Community Music

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Community Music
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Studio album by Asian Dub Foundation
Released 20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)
Genre Hip hop, electronica
Length 69:57
Label FFRR, London
Producer Asian Dub Foundation, Louis Beckett, Bobby Marshall
Asian Dub Foundation chronology
Conscious Party
(1998)Conscious Party1998
Community Music
(2000)
Frontline 1993–1997: Rarities and Remixes
(2001)Frontline 1993–1997: Rarities and Remixes2001
Singles from Community Music
  1. "Real Great Britain"
    Released: 2000
  2. "New Way, New Life"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 10/10[2]
Pitchfork 8.7/10[3]

Community Music is a 2000 studio album by Asian Dub Foundation. It peaked at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart.[4] NME listed it as the 39th best album of 2000.[5]

The album features vocals from Benjamin Zephaniah, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Assata Shakur.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Das, Pandit, Savale, Tailor, Zaman, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Real Great Britain" 3:13
2. "Memory War" 3:35
3. "Officer XX" 3:20
4. "New Way, New Life" 5:01
5. "Riddim I Like" (Das, Pandit, Savale, Tailor, Zaman, Benjamin Zephaniah) 4:27
6. "Collective Mode" 3:52
7. "Crash" 5:24
8. "Colour Line" 4:01
9. "Taa Deem" (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) 4:46
10. "Judgement" 4:14
11. "Truth Hides" 8:21
12. "Rebel Warrior" (Das, Pandit, Savale) 6:23
13. "Committed to Life" (Das, Pandit, Savale, Tailor, Zaman, P. Andrade, A. Shakur) 4:44
14. "Scaling New Heights" 8:26

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Asian Dub Foundation

  • Deedar – vocals, programming
  • Chandrasonic – vocals, guitar, programming
  • Dr. Das – vocals, bass guitar, programming
  • Pandit G – vocals, sampler, turntables
  • Sun-J – synthesizer, effects

Additional musicians

  • Jim Hunt – saxophone (on tracks 1 and 4)
  • Nichol Thomson – trombone (on tracks 1 and 4)
  • Duncan Mackay – trumpet (on tracks 1 and 4)
  • Paul Chivers – percussion (on track 3)
  • Catalisa – vocals (on tracks 4 and 11)
  • Johnny Kalsi – percussion (on tracks 4, 7, and 10)
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – vocals (on track 5)
  • Helen MacDonald – vocals (on track 6)
  • Louis Beckett – keyboards (on track 6)
  • Ambalavaner Sivanandan – vocals (on track 8)
  • Sangeeta Sharma – vocals (on track 8)
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – vocals (on track 9)
  • Louis Beckett – guitar (on track 10)
  • Assata Shakur – vocals (on track 13)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimshaw, Chris. "Community Music - Asian Dub Foundation". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Community Music". NME. March 14, 2000. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Mirov, Nick (20 March 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: Community Music". Pitchfork. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Asian Dub Foundation". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 2000". NME. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Bidaye, Prasad (1 May 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: The Community of Sound". Exclaim!. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

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