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Akae Beka & Zion High - Livicated [Vinyl LP]

Before Zero Records

  • £18.90

Format: ZHP0016-V

Catalogue No.: Vinyl LP

Barcode: 706970383395

Release Date: 29th April 2021

Back in stock: 24th June 2021

Genre: World/Reggae (Roots Reggae)

01: Firmness
02: Usward
03: Discreet
04: Livicated
05: Loose the Gates
06: Have Heard
07: Faith
08: Handle Sumptin
09: Eyelidz

Akae Beka's inimitable style, developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings (including 2014 iTunes reggae album of the year BEAUTY FOR ASHES and RIDE TRU). At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known and his quanity is always matched with quality, with his albums consistently featuring in the top 10 on the billboard charts reggae LPs.

This release makes no exception. 5 years on from the original 2016 CD and Digital release which charted at number 6 in the reggae billboard charts, this timeless masterpiece is being re-released on 12" Vinyl and Cassette tape, courtesy of Before Zero Records. Produced by ZIK bassist, JAH David, LIVICATED was Akae Beka's debut release on the Zion High Productions (ZHP) label. The album features solid original riddims composed and arranged by the ZIK family with musical contributions from Aston Barrett Jr. (drums), JAH Bless (horns), Chet Samuel (guitar), and Yami Bolo (melodica). Particularly striking on LIVICATED are the strident, Burning Spear-like horn arrangements and the variety and range of Drew Keys' keyboard voices.

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