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Wyclef Jean presents The Carnival featuring Refugee Allstars

Wyclef Jean presents The Carnival featuring Refugee Allstars

June 24, 1997

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Ruffhouse/Columbia
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:13:52
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  • ASIN: B0013D6QE2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,090 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Every song is thoughtful and gets my body moving.
William L. Bowen
Overall this is a good solo cd from wyclef and I think he did good even though he had a lot of guests.
I.B.
I've probably listened to the whole CD 50 times and I still find new things in it.
Notorious JC

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A fan on June 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am not a fan of rap or hip-hop music. I like a wide range of music--Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Bob Marley, Coldplay, The Cure, The Who, Beastie Boys, Janis Joplin, etc.

Wyclef's updated version of "Stayin' Alive" was so catchy, so addictive, and so fresh that it made me want to buy the CD. I'm so glad I did.

Before buying this CD, I thought Wyclef Jean was a rap or hip artist. But in this CD, Wyclef Jean transcends musical categories. He fuses together reggae, Caribbean music, rap, hip-hop, and other genres. His music is funky, political, and soulful. The CD contains ballads, unique instrumental blends, raps, and dance-your-ass off tunes.

Although I don't speak Creole (Haitian Creole), his songs in Creole have beautiful melodies and vocal accompaniments.

The lyrics are brilliant. He sings about political strife in Haiti: famine, gunfire, revenge, and Haitians immigrating to the USA by sea in rafts. And some of his lyrics aren't profound, but funky and fun.

I bought this CD four or five years ago, and still love it. I pull it out every month or two. Each time I re-play the CD, it kicks ass as much as it did the first time I listened to it. The CD is an old friend. It's evolved. I've smoked [...] while listening to the CD, roadtripped to it, danced to it, worked out to it, and just simply listened to it alone or with friends while chilling out in the living room.

It is a great CD and Wyclef is a fabulous artist. Unlike a lot of other artists, he has something to say, and he sings it well.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1998
Format: Audio CD
For those of you who liked the Refugees first couple of albums, this album is great! Wyclef's songs are all great from beginning to the end, and the short interludes are funny. The first 21 songs (with the exception of track 13) are in english and it's sort of a hip-hop funky style of music in which his Refugee All Stars play. Tracks 13, 22-24 are in Haitian Creole which i thought to be really cool to listen to. Overall I think this album is a great buy and it of course includes his trademark songs of "We tryin' to stay Alive", "Guantanamera", and "Gone till November." (Sorry, you have to buy the CD single in order to get his different "rap" version). I don't recommend listening to just his popular songs which many people do because if you listen to some of his other songs, they're really great! Now all you have to do is buy it and let your ears do all the work!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Caslow on October 23, 2004
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This LP is seven years old ya'll. I still listen to it. It's one of those CD's that you just can't let dust collect on. Wyclef may not be the best lyricist, or even have the best flow, but it's the whole package he presents in this LP that brings it all together. The beats are tight, the guest appearances are tasteful, and hey even the jokes and skits are funny. Gone till November rightfully won awards. We tryin' to stay alive was fun as hell. But the other tracks on there are what makes the album worth buying. Don't sleep ya'll. Amazing.

Best tracks:

Gone till November, Tryin to stay alive, Guantanamera, and Year of the Dragon (Lauryn Hill is Viscous on that joint)

Enjoy
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alberto Vargas VINE VOICE on December 11, 2005
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Solid five stars. There are so many solid songs on this album, it is just unbelievable.

Some background: I have cherished the Fugees' album The Score as one of the greatest musical achievements of pop music. Unfortunately, the Fugees broke up, and Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill branched off into solo careers. The brightest example of that Fugees heritage is this very album. If you have not heard Fugees, you should get The Score, it preps you for this masterpiece.

The lyrics and the beats are super tight. The interlude skits will be familiar to Fugees fans. While the Fugees were a little more laid back and emphasized mellody over beats, here rhythm is the king.

I will not get into the specific songs etc because others have commented already. This is an amazing album, and Wyclef puts most other rappers to shame with this gem. You ought to hear this.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By I.B. on May 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This cd from wyclef is a good cd. I had this from a while back and it's still good. Fans and Non-fans of the fugges should check this out because it's a couple people on this u might not know is on. People like lauryn Hill, John forte, pras, G+B(the product), Jeeni fujita and others help to keep it hot. Check for Jeeni fujita in the future...shes about to blow up. The cd starts off with a intro skit that sounds like a commercial for a movie. All the skits are funny and they play through this cd like a movie. All the skits are in court and are about wyclef proving that hes good and not a "Playa", "Thug", etc. The best tracks here are: 2,3,5,7,9(This one is tight and should have been a single),10(another tight one. This is a true story if u listen close to the lyrics),13(This song is in french and has Lauryn Hill singing a tight verse and if u listen to the whole song u learn what it means at the end. lauryn explains in english), This is a cool slow jam with Aaron neville,18(Classic party jam mixing old school with the new).
Overall this is a good solo cd from wyclef and I think he did good even though he had a lot of guests. The guests don't over shadow him and by the time your done you will know something about where he is from. Lauryn and Wyclef did good and are still doing good solo. I don't know if pras will ever get to their level. It would be good to see the fugees reunite but since they all are at different levels now..I guess it's history. Check out wyclefs new one coming out in June, but until then this is something to listen to. he might suprise you with a couple cuts here because he mixes it all up slow jam, fast, hip-hop , reggae and everything.
If u never been to a carnival, then here is a good start.
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