Music Reviews

Rising Lion

New Day

Ruff Stuff

In the true spirit of positive vibration comes Rising Lion, with music and a message that, if carried out, could make the world better for all of us.

I have found New Day to be one of the few releases that can be played day or night, regardless of mood or circumstance, and still bring a feeling of peace and happiness. There is no magical sound within, yet the musicians have crafted a beautiful group of songs which Rising Lion, aka Danny Dred, accompanies wonderfully. He has assembled a talented group of background vocalists and horn section to further enhance his group. I do not have much background on RL or his label Ruff Stuff, except I believe this to be his debut CD. I am eager to find out what other talent Ruff Stuff may be promoting. They certainly have a gem in New Day!

Not all of the tracks are “Three Little Birds” poppy – RL has a few that are pure reggae: “Rastaman,” “Lyah Woman,” “Lion Band Sound,” and “Who Feel” simply sound great and make ya move! He includes dubbed up versions of the latter two songs. The remaining tracks are pure and uplifting. I mean, there’s not much left to say with titles like “Rise Up,” “Peace N’ Love,” “Hope Life Treats You Well,” etc. With all the crap in our society bombarding one’s life at any given time, it’s refreshing to have an escape, a temporary sanctuary, in music like this.

I hope Rising Lion will find you, and find you well. Let Jah guide. http://www2.4dcomm.com/russrrr/lion.htm


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