Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Burning Spear

Revisiting his 1980 album, Social Living. I can't say enough, or much of anything at all, to describe the spiritual depth & grace of this wonderful artist. His early recordings were relevatory for me; I couldn't have imagined anything so touching, in a form so perfect that when he finally gets around to verbalizing the message here, we already know pretty much what it is. This performance features Spear's "heavy" band. Later, he experimented with a relatively lighter sound

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