Red (Black Uhuru album)

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Studio album by Black Uhuru
Released May 1981
Recorded Channel One, Kingston, Jamaica, and Compass Point, Nassau, Bahamas
Genre Reggae
Length 39:24
Label Mango, Island, Warner Bros.
Producer Sly & Robbie
Black Uhuru chronology
Chill Out
(1982)Chill Out1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars [3]

Red is an 1981 album by the Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru. The line-up of the band changed many times during its 16 years and this is the second release for the lineup of Michael Rose, Sandra "Puma" Jones and Derek "Duckie" Simpson. Sly & Robbie were again in the production seat after having previously working with the band on the 1980 album Sinsemilla.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Rose unless stated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Youth of Eglington"   5:00
2. "Sponji Reggae"   4:56
3. "Sistren" Rose, Derrick "Duckie" Simpson 4:34
4. "Journey" Simpson 5:21
5. "Utterance"   3:42
6. "Puff She Puff"   5:08
7. "Rockstone" Rose, Simpson 4:38
8. "Carbine"   6:05
Bonus tracks 2003
No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. "Sponji Reggae" (Discomix)   10:32
10. "Trodding" (Dub version of "Journey") Simpson 5:18



Red was ranked at #3 among the top ten "Albums of the Year" for 1981 by NME.[4]


  1. ^ Cook, Stephen. "Black Uhuru: Red" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Black Uhuru: Red". Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Q. Bauer Media Group. January 1991. ISSN 0955-4955.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.