Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin

by Alpha Blondy


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Alpha Blondy storms back with his best release since Apartheid Is Nazism. Nothing much has changed stylistically for Blondy, as he is still able to pound out throbbing, international reggae laced with sharp messages of peace, love, and universality. Perhaps in an attempt to avoid some of the experimental failures which plagued other albums, Yitzhak Rabin was recorded at the Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica and accompanying vocals were provided by the I-Threes. "Saraka" is an immediate standout, complete with characteristically majestic horns, a feral flute hook, and, of course, Blondy and the I-Threes' mellifluous vocals. These same elements combine seamlessly throughout the entire album and leave great music in their wake. "Bakoroni" and "Les Imbeciles" are other great examples of Blondy at his best. Even the weak ballad "Les Armes de Therese" is saved by his gritty vocals. While Yitzhak Rabin can't be considered a step forward for Blondy, it is a graceful step back to what made him an international star.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Lightyear
UPC: 0085365428225
catalogNumber: 54282

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alpha Blondy   Primary Artist,Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
Sharon Forrester   Background Vocals
Pam Hall   Background Vocals
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Wayne Armond   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jacques Bolognesi   Trombone
Glen Browne   Bass
Grub Cooper   Background Vocals
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Marie Twiggi Gittens   Background Vocals
Alain Hatot   Saxophone
Clive "Azul" Hunt   Bass
Billy Mystic   Background Vocals
Scully   Drums,funde drum
Phillipe Slominski   Trumpet
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Mikey Wallace   Background Vocals
Christopher Birch   Bass,Keyboards
Abou Ouatt   Percussion
Wayne "G-Sharp" Clark   Drums

Technical Credits

Alpha Blondy   Executive Producer
Dennis Brown   Composer
Errol Brown   Engineer
Clive "Azul" Hunt   Producer
Shane Brown   Engineer
Boncana Maïga   Arranger
Thierry Cisotto   Engineer

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