'Til Shiloh

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'Til Shiloh
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Studio album by Buju Banton
Released July 18, 1995
2002 (re-release)
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Dancehall reggae, reggaefusion
Length 56:33
Label Loose Cannon/Island (original release)
524 119
524 135 European Union

Island (re-release)
586 854
Producer Donovan 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

’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).[2] His international breakthrough, ’Til Shiloh marked a turn towards more serious themes in Banton's lyrics, which had previously focused on slackness (e.g. violent, sexual). 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."[2]

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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Shiloh" (Myrie) 0:19
2. "'Til I'm Laid to Rest" (Dixon/Myrie) 4:24
3. "Murderer" (Dodd/Myrie) 3:56
4. "Champion" (Myrie/Sibbles) 3:59
5. "Untold Stories" (Germain/Myrie/Tucker) 4:36
6. "Not an Easy Road" (Myrie) 4:01
7. "Only Man" (Kelly/Myrie) 2:51
8. "Complaint" (with Garnett Silk) 4:01
9. "Chuck It So" (Myrie/Tucker/Tyrell) 3:57
10. "How Could You" (Dodd/Myrie) 3:56
11. "Wanna Be Loved" (Browne/Kelly/Myrie) 4:05
12. "It's All Over" (Browne/Johnson/Myrie) 4:05
13. "Hush, Baby, Hush" (Myrie/Williams) 4:21
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/Wansel) 4:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. 'Til Shiloh at AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Cooke, Mel (2015) "Two Decades Since Til Shiloh", Jamaica Gleaner, July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015
  3. ^ Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (1999) Reggae: 100 Essential CDs, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-567-4