Strength Of My Life - Israel Vibration (LP)

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Media Format: LP VINYL
SKU: RLGM1698.1
UPC: 848064016984
Release Date: Oct. 17, 1990
Media Format: LP VINYL

One of the best reggae albums of the ‘80s and one of the real highlights in the Real Authentic Sound label catalog finally gets an LP reissue!

Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin, Albert "Apple Gabriel" Craig, and Cecil "Skelly" Spence all contracted childhood polio and met at a Jamaican rehab center; in the ‘70s, they formed Israel Vibration and their first record, The Same Song, released in 1978 on the Top-Ranking label, was an international smash. But by the time they released Strength of My Life in 1988, it had been seven years since they had made a record, having fled Jamaica in the intervening years to seek better health care and to escape the dancehall scene.

Against all odds, Strength of My Life turned out to be a triumph, the beginning of the group’s partnership with the Roots Radics and a reaffirmation of the love the group’s members had for each other and a celebration, as the title goes, of the strength of their lives (we defy you not to be moved by the title track). That’s Augustus Pablo on melodica on “Greedy Dog” and Dwight Pinkney on guitar on “Jah Love Me,” by the way. Roots reggae royalty!

Track Listing
Side A
1. Cool and calm
2. Jah Love Me
3. Pay Day
4. Greedy Dog
5. No More Apartheid
Side B
1. Perfect Love and Understanding
2. Live & Give
3. Middle East
4. Jah Is The Strength Of My Life