Friday, June 13, 2014

Third World Under The Magic Sun Cleopatra 2014

Reggae purists have always turned a blind eye to Third World, their loss!
 
Bren Black / www.criticaljazz.com
 
Some bands transcend genre and global limitations that the music industries either knowingly unknowingly touch in their. Some reviews write themselves too...Welcome Third World Under The Magic Sun.
 
Third World had the reputation of being musical visionaries long before somewhat abstract concept come into vogue by other artists. The family tree of sonic style and global interpretation can be traced back to the mid-late 60's. A celebration of dance, life and occasionally a look at the darker side of life including deal, bad relationships and war. Bob Markey lived reggae, Third world celebrates reggae with Under The Magic Sun.
 
 A release with songs that may surprise you including "I Can't Fight This Feeling" along with "My Love" and "Now That We Found Love." Ten of the fourteen tunes on this release have at the very least some cross over potential Production is tight, the band is smoking (well...not literally) and the song selections are eclectic pop gems brought back from the lyrical witness protection program for a second chance at life.
 
One of those summer records you often hear about, nothing to grind on here.