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Before The Dawn

Buju BantonAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gargamel
  • ASIN: B003Y01JPI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,337 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

BEFORE THE DAWN is the ninth studio album by international reggae icon, Buju Banton. The 10 powerful tracks that comprise this very special project are easily some of the most prophetic songs written by Banton since his extraordinary entry into the music business over twenty years ago. Recorded at the artist's own Gargamel Music studio in Kingston, Jamaica, BEFORE THE DAWN literally pierces the soul with traditional roots, easy rock and especially heartfelt reggae. The album's unofficial anthem, "Innocent" strikes a highly personal chord that will resonate deeply with the longtime Buju fan.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Reggae Album February 2, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Buju Banton knocked a home run with this CD. I have all of Buju Banton albums and to see how he has musically progressed is phenominal. This current studio album is an easy going, ROOTS, ROCK, Reggae... NO need to skip tracks. You can play this CD 1-10 my favorite tracks are Innocent...seems like this track was written about me. Also Try Life and No Smoking At ALL. Its great to have a music artist venture out and not be afraid with what happens...This record by Buju Banton Before the Break of Dawn is on a different level of music. Its not main stream watered down commercial...that currently plays on the radio...!!! Thats the best part...!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVING IT!!! October 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I find it so very difficult to put into words how much I absolutely love this CD. I am a major fan of Buju and love his music, both old and new. However, with this one I find myself drawn closer...its highly recommended...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Rasta Approved! November 1, 2010
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This is one of the Best Buju Ever!! if you don't have it order it ASAP- you won't be let down. This is a true banger! So glad he's out of jail!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Inspirational Message March 24, 2011
By exodus
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Before the Dawn has impacted my life in such a way that I purchase extra copies for my friends. Buju lyrics has prove to me that no one is ever perfect in the eyes of mankind and in this token we just have to do good always even when we are battered and bruised. Can you feel it, we are in this struggle together. Buju Banton lives on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic CD!!! October 7, 2010
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The best conscious reggae CD out this year! The lyrics and riddims is on point in this album. You can see the transformation in Buju Banton. From the time he was in his teen to converting into a Rasta, and being more conscious on life and talking about peace and harmony in his lyrics. But people still trying to cancel his shows and making him unable to feed his family (How Selfish can these people be). There is people all around the world, when they were young they do mischievous things, But as they get older they start to mature and getting into more religious stuff and getting converted. Thats the same thing with Buju when he was younger he sing about the stuff young kids from the street sing about. After when he got converted into a Rasta he stop singing about those type of things. People always try to judge artist about what they talk about in there music but before you judge any artist you should take a careful look into why they made a particular song. For example NWA why did you think they talk about violence and crime in there music! Because that's the things that is happening in there neighborhood that they grew up in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece!!! July 10, 2014
By revtcr
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While we saw glimpses of this Buju since his Til' Shiloh feat, this has got to be his maturation, a majestic effort, indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buju and Bob June 22, 2014
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It is unlikely that anyone will come along focused on Reggae Music who you could justly claim was as talented an artist as Bob Marley. I would sure suggest though that Buju Banton could carry the torch for the genre now that Bob is has moved on. Buju has put out a string of solid and conscious Reggae Music albums and this one is right up there with the best of them. Great musical vibes and great messages. If Buju can get his personal life together, put some discipline behind his musical passion, one day his music could be known to almost as many people as Bob's. One Love and PositiVibes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Buju ever June 10, 2014
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I am a 61-year old white man living in Iowa. In my opinion, Buju Banton is one of the musical greats of our time. From his beginnings as a callow young man in Kingston, singing about sex and violence, to this album full of universal spirituality, Banton's growth as an artist reminds me of the Clash. I think of Buju Banton as the Van Morrison of Jamaica. No one, including Otis Redding, James Brown, or Aretha Franklin ever sang with more soul. Alas, he's in jail until 2019. I cannot wait to hear his post-prison recordings..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Buju Baton
Love this cd. Looking for this cd for sometime now. Very fair prices. Fast shipping. Great selection of music. Two thumbs up.
Published 4 months ago by Louis Turchetti
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT
Published 13 months ago by Karla Cotham
5.0 out of 5 stars tops
Its an album that leaves you wondering how Buju hasn't become as famous as Bob. Best reggae album heard since who knows when.
Published 17 months ago by Ryan McReallyawesome
5.0 out of 5 stars buju never disappoints
Buju is the greatest that sums up how i feel about his music. I been a fan of his since he started singing
Published on September 19, 2012 by Dark Phoenix
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I have most of his albums and this is another great one people really don't buy albums any more but I had too because it really is this good is worth it.
Published on January 29, 2012 by luv2shop
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant classic from Buju
This CD is AMAZING. How he even managed to release this so close to Rasta Got Soul is beyond me, especially considering Buju's latest legal troubles. Read more
Published on December 25, 2010 by Smooth0707
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Buju as an artist and his music from start to finish is...
This album is wonderful. Not only is it everything you would expect from such a talented, seasoned and conscious artist as Buju is but right now it also is so very reflective of... Read more
Published on November 11, 2010 by M. Bogle
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