Sizzla is very prolific, even by Jamaican standards. Since 1995, he released over 30 albums and most likely over 400 singles. With such an enormous output, fans often complain about the mediocricity of many of the material, yet Sizzla again and again manages to surprise his listeners with a quality album after a few mediocre ones.
- Freedom Cry is another brilliant lyrical performance by Sizzla and the production at first leaves you wondering.but after a few listens it's almost an album you can hear straight through. The beats suit Sizzla well and the different mood of this album might make it his best ever.
- They achieved great renown for their excellent version of The Beatles song 'Cry Baby Cry' on their second album Freedom At Last. Further lineup changes occurred before the band finally splintered in 1972, with Harrison going on to Snafu (6).
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|Released||June 20, 1995|
|Deep Forest chronology|
Boheme is the second album of the French duo Deep Forest, released in 35 countries. It mainly sampled Eastern Europeangypsy songs (i.e. the Bohemians, hence the name of the album) with electronic music. Hit singles included 'Marta's Song' (featuring Márta Sebestyén) and 'Freedom Cry'. The album became the duo's most successful one, selling over 4 million copies, receiving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards in 15 countries and winning the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album .
The song 'Freedom Cry' caused controversy when it was revealed that the singer, Károly Rostás ('Huttyán'), never received any monetary compensation from the song, and neither did his family after he died in 1986. His singing, archived by Claude Flagel, was sampled by Deep Forest. Flagel allegedly paid Huttyán 1500 forints for the recording. The case was later documented in a movie entitled Huttyán, released in 1996.The Gypsy relatives did succeed to some extent to get money from Deep Forest.
Sizzla Freedom Cry Album
- 'Anasthasia' – 1:48
- 'Bohemian Ballet' – 5:15
- 'Marta's Song' (feat. Márta Sebestyén) – 4:13
- 'Gathering' – 4:39
- 'Lament' – 3:09
- 'Bulgarian Melody' (feat. Márta Sebestyén) – 3:09
- 'Deep Folk Song' – 1:13
- 'Freedom Cry' (feat. Károly Rostás) – 3:17
- 'Twosome' (feat. Márta Sebestyén) – 4:06
- 'Cafe Europa' – 4:17
- 'Katharina' – 2:53
- 'Boheme' – 4:37
- 'While the Earth Sleeps' (European Edition Bonus Track, feat. Peter Gabriel) – 6:23
Much like Deep Forest's debut album, Boheme is a combination of club music and worldbeat. While the album is certainly danceable, it works better as trance-inducing mood music, although it isn't quite as consistent as the debut.
Cry Freedom Album
A beautiful, radical fusion can be found on Deep Forest's latest release, Boheme (550/Sony). Their previous record also concentrated on the indigenous pygmies of central Africa. This one takes a great deal of inspiration from Eastern Europe as well. It heavily samples Marta Sebestyen (late of Muzsikas) and they actually have her sing one track to order. These guys have taken the art of the remix to a new plateau. As the acid jazz group United Future Organization does in its milieu, Deep Forest takes elements from non-Western music. Through studio alchemy, they create something original enough that they can get away with calling it their own.
Certifications and sales
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||15,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- ^Allmusic review
- ^Huttyán ([email protected])
- ^Hungarian newspaper articles:1,2Archived 2011-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ abDeep Forest: Bohême
- ^'French album certifications – Deep Forest – Boheme' (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- ^'New Zealand album certifications – Deep Forest – Boheme'. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- ^'Polish album certifications – Deep Forest – Boheme' (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- ^'British album certifications – Deep Forest – Boheme'. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 June 2019.Select albums in the Format field.Select Silver in the Certification field.Type Boheme in the 'Search BPI Awards' field and then press Enter.
- Details and lyrical translations from Boheme
Sitar Meets Guitar
World Fusion and Live Looping
“Ragas to Reggae: Sitar Meets Guitar in World Fusion and Live Looping”
After 17 years of sitar study and festival performances around the world, Prosad’s one-man show features guitar, sitar, Indian flute, didgeridoo and lead vocals with layered harmonies. From lush soundscapes, to contagious reggae grooves and inspiring lyrics, Prosad loops everything live and takes you on a journey of the soul.
For Prosad, life in music is international, spiritual and full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.
Inspired by legends like George Harrison, Prosad seeks to create a spiritual vibration in the mainstream music of his generation by blending Indian instruments with the western influences of rock, reggae, folk and blues.
On stage, Prosad is far outnumbered by his musical instruments but he brings them all together with looping: recording guitar, bass, sitar, flute, didgeridoo and more while soloing and singing over his spontaneous creations. He has performed in New Zealand, Australia, India, Holland, Paris, Portugal, Italy, Hawaii and many other countries.
A career highlight was performing in a stadium of 50,000 people at the Dhaka International Folk Festival in Bangladesh. The next day in the hotel, people were humming his melodies. During his travels, Prosad has collaborated with great artists like Grammy Award winner Chris Berry, Australian legend Xavier Rudd (on his album Spirit Bird) and many others.
He’s been called “the Jimi Hendrix of electric sitar” and the “Jason Mraz of reggae”. In his latest album, Prosad concentrates on combining all of his eclectic musical passions – mixing electric sitar with reggae and world music, creating a unique style that stretches the boundaries of musical genre. Artists like the Beatles, Bob Marley and Trevor Hall have each influenced his song writing. All of these musicians have successfully shared a spiritual message through their music and reached the mainstream. Prosad is here to do the same. With the addition of fifteen years of sitar study and inspired by the twenty plus years he spent studying with his spiritual teacher from the Himalayas, Prosad has a unique style of music and wisdom to share. “We create our own reality and we can manifest our dream-world together as one human family”. Contagious and uplifting: That’s Prosad’s vibe.