Monday, September 08, 2008

ROBBIE ROBERTSON / CONTACT FROM THE UNDERWORLD OF REDBOY

Digitized from the original CD, released in 1998 on Capitol Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 kbps
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Robbie Robertson, Howard Bernstein, Marius De Vries, Tim Gordine, Jim Wilson
Executive Producer: Gary Gersch
Associate Producer: Jared Levine
Engineered By: Howard Bernstein, Tim Gordine, Andy Bradfield, Marius Devine
Recorded At: The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California; Stepbridge, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Whitfield, London, The Townhouse, London; Milo, London; Eastcoate, London
Mixed At: The Villlage, L.A.; Whitfield, London; The Townhouse, London; Front Page, L.A.
TRACK LISTING:
The Sound Is Fading
The Code Of Handsome Lake
Making A Noise
Unbound
Sacrafice
Rattlebone
Peoyte Healing
In The Blood
Stomp Dance (Unity)
The Lights
Take Your Partner By The Hand
THE PLAYERS:
Robbie Robertson - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Spoken Word - Chief Jake Thomas, Leonard Peltier
Vocals - Leah Hicks-Manning, Joanne Shenandoah, James Bilagody, Caroline MacKendrick, Bonnie Jo Hunt, Anthony Begay, Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike, Six Nation World Singers, Laura Satterfield
Drums - Geoffrey Gordon, Jim Wilson
Percussion - Geoffrey Gordon
Programming - Jony Rockstar, Marius De Vries, Tim Gordine
Guitar - Bill Dillon
Keyboards - Jeremy Shaw, Jules Brooks, Marius De Vries, Tim Gordine
Flute - Matzo Galindo
String Arrangements - David Campbell
Background Vocals - James Bilagody, Jackie Bird, Star Nayea, Ivan Neville, Rita Coolidge, Cree Summer
As I said previously, For as long as I can remember I've had a overpowering interest in Native american culture and spirituality. Even as a small child I was aware of the injustices done to the people who inhabited this land when us white folks "discovered" it. At my age now I long for a time that will never happen again.
This second Native american based record by Robbie Robertson in many ways is a continuation of the first however to my ears this album has an edgier feel to it, it's not as mellow to my ears. That's certainly not to say that it's less good than the previous effort. I dig this one just as much. Listen to the many different layers of sounds and pay attention to the little nuances as this music plays.
If the name Leonard Peltier doesn't mean anything to you and you have an interest in the Native american condition these days then you owe it to yourself to do a little research on his name and his story. I won't start ranting about the injustice of it all here.
Bottom line this is a wonderful album and you should do your ears a favor and let them listen to something a bit off the beaten path.
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music and memories, May 5, 2001
By
Alejandra Vernon "artist & illustrator" (Long Beach, California) - Amazon Customer Review
This was a gift I'll always treasure, so meaningful to me for many reasons. It's an incredibly moving testament to Robbie Robertson's genius and roots, a combination of various styles blended with terrific melodies, some knock-out arrangements, and superb musicianship. There's a compelling intensity to Robertson's soft and husky voice, coupled with his extraordinary guitar work, that go straight to my soul.
For anyone who like me, can't understand how the land of the free can tolerate the imprisonment of Leonard Peltier, "Sacrifice" is a must...it's heartbreaking to hear his voice, so full of courage and pain.
It's hard to choose favorite tracks. A current favorite is "Unbound", but this music is so multi-layered that I know that the more I listen, the more I'll find to like. This universal music can't be categorized or forgotten...it has great beauty, and many memories.
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola desde España, tienes un gran blog, me he bajado algunas cosas muy interesantes, raras y muy dificil de conseguir, como Michael Dinner-"TheGreat Pretender", Goodthunder, Mike Greene "Midnight Mirage". Muchas Gracias.
¿Tienes algo de AVIATOR, Aviator", "Turbulence", ó John Dawson Read, Whole Wheat 100%, Smith, Perkins, Smith
Si lo tienes podrias subirlo?
Muchas Gracias, The Juggler

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 5:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Joe said...

Thanks for this gem!

Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 12:17:00 AM EDT  

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