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Burning Spear - Reggae Greats FLAC album

Performer: Burning Spear
Genre: Reggae
Title: Reggae Greats
Country: US
Released: 1985
Style: Roots Reggae
FLAC version ZIP size: 1665 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1798 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1623 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 344
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Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists to emerge from the 1970s. Winston Rodney was born in Saint Ann's Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica. Reggae Greats is a best of album by reggae artist Burning Spear. The album is subtitled "Best of the Island Years 1975-1978" and was released in 1984.

Reggae Greats may refer to: Island Reggae Greats, a series of reggae compilation albums. Reggae Greats (Burning Spear album), 1984. Reggae Greats: Lee "Scratch" Perry. Privacy Terms of Use Contact About.

Resistance is a studio album by Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear. It was released in 1985 through Heartbeat Records, making it the artist's first release for the label. Recording sessions took place at Tuff Gong Recording Studio in Kingston, horns on "Jah Feeling" and "Mek We Yadd" were recorded at Aquarius Studios Kingston. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards. All tracks written by Winston Rodney, except track 4 written with Noel Hamil.

Burning Spear has won two Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album; one at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000 for Calling Rastafari, and one for 2009's Jah Is Real. He has been nominated for a total of 12 Grammy Awards. Nominations for Best Reggae Album: 1986 Resistance 1988 People of the World 1990 Live in Paris Zenith '88 1991 Mek We Dweet 1994 The World Should Know 1996 Rasta Business 1998 Appointment with His Majesty 2000 Calling Rastafari 2004 Free Man 2005 Our Music 2008 The Burning Spear Experience 2008 Jah Is Real.

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Although Reggae Greats would eventually be supplanted in the mid-'90s by Island's two-CD set Chant Down Babylon: The Island Anthology, until that point this compilation, along with Harder Than the Best, remained the best roundup of classic Burning Spear material from the roots era. Harder was originally released by Island in 1979, and annoyingly, when Reggae Greats followed five years later, it duplicated six of the earlier set's tracks. Marketing was mercenary even back in the "good old days. As to be expected, both sets drew exclusively from Spear's first four.

Burning Spear's profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. A true living legend with nearly four decades in the music business, Burning Spear (born Winston Rodney) From the parish of St Ann. 25K 57,719. Laurelton, NY. Burningspear. Top 8. Top Tracks, View All.


1 Door Peep 2:36
2 Slavery Days 3:23
3 Lion 3:09
4 Black Disciples 4:21
5 Man In The Hills 3:53
6 Tradition 3:25
7 Throw Down Your Arms 3:59
8 Social Living 2:55
9 Marcus Garvey 3:21
10 Dry & Heavy 3:27
11 Black Wa-Da-Da (Invasion) 3:49
12 The Sun 3:41

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram


  • Producer – Karl Pitterson (tracks: 8), Jack Ruby* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 9, 11), W. Rodney* (tracks: 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)
  • Written-By – C. Paisley* (tracks: 11), D. Hines* (tracks: 6), Taylor* (tracks: 12), P. Fullwood* (tracks: 2, 11, 12), R. Willington* (tracks: 6), W. Rodney*


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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 48704 9

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MLPS 9785 Burning Spear Reggae Greats ‎(LP, Comp) Mango MLPS 9785 US 1984
CID RG 5, CIDRG 5 Burning Spear Reggae Greats ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Mango, Mango CID RG 5, CIDRG 5 Europe Unknown
062-VG IRG 5 Burning Spear Reggae Greats ‎(LP, Comp) Island Records 062-VG IRG 5 Greece 1985
IMCD 5 Burning Spear Reggae Greats ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Island IMCD 5 Europe Unknown
824 870-2 Burning Spear Reggae Greats ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records 824 870-2 Europe 1992