Recorded live at the 1982 Reggae Sunplash Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this CD focuses on two solid reggae groups -- the Gladiators and Israel Vibration -- both of whom are in excellent form. Hearing the Jamaican groups side by side, it's easy to hear the parallels -- both use their music to promote a Rastafarian message, and both favor a classic, unpretentious approach to reggae that has a lot more in common with 1960s soul music than the slick urban contemporary recordings that were coming out in 1982.
Another high point of the CD is the Gladiators' inspired performance of Bob Marley's 1976 hit War.
-- Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
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The Gladiators & Israel Vibration - Live at Reggae Sunsplash
- Product Code: GCD8925
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