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Eyes Open DUB

by JohnStone

JohnStone has been unleashing its conscious roots reggae vibes in the DC area for several years now. With an arsenal of crucial roots-influenced original compositions the band has steadily become one of USA's finest reggae acts.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eyes Open DUB
3:57 $0.99
2. Strong To Say DUB
3:32 $0.99
3. Awakening DUB
4:33 $0.99
4. Shashamane Land DUB
5:47 $0.99
5. Black Paradise DUB
5:17 $0.99
6. Never Ever DUB
4:41 $0.99
7. Celebration DUB
5:16 $0.99
8. Rain DUB
5:35 $0.99
9. King Jah Jah DUB
5:19 $0.99
10. Shine DUB
6:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
JohnStone, a roots reggae band from the Washington D.C. released "Eyes Open" in September 2005. The band also simultaneously released "Eyes Open DUB" an instrumental version of the original with remixes from Jim Fox of Lion & Fox Studios. The band has also released a follow up album "Innocent Children" in August 2007.

Winner of several DC Reggae Music Awards and nominee for best reggae band in the annual DC area WAMMIES for the past few years, JohnStone has appeared with Burning Spear, Toots & The Maytals, Third World, Sister Carol, Yellowman, The Itals and many others.


"Reggae Set in Stone"

The already-strong USA reggae scene gets another big boost here. Washington, DC-based johnstone play tight, uplifting modern roots that's rich with pop hooks and anthemic lyrics that carry the social conscience which has recently found itself at the forefront of reggae again. This biracial band has got their chops down, too. Live bass and drums form a solid riddim backbone that's expertly topped by stinging keyboard and guitar riffs and seasoned with dashes of percussion and saxophone.

Guitarist Andre N. White and drummer Alfred Adams handle the bulk of the lead vocals and songwriting, displaying an assured sense of both on songs that stress basic goodness ("Awakening," "Never Ever"), embrace the spirit ("Shine") and seek unity in the groove ("Celebration"). The tracks are finely crafted, full of rich instrumental layering and vocal harmony gracing the reggae foundation.
Once you've let this disc grow on you (and it will), check out the companion CD Eyes Open Dub, on which johnstone further reveal the intricacies of their brand of reggae via dub versions of each track on Eyes Open. The songs are deconstructed to reveal their inner workings, taking the soulful sound to another level with sparse echoey effects and passages that enhance just how well the players get their licks in. johnstone are among the best American reggae currently out there, and that's saying a lot. (www.johnstonereggae.com)

by Tom Orr
reprinted from: World Music Central



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