One Bright Day (1989, Virgin)
Recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, this recording also features Dallol, the Chicago-based Ethiopian band that toured with the Melody Makers throughout 1987 and early 1988. They were joined for the recording by reggae guitar great Earl "Chinna" Smith. The album was again produced by Frantz and Weymouth, this time in conjunction with Ziggy and engineer Glen Rosenstein.
The album's leadoff track "Black My Story (Not History)" is one of Ziggy's finest compositions to date. Background vocals on this track are sung in Amharic by Dallol. "Urb-an Music" is a sly comment on both radio formatting and the felicitous combination of music and herb.
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1. Justice 2. One Bright Day 3. Pains of Life 4. Urb-an Music 5. When the Lights Gone Out (Jamaican Stylee) 6. All Love 7. Who Will Be There 8. Black My Story (Not History) 9. Love is the Only Law 10. When the Lights Gone Out 11. Look Who's Dancing 12. Problems 13. All You Got
Produced by Ziggy Marley, Glenn Rosenstein, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth
All Praises Be To The Almighty
And the Lord will become King
over all the earth on that day the
Lord will be one and his name one.
Zech 14 Verse 9
This is the generation of those who seek him...
This album is Livicated to all the Children
Rastafari live ever.
Our generation must make the change. Selah