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You've Got the Power

Third WorldAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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One of the most popular reggae bands in the world, Third World is also the most enduring. Jamaica's longest-running self-contained band (only The Wailers existed when Third World was formed in 1973), the group has not only been hailed as the "reggae ambassador" but is often credited as the first reggae act to incorporate funk, Philly soul, hip-hop, South African township music, ... Read more in Amazon's Third World Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000025PB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Try Jah Love
2. Ride On
3. You're Playing Us Too Close
4. Before You Make Your Move (Melt With Everyone)
5. Jah, Jah Children Moving Up
6. You've Got The Power (To Make A Change)
7. Inna Time Like This
8. I Wake Up Cryin'
9. Low Key-Jammin'

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A watershed moment January 23, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is Third World's most significant transitional album. A wonderful example of how 2nd generation "Soul" music could relate and expand on what was happening in the reggae world mere months after the death of Bob Marley. While not as tight and passionate as Steel Pulse's "Earth Crisis," this is a wonderful album that speaks directly to the state of roots reggae at the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INNA TIME LIKE THIS .... shine like a blazing fire... February 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Third World Shines like a blazing fire;;; listening to them, they seemed to be the clean cut Reggae band, never seeming to mention ganja; always being upbeat; even in their sadder songs, maybe at times, this makes it "appear" superficial, not covering say, dire stoic topics like Uhuru yet, as I listened to them, in Las Cruces New Mexico;
maybe POSITIVE VIBRATION is what it is about too.... this album rocks? soul, I suppose and reggae but it rocks too.
This album, "You've Got the Power" and the previous, "Rock the World" to me, seem to go together well, while "Sense of Purpose", the following, isn't my cup of tea much at all; not like these 2 which I see, as Masterpieces:
Mellow, talented; Third world, what, it's like there is about 9 of them, guy, Cat, who has by coincidence a cat in the hat hat, back then, they all have clear eyes and white smiles; Ruggs, seems to be equally in charge as well;
Seems with 3rd World, a good way to analyze, are to list the stellar, outstanding, overstanding songs: Hence:
"Try Jah Love", the opening, is just short of highest status, I give to 3rd World songs;
"Ride On Jah Children", the 2nd track, is one of Third Worlds top songs, so many though, but it is excellent, "C'mon and pack your things, children, Zion is waiting."
"You're Playing us to close", makes good social commentary; and in some cases, it is okay, at interlude, some sermonizing goes on,
" Now when I was just a little boy my grandfather
use to say to me, "Brother B, trust no shadow
after dark... "It's not till I grew to be a man that
I understand what the old brother was talking
additionally, goes without saying, nice use of keyboards by 3rd World.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You've Got The Power" Reggae CD July 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
It is one of Third World best albums. It is solid. Not one bad song. Beautiful really. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medicine to my Soul!! January 26, 2013
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This album is a treasure. You will never hear nothing like this again. we r n a cycle of spiritual awakening. Third World was right on it! Im glade 2 have my own copy. Its a spirit charge for the spiritual. Sony knew that but its toooo late. The gods has risen!!!CD MUST HAVE!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ygtp July 9, 2014
By Dmtembo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was the pinnacle of reggae music from TW.They could only go down after this.The beat is serious and groovy.
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