Earth Crisis

Earth Crisis

by Steel Pulse

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Overview

Not quite the landmark that Handsworth Revolution was, Earth Crisis suffers from uneven songwriting and dated, polished production that's sometimes too slick for its own good. What's more, the album is poorly sequenced, placing the weakest cuts, "Steppin' Out" and "Tightrope," at the very beginning. "Throne of Gold," the album's love song, has beautiful lyrics but lacks a truly compelling melody to get them across. After that, the album picks up with a string of superior songs, all of which decry social injustice and have powerful music to back them up, though they occasionally drag on longer than they need to and are saddled with horn and synthesizer parts that sound superfluous. Still, the strength of material in the album's second half definitely proves why Steel Pulse earned their reputation as a top-notch act. Had the songs been more focused, the production less slick, and the album sequenced correctly, Earth Crisis would stand as a watershed album of the '80s. As it stands, it's certainly worth hearing, but probably not the place where newcomers should be introduced to Steel Pulse's talents.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596031523
catalogNumber: 60315

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steel Pulse   Primary Artist
Selwyn Brown   Keyboards,Vocals
Jimmy "Senyah" Haynes   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
David Hinds   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Vox Organ
Alphonso Martin   Percussion,Vocals
Ronnie McQueen   Bass,Bass Guitar
Steve Nisbett   Percussion,Drums
Carl Atkins   Saxophone
Jimmy Haynes   Bass,Guitar
Stevie "Grizzly" Nesbitt   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Steel Pulse   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy "Senyah" Haynes   Arranger,Producer
David Hinds   Composer
Del Newman   Producer
Neville Garrick   Art Direction
Jimmy Haynes   Producer
Mike Morongell   Engineer
Dave Lester   Engineer
Richard Bailey   Contributor

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Earth Crisis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beside the original Wailers - Marley/Tosh/Wailer, this is the only band that could be considered groundbreaking or really innovative in the cluttered field of reggae. Utterly original and timeless music that transcends genres. Elite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Possibly...definately their best album to date...every song it gooooood!