Ricardo Clarke, known for hit songs such as “Not Settling”, “Road to Zion” and “No Minutes” has teamed up with the band NMB (No More Babylon) from France for a compilation entitled “Uprising Special Edition”. All 6 tracks on the album are written by Ricardo Clarke and produced by NMB Band. The release date is October 2009 but the first single “Rocky Road” can already be heard on various radio stations. The bonus track (7) “Last days” is a re-release of Ricardo Clarke’s first break through single.
“Uprising Special Edition” will be distributed by Uprising Soundz and will be available worldwide on ITunes, Amazon, Irribean Tunes, Rhapsody as well as Gospelreggae.com and in stores throughout the USA in conjunction with Avan Entertainment.
The album is strictly roots reggae and features the skilful 8 piece band No More Babylon(NMB). NMB are a premier reggae band from France whose 14 year history has seen them collaborating and backing reggae’s elite. They also had produced "Street Life" on Ricardo Clarke’s debut album "Not Settling" and due to the chemistry between the singer and the band they decided to team up again for this project.
Ricardo Clarke says that they “initially met through myspace. It was quite random, as I was just surfing as I normally do. We linked up and worked on "Street Life", a track from the debut album. Instantly I was drawn to their sound, .the horns, the depth of the roots band flow. Their passion came through the music and I absolutely loved it. It sounded like rebel music to me, which matches perfectly the Uprising brand that I am pushing.”
About the new project "Uprising Special Edition", Ricardo Clarke says “What makes this special for me is that the project is all live band! It’s special because it’s a first for me, possibly the first for a Bahamian artist in my genre. The project is a compilation of all the songs we worked on…it was only supposed to be one collaboration however it turned into multiple songs. It was only natural to put the project out.”
2. The Race
3. Why Did You Go
4. Rocky Rd
5. No Time
7. Last Days (bonus track)
“Rocky Rd” , “Uprising” and “Why Did You Go” are available for media and djs for promotional use. Please contact me for the music or further information.