Community Music

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Community Music
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Studio album by Asian Dub Foundation
Released20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)
GenreHip hop, electronica
Length69:57
LabelFFRR, London
ProducerAsian Dub Foundation, Louis Beckett, Bobby Marshall
Asian Dub Foundation chronology
Conscious Party
(1998)
Community Music
(2000)
Frontline 1993–1997: Rarities and Remixes
(2001)
Singles from Community Music
  1. "Real Great Britain"
    Released: 6 March 2000
  2. "New Way, New Life"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
NME10/10[2]
Pitchfork8.7/10[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[5]
Select4/5[6]

Community Music is a 2000 studio album by Asian Dub Foundation. It peaked at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart.[7] NME listed it as the 39th best album of 2000.[8]

The album features vocals from Benjamin Zephaniah, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Assata Shakur.[9]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
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)[7] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimshaw, Chris. "Community Music – Asian Dub Foundation". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ Morton, Roger (14 March 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation – Community Music". NME. Archived from the original on 3 June 2000. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. ^ Mirov, Nick (20 March 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: Community Music". Pitchfork. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ Scott, Danny (April 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: Community Music". Q (163). Archived from the original on 21 November 2000. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ Sisario, Ben (2004). "Asian Dub Foundation". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 25–26. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ Harrison, Ian (April 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: Community Music". Select (118): 91.
  7. ^ a b "Asian Dub Foundation". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 2000". NME. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ Bidaye, Prasad (1 May 2000). "Asian Dub Foundation: The Community of Sound". Exclaim!. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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