'Til Shiloh

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'Til Shiloh
BujuBanton'TilShiloh.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 18, 1995
2002 (re-release)
Recorded1994-1995
GenreDancehall reggae, reggaefusion
Length56:33
LabelLoose Cannon/Island (original release)
524 119
524 135 European Union

Island (re-release)
586 854
ProducerDonovan Germain
Lisa Cortes
Bobby "Digital" Dixon
Dave Kelly
Sylvester Gordon
Steely & Clevie
Buju Banton chronology
Voice of Jamaica
(1993)
'Til Shiloh
(1995)
Inna Heights
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian5/5 stars[2]
NME6/10[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[5]
The Village VoiceA−[6]

’Til Shiloh is the fourth album by Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton, released in 1995 on Loose Cannon Records, a short-lived subsidiary of Island Records (see 1995 in music).[7] His international breakthrough, ’Til Shiloh marked a turn towards a more serious path. Many of the songs on this album explore Buju's then newfound faith in the Rastafari movement, with songs such as "Til I'm Laid to Rest", and "Untold Stories". This could be seen as a transition from the rude-bwoy style to a more roots-oriented fashion, although the seventh track is based on the hardcore "Arab Attack" riddim.

The title track, which opened the album, was based on an introduction Banton had used in live shows. According to producer Donovan Germain, "'Til Shiloh mean forever."[7]

In 2002 the album an expanded and remastered edition was released on Island/IDJMG/Universal Records, featuring the tracks "Sensemilia Persecution" and "Rampage."

The album was listed in the 1999 book The Rough Guide: Reggae: 100 Essential CDs.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

On the issue dated August 5, 1995, Til Shiloh debuted at number 148 on the US Billboard 200 chart.[9] The album also debuted at number 27 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[10] The album was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shiloh"Myrie0:19
2."'Til I'm Laid to Rest"Dixon, Myrie4:24
3."Murderer"Dodd, Myrie3:56
4."Champion"Myrie, Sibbles3:59
5."Untold Stories"Germain, Myrie, Tucker4:36
6."Not an Easy Road"Myrie4:01
7."Only Man"Kelly, Myrie2:51
8."Complaint" (with Garnett Silk) 4:01
9."Chuck It So"Myrie, Tucker, Tyrell3:57
10."How Could You"Dodd, Myrie3:56
11."Wanna Be Loved"Browne, Kelly, Myrie4:05
12."It's All Over"Browne, Johnson, Myrie4:05
13."Hush, Baby, Hush"Myrie, Williams4:21
14."What Ya Gonna Do?" (with Wayne Wonder) 3:43
15."Rampage" 3:46
16."Sensemilia Persecution" 4:03
17."Champion [Remix]"Ice Cube, Life, Myrie, QDIII, Sibbles, Wansel4:32
Total length:1:04:35

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Billboard 200[12] 148
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[13] 27
US Top Reggae Albums[14] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "'Til Shiloh – Buju Banton". AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Glanvill, Rick (August 4, 1995). "CD of the week: Buju Banton is out of the doghouse". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Buju Banton: 'Til Shiloh". NME: 43. August 26, 1995.
  4. ^ "Buju Banton: 'Til Shiloh". Q (194): 122. September 2002.
  5. ^ Oumano, Elena (2004). "Buju Banton". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 44. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 29, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Cooke, Mel (2015) "Two Decades Since Til Shiloh", Jamaica Gleaner, July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015
  8. ^ Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (1999) Reggae: 100 Essential CDs, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-567-4
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  12. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – August 5, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – August 5, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "Top Reggae Albums – October 14, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Buju Banton – Til' Shiloh". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.