Musical Revue

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For the theatrical entertainment, see Revue.
Musical Revue
Live album by Suns of Arqa
Released 1983
Recorded Band on the Wall, Manchester, England, 7 December 1982
Genre Reggae
Length 49:50
Label ROIR Europe RE161
Producer Phil Rainford
Suns of Arqa chronology
Revenge of the Mozabites
(1980)
Musical Revue
(1983)
Wadada Magic
(1983)

Musical Revue is a live album featuring Prince Far I and Suns of Arqa released on ROIR Europe in 1983.[1] The album was produced by Phil Rainford and features a live recording of Prince Far I with Suns of Arqa at Band on the Wall in Manchester on 7 December 1982.[1]

The sound is fairly rough with Suns of Arqa low in the mix and Prince Far I a little too close. There is lots of dub mixing, delays, reverbs, and repeats flying left and right, and the music appears improvised in places. The music here is more complex than reggae, sometimes moving towards variations on jazz/highlife (e.g. "Brujo Magic").[2]

This album captures Prince Far I's last concert. He was murdered in Kingston, Jamaica in 1983.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Steppin' To The Music" – 1:33
  2. "Throw Away Your Guns" – 10:15
  3. "Brujo Magic" – 6:15
  4. "Version Galore" – 5:36
  5. "83 Struggle" – 7:48
  6. "Trancedance Music" – 4:34
  7. "Foggy Road" – 4:56
  8. "What You Gonna Do On The Judgement Day" – 8:53

Personnel[edit]

Prince Far I - Vocals
Helen Watson - Vocals
Marcel King - Lead Vocal on 'Version Galore', Backing Vocals
Snuff - Drums
Danny Sheals - Drums
Spliff - Bass
Wayne Worm - Bass
Michael Wadada - Rhythm Guitar
Mustaphafakir - Lead Guitar
Anton Behrendt - Keyboards
Tony Trundel - Fiddle
Marek Miczyk - Violin
Brian Jones - Saxophone
Prince Hammer - MC
Keshav Sathe - Tabla

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