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Revelation Time
Jet Star - Charm (CRCD#129)

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Produced by Clive Hylton & Iauwata Anha Selassie
Arranged by Clive Hylton & Iauwata Anha Selassie
Engineer: Burtie Grant
Released: May, 2000


Track List:
  1. Revelation Intro
  2. Revelation Time
  3. Cheer Up
  4. False Religion
  5. Natty Dreadlocks
  6. Slavery
  7. River Jordan
  8. I Hope To See
  9. Two Failed Man
  10. Jah Gave Us Life
  11. I Am On A Mission
  12. Mighty Race
  13. Africa

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Liner Notes:

Clive Hylton aka Colour Red brings to you the classical and authentic roots, reggae vibration.  Hailing originally from the jamaica countryside he then, from the age of 10, grew up in the tenement yards of kingston during the heyday of reggae music, the 70's where amongst others he rubbed shoulders with artists like The Viceroys, Tony Brevett (former Melodian), Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs and the now late Dennis Emanuel Brown.

During this time he made his first recordings for the legendary producer Lee Perry, The Upsetter.  One of the songs 'Judgment Day' was then released, the other has since remained as a cult anthem among UK roots sound system followers, as an unreleased dublate special for Lloydie Coxson's Cosxon International Sound System.  The Song entitled 'From Creation', a life confirming lyric of reality, consciousness and faith, whcih has often been versioned by artists like Barry Brown and Don Carlos, who scored a sizeable hit with his version in 1984 for producer Blacka Dread and which was re-versioned in 1998 again for Blacka, this time with the original singer Colour Red revitalising his song alongside versions by Don Carlos, Everton Blender, Jr. Reid and others on a modern digital style riddim supplied by the UK's master riddim section Mafia & Fluxy with overdubs by Dean Frasier and mixed in ja. 

Colour Red has taken a backseat for many years now but has been consistently doing his works, sometimes for himself, other times for various producers.  He has also toured and supported many leading artists such as Burning Spear, Johnny Osbourne, Sugar Minott, Earl Sixteen, Jennifer Lara and Macka B.

Right now through the encouragement of engineer Burtie Grant he feels the time is right to step forward in conjunction with Iauwata Anha Selasse MD, a talented keyboardist sought by many professional touring bands.   He has linked with The Disciples, formerly known for their works on the UK dub scene with Jah Shaka.  Together they have produced an inspiring set of songs in a strict roots and culture theme.  As a debut album, this will set a standard for UK roots reggae music, on a par with anything out there... so watch out Luciano, Bushman, Jamali for..... The Colour Red is coming.....

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