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On the Right Track by The Skatalites

Why Buy A On the Right Track by The Skatalites?
Without the killer grooves and syncopated horn blasts of the always wonderful Skatalites, life on this planet would be a far duller thing. — L.A. Daily News The Skatalites are Jamaicas answer to the Motown house band and Booker T. & The MGs combined. — Rolling Stone The Skatalites took influences from jazz, calypso and US rhythm `n blues to help create the sound that dominated Jamaican sixties music … This is a must have album for anyone interested in Jamaican music and a great introduction for those who wish to learn. — BBC.co.uk More than a band, The Skatalites were and are an institution, an aggregation of top-notch musicians who didnt merely define the sound of Jamaica, they were the sound of Jamaica across the 50s and 60s. — All Music Guide The second wave of ska produced some good bands and some great music, the third wave fewer, but if you want to really hear the music played with respect for its deepest roots, you need to go to the source, and that is undoubtedly The Skatalites … The band is more musically sophisticated than many of its contemporaries were and than pretty much all of its present day imitators are. — PopMatters

Recorded in Byron Bay in 2006, On the Right Track mixes the coastal island vibes of Australias and Jamaicas hippest towns with a heavy jazz influence. Among a myriad of reissues and compilations, this album stands out as having the best new original material on an international Skatalites release since 1964. Studio sessions were held in the style of a classic jazz session, much like the one-take upbringing Studio 1 provided the group in the early days. From the late 50s into the 60s, The Skatalites transcended popular music, introducing and defining Jamaican music and culture to the world. Combining the best of American boogie-woogie with R&B, jazz, and big band swing, The Skatalites created the up-tempo syncopated island beat dubbed ska, which evolved into rocksteady and reggae. The original backing band for Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Toots & The Maytals, these two-time Grammy nominees have toured extensively worldwide since the 80s.

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Great introduction to The Skatalites
This is the first Skatalites album I bought, and I think it’s a great way to get into their sound. Now that I know a little more about these amazing musicians, and after hearing most of their classic 60′s records, I find this album their best since their reformation, in the 80′s.
I agree with the last review, these songs are really true to their ska roots, plus you won’t get the poor sound quality of the 60′s recordings. It’s well recorded, now you can in fact hear the bass lines and the terrific job by Lloyd Knibb on the drums. This senior citizen never got the recognition he deserves for inventing the SKA beat, which is the same beat as the reggae beat, the reggae drummers just slowed it down. I was lucky enough to see him play 2 weeks ago, with the reformed Skatalites.
The tracks sung by Doreen Shaffer are the icing on the cake.
Buy it!

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Permanent Waves by Rush

Why Buy A Permanent Waves by Rush?
One of Rushs finest moments, second only to Moving Pictures. This album includes two classic songs, The Spirit of Radio (which has one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in all of rock) and Freewill. Theres also the epic-feeling Jacobs Ladder, as well as Entre Nous, a sort of intellectual love song (if such a thing can be said to exist). The introspective Different Strings and the anthemic Natural Science (which clocks in at over nine minutes) close the album. Though there are only six songs on Permanent Waves, its enough; the material is rich enough that more of it would be like overdosing on chocolate. — Genevieve Williams

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Rush are, without any doubt, one of the best progressive rock bands ever to exist. I saw these guys 5 times and I think the tour for this disc was the last time. I can tell you there is no studio trickery with these guys, they are the real deal onstage. I’m sure quite a few people are familiar with the song Spirit of Radio and maybe Freewill but don’t overlook Entre Nous and one of my favorites, Natural Science. These guys are just top notch musicians and there are enough great twists and turns to satisfy any prog rock fan. I think the buffoons that run the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be ashamed of themselves for not yet inducting Rush. Oh, they have no problem inducting a RAP act but not a great progressive rock band like Rush. Can you say c-l-u-e-l-e-s-s!
Get this disc, as other reviewers have noted it’s definitely one of their best.

The Spirit of Rush
OK, most of you have heard the song “The Spirit of Radio” and probably also the song “Freewill”. They both are amazing and were important songs for Rush. Their commercial success starts from this album – still I have to notice that their first albums were powerful too – especially “2112″ and “A Farewell to Kings”. Well, this album is not as progressive as their earlier ones – I mean that there’s no 20-minute songs. The longest track in this album is the closing track “Natural Science” which is 9 minutes 16 seconds. It is enough said that all the tracks in this album are great songs, and great also when they are played live. This album should be in every Rush fan’s top5!
Stars: Freewill, The Spirit of Radio, Natural Science

MFSL Hits a Homerun
The MFSL version of Permanent Waves smokes the latest remaster by Mercury. This was desperately needed since the Mercury remaster was flat. MFSL’s version isn’t as muddy, as it has more punch and transparency.

On a negative note: When I buy music, it’s a lifetime investment, so I don’t care for the cardboard gatefolds that Mobile Fidelity has moved to. They will wear over time, where if they used jewel cases, I could simply replace the scuffed and scratched jewel case.

Definately one of Rush’s best albums
I have really started to become a big fan of Rush lately. They are simply without question one of the best, and I DO mean one of the best progressive rock bands ever, and they’re also in my opinion the best rock band to come out of Canada. Their seventh full length release from 1980 Permanent Waves is an amazingly brilliant prog/rock masterpiece, and it’s definately one of Rush’s best albums as well. I’ve really been listening to this album alot lately ever since I got it a little while back, and it has really become one of my favorite classic/progressive rock cds as of late, and even though I love metal, but I’ve also been a sucker for good classic rock, and Rush are truly one of a kind. With Terry Brown once again producing, Permanent Waves showcases Rush mixing their brand of progressive/hard rock with a more radio-friendly style, and the results are just excellent. They’ve also drifted away from the sci-fi/fantasy lyrical themes (that were present on “A Farewell to Kings” and “Hemispheres”) and moved to more human related topics as well. This album is practically short, being only 35 minutes, and there are only six songs, but they’re all excellent and worth mentioning of course with the acceptions of the two popular singles “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill”, and longer proggish cuts “Jacobs Ladder” and “Natural Science”. Frontman Geddy Lee is an awesome vocalist, and while he does sing at lower ranges on here, but he still has that unique high range especially on “The Spirit of Radio” and “Natural Science”. He’s also an amazing bassist as well, his basslines are just clean, sharp and downright awesome throughout. The guitarwork of Alex Lifeson is awesome as well. His riffs are just fantastic and his solos are excellent especially on “Freewill” which features one of his most memorable solos ever. Neil Peart’s drumming is just amazing and powerful, and his lyrics are simply brilliant and very intellegent as well. He is truly one of rock’s all time best and most legendary drummers, and he’s also a true lyrical genius too.

Now here’s a look at the songs.

Kicking off Permanent Waves is the highly energetic and ever-so popular radio hit “The Spirit of Radio” which lyrically deals with of course the radio, and it’s effect on us music listeners. This song is truly one of Rush’s most popular songs and one of my favorites by them as well. This song features some of the most recognizable guitar riffs in all of rock. The chorus is very catchy and memorable, and I also like that line from the second verse “ONE LIKES TO BELIEVE IN THE FREEDOM OF MUSIC”. There’s also a cool reggae part, as well as an awesome screaming guitar solo by Alex. Next up, we have “Freewill” which is another popular radio cut that deals with personal beliefs, and the consequences of them whether they’re positive or negative. There’s also that awesome, whirling guitar solo by Alex around 3:14, and as I mentioned before it’s one of Alex’s most memorable solos that he’s ever done, and the chorus is just great too. Track three “Jacobs Ladder” is a 7 minute epic and mysteriously atmospheric prog-rocker, and one of the more proggish songs on the album that is highlighted by an awesome, steady melodic guitar solo by Alex, along with unbreakable walls of fierce, crunching riffs, and there’s also a bizzare yet awesomely atmospheric synthesizer piece from Geddy in the middle. This song has really become one of my favorite Rush songs lately, it’s just simply awesome, no questions asked. Track four “Entre Nous” is an awesome intellectual-oriented ballad that features subtle, yet commanding singing vocals by Geddy, and nice catchy melodic guitarwork by Alex including some great riffs in the verses, as well as some nice synth parts. The chorus is very nice and melodic with some nice acoustic guitars backing it up. “Different Strings” is a nice acoustic ballad (which is much more softer than the previous track) that features some guest piano from the band’s long-time cover artist Hugh Syme, and finally we come to the epic 9 minute closer “Natural Science” which is written in three sections: “Tide Pools”, “Hyperspace” and “Permanent Waves”. Lyrically, “Natural Science” mostly deals with nature and the environment. I like how the song starts out with the sound of a calm ocean tide, and then it’s followed by nice acoustic guitar section, before breaking into serious hard rocking territory with an assault of frantic, crunching guitar riffs (as well as some great soloing by Alex) pounding basslines, powerful drumming, and commanding vocals that will immediately grab your attention, until the song ends with a full ocean tide. This song is without question an epic prog-rocker, and definately one of the most epic songs that Rush have written.

Favorite Songs: ALL OF THEM OF COURSE!!

All in all, Permanent Waves is without a doubt an epic classic/progressive rock masterpiece that is truly one of Rush’s best albums in their catalogue. This album is an absolute must have for every single Rush fan young or old. I also recommend “Moving Pictures”, “A Farewell to Kings”, “Hemispheres” and even “2112″ as well. Do yourself a favor, buy this album now, and experience the freedom of music, Rush Style!!

Just bought for the 10th time- Of course 5 stars
I bought the album when it first came out in 80′ and have bought many cassettes and cd’s throughout the years from wear and tear and I just downloaded again for my new computer.

This CD is requirement for my music collection. I am not a huge RUSH fan but the music on Permanent Waves sounds too good for mere mortals too create. This album will be looked at many years down the road much like Bach and Bethoven is right now.

Every Track Is Great — The whole album builds until the last great track–Natural Science.

The only downside is only 6 songs, but thier all great so who cares.

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