Gregory Isaacs Soon Forward (1979)

      • 1. Universal Tribulation
      • 2. Mr. Brown
      • 3. Down The Line
      • 4. Lonely Girl
      • 5. Bumping and Boring
      • 6. My Relationship
      • 7. Slave Market
      • 8. Black Liberation Struggle
      • 9. Jah Music
      • 10. Soon Forward

      One of the most crucial albums by reggae singing legend Gregory Isaacs, Soon Forward features an all-star lineup that includes the quintessential Sly and Robbie rhythm section as well as Dennis Brown on backing vocals. With all but one track produced by Isaacs himself, the sticky subtleties of instrumental dub resonate with a trance-inducing effect. Known for the pained purity of his vocal tone, Isaacs graces the microphone with every passing phrase. As he covers romantic territory on classic songs such as "Lonely Girl" and "Soon Forward," the Cool Ruler also sets fire to cultural themes on songs such as "Universal Tribulation" and "Black Liberation Struggle." Originally released in 1979, Soon Forward stands casually at the crossroads of roots reggae, dub, and dancehall. While it might not have been widely recognized outside of Jamaica back then, it is the type of album to stand up to the test of time!

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