Prince Far I Silver & Gold: 1973-1979
- Words: Jesse Serwer
- Label: Blood and Fire
From the infinite vaults of UK reissues giant Blood and Fire, Silver & Gold collects rare dubs and versions from Prince Far I‘s golden years, recorded primarily for his own Cry Tuff label. If you know Far I, you know the story: gruff, gravelly stream-of-consciousness toasting that, despite its often arrythmic qualities, was always intrinsically musical. "The Voice of Thunder" truly was the king of the deejays, as tracks like the "Let Jah Arise," a bass-heavy production by Enos McLeod, and "Jah Dub Version" ("Cesar, Cesar Marrero, you know that man Cesar?") will attest. There‘s nothing particularly noteworthy to recommend Silver over any previous Far I collection, but it‘s a solid addition nonetheless.
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