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SINEAD O' CONNOR - THROW DOWN YOUR ARMS
Throw Down Your Arms is in itself a very interesting collection of some of the best Reggae tunes originally created by ones like Burning Spear, Israel Vibration and the legendary Abyssinians. 

The tracks are definitely not the most easy to cover, the lyrics are definitely not political correct. Sinead O' Connor's selection of  Roots Reggae reveals a deep respect for the message of Rastafari. 

For the production, Sinead O' Connor traveled to Jamaica by herself where she joined Sly and Robbie in Marley's TUFF GONG studio to record the music. For each tune, at least one of the original session players contributed to the recording. Everything is played and recorded by Jamaican Reggae artists and producers. 

So musically, the album is as authentic as authentic can be. Sly and Robbie playing a selection of classic Roots Reggae tracks at Tuff Gong studio's can hardly go wrong.

The tracks are played tight and  skillfull. The production carries the same marks. A little bit too dry here and there, though. More effects and more dubby elements would have significantly enhanced the musical vibrations.

To listen to Sinead's voice over these tunes however is another experience. Not necceserily a bad one, just different. 

Without knowing at least some of the things which are discussed in this review, this experience will definitely not be felt to the fullness. Her (Irish) voice doesn't blend unconditionally with the Reggae Vibes, and yet there's a kind of symbiotic element which can not be denied. 

Those who know Irish Folk, will surely recognize some elements of their music when they listen to authentic Jamaican Reggae. These elements could very well be connected with the fact that Jamaica was not only used as a big plantation where Africans in slave-labor were kept in bondage. The island also hosted quite a few Irish people too, who were exiled from Ireland by Oliver Cromwell.

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