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Ben Okafor – Generation

  • Release date: 2006-07-17
  • Label: Plankton
  • Catalog #: PCDN 159

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  1. 1

    Sanctify My Soul Click to preview

  2. 2

    Generation Click to preview

  3. 3

    Shadows Click to preview

  4. 4

    Tell Me Why Click to preview

Track Listing

1. She Said
2. Shadows
3. Love Train
4. Sanctify My Soul
5. Call Me
6. Living In A Suitcase
7. Generation
8. Go See

9. Be My Brother
10. Susan
11. Sweet Lady
12. Hear This Voice
13. This Is My Life
14. Tell Me Why
15. God s World (Do The Right Thing)

Album Description

A deserved re-release of Ben s monumental 1992 masterpiece. This edition is remastered and features newly recorded versions of 3 songs that were originally recorded just after the Generation sessions but until now have been unavailable in any form.

Album Reviews

Despite growing up as a Kalashnikov-carrying teenager in war torn Nigeria, Ben later found himself working hard as a peace campaigner alongside Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa. On moving to the Midlands in the late 1980s Ben recorded a string of excellent albums which borrowed heavily on the influences of his favourite artists – Jimmy Cliff, James Brown and most notably Bob Marley And The Wailers – and benefited mightily from the production talents of Bob Lamb, who produced several of UB40s early releases. Despite being recorded in the late ’80s and early ’90s this remastered re-issue of his 1992 release still sounds totally fresh and relevant as do the three new recordings which fit seamlessly into the mood- Cross Rhythms