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Article ID LP-15038
Format LP
Artist Akae Beka
Title Beauty For Ashes
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Akae Beka A Reminder
2 MP3 sample Akae Beka When Jah Arise ft Lutan Fyah
3 MP3 sample Akae Beka Same Boat We
4 MP3 sample Akae Beka Beauty For Ashes
5 MP3 sample Akae Beka Betterment Mouth
6 MP3 sample Akae Beka Same I Ah One ft Pressure
7 MP3 sample Akae Beka Holy Mountain
8 MP3 sample Akae Beka All I's On You
9 MP3 sample Akae Beka Weather The Storm ft Ras Batch
10 MP3 sample Akae Beka A Healing
Style(s) Reggae
Label I Grade/Below Zero IGBZRLP004
Year 2022
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks from 2014, never released on vinyl before
Akae Beka's inimitable style of rich, deep, multi-layered songwriting, uncompromising devotion to RasTafari and soulful healing melodies developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings. At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known.

The stellar production trinity that is Zion I Kings have been involved collectively and individually in creating some of the most highly regarded contributions to the vast Akae Beka catalogue. Beauty For Ashes was not only a contender for the best reggae album of 2014, it was the most popular, most played, and most purchased reggae album of the year according to iTunes. A monumental achievement for undiluted, uncompromising RasTafari roots reggae music this side of the millennium. Two of the LP’s tracks, Weather the Storm and Same I Ah One, have been catapulted into global notoriety in part due to the viral success of the YouTube video of the ‘Dub in the Rainforest’ session organised in St. Croix by Tippy I in 2014. The video offered an unparalleled audio visual insight of the powerful, captivating, energy of Vaughn Benjamin, Pressure Buss Pipe, Ras Batch, and many of the bredrin and sisterin of St. Croix rallying around the I Grade Dub living dub experience.

Following 8 years of anxious anticipation, for the countless Akae Beka fans that are also vinyl connoisseurs, this LP is now being released on as a 12" vinyl LP courtesy of Before Zero Records. This offers the listener not only the chance to enjoy this LP in an analogue form, but also the chance to hold the artwork as a 12" square masterpiece, created by the hands of Ras Marcus, the artist who gave the powerful visual presence that became synonymous to much of the I Grade / Akae Beka works over the years.
Price EUR 19.66
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