Visions of Dennis Brown

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Visions of Dennis Brown
Studio album by Dennis Brown
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Reggae
Label Laser/Lightning/Joe Gibbs
Producer Joe Gibbs
Dennis Brown chronology
Wolf & Leopards
(1978)
Visions of Dennis Brown
(1978)
Joseph's Coat Of Many Colours
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Reggae News (very favourable) [2]

Visions of Dennis Brown (also known as Visions) is a 1978 reggae album by Dennis Brown.

Recording[edit]

The album was the first to come out of Brown's second stint with producer Joe Gibbs,[3] with whom he would have his breakthrough international success, and the album played a major part in establishing the dominant position of both Brown and Gibbs in late 1970s reggae.[4] The album mixes roots reggae themes such as economic hardship, African oppression, religion, and politics, with lovers rock material ("Love Me Always") and a cover version of Ray Charles' "This Little Girl of Mine".[1] The album was engineered by Errol Thompson and features veteran musicians Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Vin Gordon (trombone), Herman Marquis (alto saxophone), and Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone).[1]

Release history[edit]

The album was originally released in 1978 on the Lightning, Laser, and Joe Gibbs labels.[5] It was reissued on JGML in 1980 and issued for the first time on compact disc in 1989 by Shanachie Records.[5] It was reissued in expanded form in 2006 on the Joe Gibbs Europe label, and reissued again in 2007 on the VP Records subsidiary 17 North Parade.[5]

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deliverance Will Come"   Brown 3:26
2. "Oh Mother"   Brown 4:23
3. "Love Me Always/Angolian Chant"   Addeo, Sibblies 6:47
4. "Concrete Castle King"   Willis 3:36
5. "Malcolm X"   Daley 3:14
6. "Repartriation/Jubilation Dub"   Brown, Thompson 6:08
7. "Jah Can Do It"   Brown, Thompson 3:00
8. "Milk and Honey"   Brown, Hunt 2:46
9. "Stay at Home/Natty on Top"   Brown, Robinson, Thompson 5:23
10. "Say What You Want/Money Honey"   Lloyd 7:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nathan. "Dennis Brown: Visions > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. ^ Taylor, Angus. "Dennis Brown - Visions of Dennis Brown". CD/Vinyl reviews. ReggaeNews.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave (2002). Reggae & Caribbean Music. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 45. ISBN 0-87930-655-6. 
  4. ^ Barrow, Steve; Dalton, Peter (2004). The Rough Guide to Reggae (3rd ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 162. ISBN 1-84353-329-4. 
  5. ^ a b c "Visions of Dennis Brown". Roots Archives. roots-archives.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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