29 May 2014
Third World, One Of The Biggest Crossover Successes In Reggae Music, Returns With A Salute To The Hits Of Our Time!
Under The Magic Sun, An Incredible New Studio Album Featuring Superb And Inventive Versions Of Pop/Rock Classics To See Release June 10th On Cleopatra Records!
Los Angeles, CA – "Strictly a reggae band, no. Definitely a reggae band, yes." So said Bunny Rugs about his band, the legendary Third World. While the band formed in 1973, and developed during the golden era of Jamaican roots reggae, they were never myopic in their musical vision. Third World have also incorporated folk-pop, hard rock, bossa nova, rap, light pop-jazz, doo-wop and calypso into their songs over the years. Their style has been described as reggae fusion. Under The Magic Sun contains Third World’s interpretations of classic hit songs such as Bread’s “Everything I Own,” REO Speedwagon’s “I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore,” CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” and more. Also included are new versions of the band’s own previous hits “96 Degrees” “Try Jah Love” & “Now That We Found Love.”
In their own words now about this project, let’s turn to the members of Third World.
"We are very passionate about livicating this album to our dear brother Bunny Rugs who we lost in early 2014. He was recording with us during the beginning of the project but took ill midstream. We know he would be proud of this collection of Billboard Classics. This is the first album we have ever recorded that features 4 different lead vocalists in the group - Bunny Rugs, AJ Brown, Cat Coore and Maurice Gregory all share lead vocals on the project."
"The Under the Magic Sun project is by far the most interesting project I personally and Third World collectively have done for many years. Revisiting these great songs was a pleasure and an honor and I sincerely believe we will be successful with this Cleopatra Records project. "
"This Cleopatra album is a monster. Not only am I a musician, singer and producer on the project but I'm a fan of the Under the Magic Sun album. Taking these classics and putting that twist and the Third World feel to it was exciting and refreshing...it gives these tracks a new perspective.”
"Working on Under The Magic Sun was a treat for me. It's always a challenge to take a song that is already a certified hit, reinterpret it and give it a different twist that revitalizes the song to the point where it has the potential to become a hit again. I particularly liked the selection of hit songs and enjoyed infusing my own vocal interpretations. It was more of a joy than a challenge working on this project. I believe the group has met and even surpassed expectations."
1. Put A Little Love In Your Heart
2. I Can’t Fight This Feeling
3. My Love
4. I Go Crazy
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
6. The Best Of My Love
7. Everything I Own
8. Into The Night
9. Inner City Blues
10. Walking In Rhythm
11. Try Jah Love cd only bonus track
13. 96 Degrees
14. Now That We Found Love
To pre-order the CD at Amazon, visit: http://georiot.co/Ahi
To pre-order the digital version on iTunes, visit: http://georiot.co/RJa
Third World U.S. Tour 2014
Jul 03 - Brooklyn, NY - International African Arts Festival
Jul 04 - Chicago, IL - International Festival of Life
Jul 12 - Largo, MD - Blvd at the Capital Center
Jul 17 - Newark, NJ - NJPAC
Jul 26 - Wilmington, DE - 20th Annual Peoples' Festival For Peace Tribute To
Jul 29 - Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway Bar and Night Club
Jul 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley
Jul 31 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55
Aug 02 - Garberville, CA - Reggae on the RIver
Aug 03 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Aug 05 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
Aug 06 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
Aug 07 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant and Music Club
Aug 08 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
Aug 09 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Aug 10 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon Club
Aug 12 - Eugene, OR - Studio 44
Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Alhambra Theatre
Aug 14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Aug 15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Aug 16 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Reggae Festival
Aug 20 - Edgartown, MA - Flatbread
Aug 21 - Wakefield, RI - The Ocean Mist
Aug 22 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater
Aug 23 - Woodbury, CT - Star Waves Organic Music Fest
Aug 24 - Amagansett, NY - Stephen Talkhouse
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