True Democracy (album)

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True Democracy
Steelpulse truedemocracy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1982
Recorded"Feedback" Studios, Aarhus, Denmark, 1981
GenreReggae
Length41:50
LabelElektra[1]
ProducerKarl Pitterson
Steel Pulse chronology
Caught You
(1980)
True Democracy
(1982)
Earth Crisis
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[5]

True Democracy is an album by the reggae band Steel Pulse, released in 1982.[6][7]

The album peaked at No. 120 on the Billboard 200.[8]

Production[edit]

The album was recorded over 25 days in Aarhus.[9] It was produced by Karl Pitterson.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

The Washington Post called True Democracy "a cheerful album, almost buoyant in its musical exhortations to dance even as its lyrics tackle less-than-merry topics."[1]

Style Weekly, in 2018, called it "still ... one of the most danceable political albums ever."[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Hinds, except where noted.

  1. "Chant A Psalm" – 4:30
  2. "Ravers" – 3:56
  3. "Find It...Quick!" – 3:26
  4. "A Who Responsible?" – 3:54
  5. "Worth His Weight In Gold (Rally Round)" – 4:35
  6. "Leggo Beast" – 3:44
  7. "Blues Dance Raid" – 4:53
  8. "Your House" – 3:42
  9. "Man No Sober" – 4:29
  10. "Dub Marcus Say" (Phonso Martin) – 4:41

Bonus tracks for CD[edit]

  1. "Ravers [12" Version]" - 5:56
  2. "Leggo Beast [12" Version]" - 6:40
  3. "Your House [Dub Version]" - 3:50
  4. "A Who Responsible? [Dub Version]" - 4:00

Personnel[edit]

Steel Pulse
Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Uncompromised Edge of Steel Pulse". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  2. ^ "True Democracy - Steel Pulse | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Steel Pulse". www.robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 7: MUZE. pp. 727–728.CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 669.
  6. ^ "Steel Pulse | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Steel Pulse". Trouser Press. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Steel Pulse". Billboard.
  9. ^ Van Pelt, Carter (1995). "Roots Resurrection". The Beat. 14 (2): 46.
  10. ^ "Billboard's Recommended LPs". Billboard. 94 (21): 65. May 29, 1982.
  11. ^ "Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse at Innsbrook After Hours". Style Weekly.