Sign Time

March 9, 2010

Album Description
The 2008 release of Sign Time by the Roots Reggae founder Claudius ‘Kingman’ Linton is being called ‘The Unearthed Holy Grail of Reggae’ by DJs, reviewers and music lovers worldwide of the released CD collection of his essential 1970’s reggae hits, Roots Master: The Vintage Roots Reggae Singles Vol. 1 (Sun King Records). But no critic has reviewed this rediscovery reissue CD without an eager mention that the best is yet to come. A new band: Kingman & Jonah gathered … More >>

Sign Time


2 Responses to “Sign Time”

  1. Eric Kerner on March 9th, 2010 5:58 pm

    When a legend comes out of retirement, cynics like myself always expect the worst. 99.9% of the time we’re right (as anyone who’s listened to any of the rolling stones umpteen post retirement albums can attest). Sign Time on the other hand welcomes you the .1%.Solid the whole way through, save for the country tinge on “Lonely Nights” (and even that is just a matter of personal taste for me) “Sign Time” has the stink of best reggae album grammy all over it, or maybe that’s just smell of the ganja coming out of he studio. Eitherway this is a must download!!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. quiteQuacky on March 9th, 2010 7:15 pm

    What could I say about this incredible record that hasn’t already been said better elsewhere?

    From United Reggae: “…A deeply heartfelt and soulful mix of roots reggae and acoustic balladry…. The promotional materials accompanying the arrival of Sign Time draw comparisons between Claudius Linton and such masters as Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Culture. Pretty weighty parallels, but Linton lives up to them…. Welcome back, Kingman. All hail.”

    From “If there’s any rust on Linton’s game, it isn’t apparent on Sign Time…. Linton’s penchant for conscious lyrics remains intact, with as biting, anti-war titles like World War III, Star Wars, and Baghdad attest. Star Wars is not only the highlight of the album, but it’s one of Linton’s best compositions of all time…. Joining him in the back is a sparkling array of legendary musicians, including Ansel Collins, Dwight Pinkney, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Bongo Herman, and Dean Fraser, solidifying the high-level content of Sign Time.”
    Rating: 5 / 5

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