Various Artists Bob Marley and the Wailers: Roots, Rock, Remixed
- Words: Daniel Siwek
- Label: Quango
Roots, Rock, Remixed is hardly the first attempt at remixing of Bob Marley's classics. But even the most reputable of producers (Bill Laswell for one) have had trouble stepping up to bat, so this collection will likely be greeted with a bit of suspicion. With a decent-enough track selection, Remixed offers some standards without being too cheesy; Afrodisiac Sound System provides the handclap riddim remix to "Soul Shakedown Party," while DJ Spooky turns out a not-so-illbient version of "Rainbow Country." Jimpster ups the tempo with a deep house version of the Peter Tosh-penned "400 Years," and does the most to recontextualize the source, but Cordovan's mellow closer, "One Love," seems to lack Rasta power.
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