The Gladiators

Once Upon a Time in Jamaica

UTOPIA004
Release Notes
  • Pressed on vinyl

A true melodic sensitivity inspires these gladiators. Moreover, the emotional voice of Albert Griffiths singing the faith in Jah brings an irresistible strength (“Wicked Man”). There is also a natural cheerfulness, almost like a vital breath, which inspires hope and joy of living. “Good Good Loving”, with its happy choruses, its frivolous guitar, makes you instantly smile.

This album fits very naturally in a roots genre because the authors are among those who created the genre, and when they sing “Unite”, we are craving to join them.