Tuesday, July 17, 2012
JImmy Cliff's New Album "Rebirth" Released Today
The legendary Jimmy Cliff's full-length follow-up to last year’s Sacred Fire EP was released today! The entire album is available for streaming on Rolling Stone. The lead single, “One More”, is also available as a free download through Cliff’s website.
Produced by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, Rebirth mixes 10 original vintage-sounding ska and reggae tracks with covers of The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton” and Rancid’s “Ruby Soho”.
Cliff has been a busy man this year and backed by Armstrong and the Engine Room, has performed at Coachella and sat in with both Paul Simon and the E Street Band. Reviews of the album from the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and NPR have been mostly positive.
Check out Cliff performing "One More" and "World Upside Down" from "Rebirth" on "Later With Jools Holland" in the UK.