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Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Lemmy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:16 pm

Strange that no one has yet mentioned this (that I've seen, anyway):

http://www.pressure.co.uk/news/2013-06- ... re-sounds/
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Donovan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:39 pm

Sweet, never heard it. Is it more listener friendly than "Life of Contradiction"?
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby AT2JA » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:45 pm

If this is anything like "Life of Contradiction" it's mandatory for me. Big up Pressure Sounds!
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Mick Sleeper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:50 pm

NICE! Although if you ask me, Pressure Sounds should instead release a 3-CD Joe Higgs box set. :)
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Mark T » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:50 pm

Donovan, out of interest, what do you find not listener friendly about Life of Contradiction?
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby jb welda » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:19 am

I think life of contradiction is one of the greatest reggae albums ever made but it did take a bit to grow on me. you really can see where bob marley listened to and took advice from joe higgs especially in melodic word phrasing.

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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Donovan » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:26 pm

Mark T wrote:Donovan, out of interest, what do you find not listener friendly about Life of Contradiction?
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Well, I wouldn't say I dislike it. It's just one of those albums that you listen to a couple times, put away on the shelf and leave there. It just didn't grab me or stand out in any way. Maybe I'll try giving it two more spins, see what happens.
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby TruthTown » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:05 pm

jb welda wrote:I think life of contradiction is one of the greatest reggae albums ever made but it did take a bit to grow on me. you really can see where bob marley listened to and took advice from joe higgs especially in melodic word phrasing.

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A very special, different & very accomplished reggae album IMHO with great melodies and Now Generation band is superb here.

I like Unity Is Power too, and I will buy a copy for sure! Great release!
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Mark T » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:11 am

Interesting to hear people's thoughts on the album. It is a quieter album to be sure and may take a few listens.
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Mick Sleeper » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:49 pm

Liner notes by Roger Steffens! 8)
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Ringo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:58 am

Haven't listened to it for a few years, it never quite did it for as much as LOC, but will dig it out this week for another listen. I do remember his voice and song writing being top quality, just wasn't the tough roots I was predominantly listening to at the time.
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Postby Ringo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:02 am

Nice Joe Higgs tribute site: http://www.iration.com/joehiggs/
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Ringo » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:50 am

Played this last night, it's a lovely LP. Similar in style to LOC but more mellow roots. No tricks or gimmicks, steppers or dubs, just top quality production from head to toe. Worth it for the title track alone.
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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Ringo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: Joe Higgs Unity Is Power upcoming on Pressure Sounds

Postby Mark T » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Ringo wrote:Played this last night, it's a lovely LP. Similar in style to LOC but more mellow roots. No tricks or gimmicks, steppers or dubs, just top quality production from head to toe. Worth it for the title track alone.


That's pretty much what I would have expected and hoped for from Joe Higgs - not every record has to be brain crushing dub, just well done music with a positive message. Looking forward to getting this release. Big up Pressure Sounds.
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