Forces of Victory

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Forces of Victory
Forces of Victory (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Released 1979 (UK)
Recorded 1978
Genre
Length 32:47
Label Island
Producer
Linton Kwesi Johnson chronology
Dread Beat an' Blood
(1978)
Forces of Victory
(1979)
Bass Culture
(1980)

Forces of Victory is an album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, released in 1979 on the Island Records label. It was produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell (credited as Blackbeard).

In 2003, David Bowie included it in a list of 25 of his favourite albums, "Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (A–)[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Linton Kwesi Johnson

  1. "Want Fi Goh Rave" – 4:20
  2. "It Noh Funny" – 3:42
  3. "Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)" – 3:50
  4. "Independent Intavenshan" – 3:20
  5. "Fite Dem Back" – 4:27
  6. "Reality Poem" – 4:44
  7. "Forces of Viktry" – 4:56
  8. "Time Come" – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson - vocals
  • Floyd Lawson (tracks: 1, 5), Vivian Weathers (tracks: 2-4, 6-7) - bass
  • Lloyd "Jah Bunny" Donaldson (tracks: 1-4, 7), Winston "Crab" Curniffe (tracks: 5-6, 8) - drums, percussion
  • John Kpiaye - lead and rhythm guitar
  • Julio Finn - harmonica
  • Rico - trombone
  • Dick Cuthell - flugelhorn
  • Dennis Bovell (as "The Invisible One"), Webster Johnson - keyboards, piano
  • Everald "Fari" Forrest - percussion
  • Dennis Bovell, Vivian Weathers, Winston Bennett - additional voices
Technical
  • Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell, John Caffrey - engineer
  • Dennis Morris - photography
  • Zebulon Design - design

References[edit]