One Bright Day CD (1989)

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Product Overview


Label Emd/virgin
SKU 60074342
UPC 077778611820
UPC 14 00077778611820
Format CD
Release Date 7/25/1989
Author Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers
Technical Info
Engineer Glen Rosenstein
CatalogID 86118
Lable Name Virgin
Released 07/11/1992
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
Length 54m : 47s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077778611820
Album Notes and Credits
Full performer name: Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers: Ziggy Marley (vocals, guitar); Stephen Marley (vocals, DJ); Cedella Marley, Sharon Prendergast (vocals).
Additional personnel: Mulu Gessesse (guitar, background vocals); Glen Rosenstein, Ira Siegel, Earl "Chinna" Smith (guitar); Tony Cedras (accordion); Lenny Pickett (saxophone); Melaku Retta (keyboards, background vocals); Dereje Mekohnen, Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul, Fred Zarr (keyboards); Zeleke Gessessee (bass, background vocals); Christopher Meredith (bass); Sammy Merendino (drums, programming); Raphael W'Mariam, William "Squidly" Cole (drums); Asrat Aemro Selassie, Sticky Thompson, Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Erica Newell, Rita Marley, Ricky Walters, Grub Cooper (background vocals).
Producers: Ziggy Marley, Glenn Rosenstein, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth.
Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Ziggy Marley's One Bright Day, his follow-up to his breakthrough Conscious Party, is a solid, satisfying album, possessing an air of optimism and self-empowerment without sounding preachy or arrogant. Each track shines with its mix of intelligent lyrics, sunny music, and intoxicating rhythms. The album spawned the hit "Look Who's Dancing," an irresistible slice of ragga-dance augmented by a rap in the breakdown and the Marley sisters' always-appealing background vocals. Other highlights include the funky title track, where the Marley sisters' vocals truly take center stage, the Middle Eastern-influenced "Pains of Life," and the celebratory "Black My Story," which is a mini-cultural geography lesson in and of itself. The mid-tempo "Justice" and "Love Is the Only Law," the soulful "Urban Music," and the singles "Who Will Be There" and "When the Lights Go Out" are all standout cuts as well. As a matter of fact, there's not a single dud on this thoroughly engaging set, which helped to further cement Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers as first-rate artists in their own right. ~ Jose F. Promis
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very Good
Q - 3 Stars - Good
Disc 1
1 Black My Story (Not History)
2 One Bright Day
3 Who Will Be There
4 When The Lights Gone Out
5 All Love
6 Look Who's Dancing
7 Justice
8 Love Is The Only Law
9 Pains Of Life
10 Urb-An Music
11 Problems
12 All You Got
13 When The Lights Gone Out (Jamaican Stylee)
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