Imisi - Visions Of The Father

Thursday 1st January 2004
Imisi - Visions Of The Father
Imisi - Visions Of The Father

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Lion Of Zion 26297132721
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Tonga gospel reggae rules! Knowing nothing about the music of the South Pacific island this debut by three Tongan musos, David Fohe (vocals, keys), Jubilee Fohe (vocals, drums, DJ) and Joel Roberts (vocals) is a revelation. For their oozingly soulful harmonies over billowy percussive reggae tracks conceived by producers Quino (Big Mountain) and Mark Mohr (Christafari) make for one of the finest reggae albums ever. Even when the lyrics are stereotypical (as on “No One Else”) the sheer passion of the singing and belchingly booming bass sweeps the listener along. Particularly outstanding is “Babylon System” with its raga chorus assuring us the guys will “never bow down to no Babylon system” and “Superstar” opener which is a near perfect pop reggae concoction. They pronounce their name “ee-mee-see”. Remember it. You’ll surely be hearing it again.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Superstar [Listen]
2. No One Else [Listen]
3. Always And Forevermore [Listen]
4. Babylon System [Listen]
5. Visions Of The Father Ftg Christafari [Listen]
6. I Love You Lord [Listen]
7. Into Zion [Listen]
8. Go On (The Conflict) [Listen]
9. Blue Skies Ftg Quino Of Big Mountain [Listen]
10. On Your Side [Listen]
11. Best Friend [Listen]
12. Momma [Listen]
13. Everything [Listen]
14. Para Siempre (Always And Forevermore En Espaņol) [Listen]

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