Two Sevens Clash, the 30th Anniversary Edition (Shanachie, 2007)
Originally released in 1977, Two Sevens Clash was the debut of legendary reggae band Culture. While Bob Marley was the king of reggae music, Culture are considered one of the greatest harmony groups in reggae history. The album’s lyrics were based on some prophecies by Marcus Garvey, whose philosophy inspired Rastafarianism.
This special edition is dedicated to the memory of culture founder, Joseph Hill, who dies last year in Germany. The special packaging includes a 12-page booklet with vintage photos, five bonus tracks that include rare recordings, and the story of Two Sevens Clash from Joseph Hill.
Roots reggae is the most attractive form of reggae and Culture is one of its top exponents. Highly recommended.
Buy Two Sevens Clash.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.