Album Description"Real Power" is Stitchie's first Gospel album. Refusing to imitate the world, this album reveals a more mature Stitchie with biblically sound lyrics and a powerful ministry. Although certain tracks capture his sound of old, the majority of the album is drastically different from his former projects. "Real Power" captures the energy of a Stitchie concert and the live musicianship far surpasses his computer programmed rhythms of the past. The album was engineered and mixed in the heart of Jamaica by 2000 Grammy Winner and five-time Grammy nominee, Barrington O'Hare. Smooth roots reggae is the foundation of "Real Power." A dash of dancehall, a touch of jazz, and the feel of black gospel combine to create this long-awaited album.
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Studio: Lion of Zion Records
Record Label Lion of Zion Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.2575 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher TONY WHITE MUSIC GROUP
ISBN 555001260X ISBN13 0026297651329 UPC 026297651329
Reviews - What do customers think about Real Power?
2 years later still my number 1 CD Aug 4, 2006
I bought this CD on a trip to Jamaica out of curiousity. The CD cost more than it did in the USA, but I NEVER REGRETED IT. I NEVER got into the beats of Gospel music, as a christian (funny) but when I heard Stitchie's new tunes fused in a modern day beat with spiritual words of enlightenment w/o too much screaming and repetitive tones I was blown away. There was no screaming like kirk Franklin, no older penticostal banging of tamborines, no old catholic tunes to put me in a solemn mood, just rocking, jazz swinging, glorious clean reggae with a powerfull message. 2 years later I love this more than my other CDS, salsa, bangra, R&B, soul, techno, disco, cumbia, Kompa, Soca, Classical Piano, Arabic, etc. nothing in my musical collection is as valued as this CD.
music that impact my heart Dec 31, 2001
sorry but I had to write this in spanish ( I`m form Argentina ): ok, muy buen "roots", melodias que te llegan a los huesos y letras que te impactan en el corazón, simple y directo.
Stitchie's Born-Again Debut! Sep 23, 2000
Reggae, like all forms of music, can get monotonous when one follows the same tried and true patterns over and over again. It's a fine line- the classic Studio One rhythms, for example, can still sound good today if used creatively. To go completely in the other direction, creating from the ground up without regards to what others are doing, usually produces most creative results. That's exactly what Stitchie has done here. Fusing bits of jazz, gospel, soul and rock with the main ingredient of reggae , he's delivered a musical masterpiece. The opening track, "Thank You Lord", is a beautful prayer-like testimony delivered soulfully by Stitchie who is accompanied by angelic background vocals and dubwize production. Check out the bouncy jazz figures that adorn "Shopping" as Stitchie combines singing with chanting in this song about aquiring the things of God, not material things, but wisdom and grace. You can't help but smile when you hear this playful but powerful tune. Live musicianship is prevalent throughout, including Fitzroy Bennett who displays blessed artistry on the guitar. His playing provides so much color and tastefulness throughout that it makes one rethink the function of the reggae guitarist. Though rythmically soild in the traditonal reggae sense, Bennett wails with rocking fervor, for example at the end of "Solid Rock"- very tasteful and powerful. How about that nice little jazz solo on "Shopping"? Another of the many highlights is "Do Them No More" in which Stitchie sings of the born-again experience with lyrics like "I'm a brand new person, brand new life, will do them no more- some things I used to do". At one point in this tune, Stitchie trades vocals licks with Shledon Bernard's flute to joyous effect- very cool! "Cup Of Life" is a sweet, melodic song in which Stitchie sings of his thirst for the Lord. "War" is rock-reggae with soaring backing vocals and rythmic chanting to encourage all Christian soldiers, "whether near or far". It gets so powerful, you wonder if your speakers will be able to handle the shear energy pouring into them! "My Rock" is a gorgeous hymn with a soothing nyabinghi-like pulse and "Give I Strength" has a classic reggae feel yet is done creatively. THIS IS AN AWESOME CD! Give praises unto the Father through His Son Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS CD, I SUGGEST YOU ORDER IT!
AWESOME WORK OF ART ! Jul 30, 2000
The "REAL POWER" Album is one of the best I have seen to date.
TOTALLY SPIRIT LED... AND DEFINITELY A KEEPSAKE.
The Bible Study and all the other feautres on this Album is excellent for all christians who strive to deepen their relationship with God.
I was so inspired to see the quality of work that was put into this album. I am so encouraged whenever I play this CD, and I certainly get a reality check.
"Stitchie", I salute you for allowing yourself to be used by the Lord to produce such an AWESOME WORK OF ART.
STAY HUMBLE AND REMAIN FOCUS ON YOUR MISSION...
EXCELLENT ALBUM AND I STRONGLY RECOMMEND "REAL POWER" TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS.
May the Lord Continue to Bless you and all your future projects.