliff
4. House Of Exile ~ Jimmy Cliff
5. Action Speaks Louder Than Words ~ Jimmy Cliff
6. If I Follow My Mind ~ Jimmy Cliff
7. Brave Warrior ~ Jimmy Cliff
8. Stand Up And Fight Back ~ Jimmy Cliff
9. I Am The Living - (album version) ~ Jimmy Cliff
10. Love Again ~ Jimmy Cliff
11. What Are You Doing With Your Life ~ Jimmy Cliff
12. Shelter Of Your Love - (single version) ~ Jimmy Cliff
13. Give The People What They Want ~ Jimmy Cliff
14. Rub-A-Dub Partner ~ Jimmy Cliff
15. We All Are One ~ Jimmy Cliff
16. Club Paradise ~ Jimmy Cliff
17. Love Me, Love Me ~ Jimmy Cliff
18. She Was So Right For Me ~ Jimmy Cliff
19. I Can See Clearly Now ~ Jimmy Cliff

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Jimmy Cliff (vocals); Earl "Chinna" Smith, Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan (guitar); Ansell Collins, Phil Ramacon (keyboards); Bertram "Ranchie" McLean (bass); Mickey "Boo" Richards (drums); Uziah "Stickey" Thompson (percussion).
Muze PNote Producers include: Jimmy Cliff, Guilly Bright, Chris Blackwell, Cat Stevens, Trevor Lawrence.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Dana G. Smart, Mike Ragogna.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1962 & 1993. Includes liner notes by Dave Thompson.
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Jimmy Bralower.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Dave Thompson .
Muze PNote Photographers: J. Janson; Chuck Krall; Harry Goodwin.
Muze PNote Arranger: Larry Fallon.
Muze PNote Jimmy Cliff has always occupied an odd position in reggae music, first of all because he predates it significantly, but also because for much of his career he merged his musical interests with international pop considerations to the extent that he managed to record frequently for such major labels as Warner, EMI, Universal, and Sony. Although his commercial success was spotty, it was recurrent; he first hit the charts internationally in 1969 and was still scoring occasionally in the mid-'90s. His label hopping had made it practically impossible to assemble a thorough compilation of his work until the release of Anthology. Universal's Hip-O reissue subsidiary specializes in putting together anthologies that span record labels, and the compilers had quite a task on their hands when it came to Cliff. Early in his career, he recorded for Island, later controlled by Universal (including his contributions to the celebrated soundtrack to The Harder They Come), and in the early '80s he was on the Universal-controlled MCA label, so Hip-O could start with that material. But there was still a chunk of recordings issued by Warner/Reprise in the U.S. and EMI in the U.K. in the '70s as well as a period on Sony's Columbia imprint in the '80s and '90s to consider. Nevertheless, Hip-O's Anthology succeeds in being the perfect two-disc compilation of Cliff's work over 30 years, 1962-1993. There are early Jamaican hits; the international breakthrough "Wonderful World, Beautiful People"; the topical hit "Viet Nam"; tracks from The Harder They Come, including "Sitting in Limbo" and "Many Rivers to Cross"; Cliff's version of Cat Stevens' "Wild World"; numerous tracks from the Warner/EMI period; and Columbia hits like "Club Paradise" and Cliff's U.S. Top 20 hit revival of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from 1993-1994. Not only is the compilation thorough, but for the first time, it gives a good sense of Cliff's career as a whole, revealing his talents as a songwriter and his ability to use Jamaican rhythms to make a music palatable to pop audiences around the world. ~ William Ruhlmann

Artist Overview

One of the great popularizers of reggae music, Jimmy Cliff blazed a trail into rock that Bob Marley later followed. In the mid 1960s, the young Jamaican singer moved to London to pursue his singing career. After returning to his home and recording some ska & rocksteady material, Cliff finally broke through in 1969 with "Wonderful World, Beautiful People." After hearing the song, Paul Simon travelled to Kingston and booked the same rhythm section, studio, and engineer to record "Mother and Child Reunion"--arguably the first U.S.-made reggae song. As the gun-toting, reggae-singing star of THE HARDER THEY COME (1972), Cliff was suddenly Jamaica's most marketable property. It was the island's best homegrown film, and its soundtrack one of the biggest-selling reggae records of all time.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Harder They Come
Muze Music Compilations 90s Pop Hits Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Reggae
Muze Music Compilations Muzik City: the Story Of Trojan
Muze Music Compilations War Ina Babylon/island Reggae Antholo
Muze Music Compilations Island 50 Reggae
Muze Music Compilations Ruler:reggae Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:king Of Kings Reggae Hits
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Muze Music Compilations Muscle Shoals (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Brown, Dennis
Lebo M
Nu Colours
Original Soundtrack
The Harder They Come [Remaster] ~ Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/01/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 556766
Music Label Name Label : Universal Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731455676624

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (8/7/03, p.77)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...[Traces] Cliff's development from early-Sixties charmers...through his sunny yet authoritative European an unerring selection of his Eighties and Nineties adventures..."

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