Earth's Rightful Ruler

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Earth Rightful Ruler
Earth's Rightful Ruler (Augustus Pablo album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Augustus Pablo
Released 1982
Recorded Harry J/Channel One, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Reggae
Label Message
Producer Augustus Pablo
Augustus Pablo chronology
Rockers Meets King Tubby in a Firehouse
Earth Rightful Ruler
King David's Melody
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Earth Rightful Ruler (sometimes also sold as Earth's Rightful Ruler or Earth Rightful Ruler: Emperor Haile Selassie I) is a reggae studio album by Augustus Pablo, originally released in 1982 on Message Records.

It features vocals from Hugh Mundell, Robbie Shakespeare on bass guitar, and Earl "Chinna" Smith on guitar. Pablo produced the album and played melodica, piano, organ and steel strings.

It was recorded at both Harry J and Channel One Studios in Kingston, Jamaica and mixed at Harry J's.

The title of the album is in reference to Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia and a messianic figure to Rastafarians.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Earth Rightful Ruler" (H. Swaby)
  2. "King Alpha and Queen Omega" (H. Swaby)
  3. "Jah Love Endureth" (H. Swaby)
  4. "Rastafari Tradition" (H. Swaby)
  5. "Zion Hill" (H. Swaby)
  6. "Java" (H. Swaby)
  7. "Lightning and Thunder" (H. Swaby)
  8. "Israel Schoolyard" (H Swaby)
  9. "City of David" (H Swaby)
  10. "Musical Changes" (Adapted)



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