1/ Youth Dub (Miller,Werner) 5.06
2/ Fire & Dub (Miller,Werner,Dugan,David) 6.37
3/ Spark Seekers (Miller,Werner) 5.01
4/ Dub Warrior (Miller,Werner) 5.40
5/ WP Dub (MM,JW,Dugan,David,Eisenberg) 5.11
6/ Daughters Dub (Miller,Werner,Dugan,David) 4.05
7/ One Woman (Miller,David,Dugan) 4.22
8/ Fire of Heaven Dub (Miller,Werner) 4.02
9/ Chop 'em Down Dub (Miller,Werner) 5.59
10/ Nigun (Traditional) 4.08
Created at Orange Music Sound Studios, West Orange, New Jersey
Engineering: Robert Musso
Assistant engineer: James Dellatacoma
Produced by Bill Laswell
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC
Matisyahu: vocals; ROOTS TONIC - Aaron Dugan: guitar; Josh Werner: bass, keys; Jonah David: drums;
Marlon "Moshe" Sobol (8): ????; Stanley Ipkis (8): ????; Yusu Youssou: (9,12): ????.
Track 10 arranged by Josh Werner.
2006 - JDub/Or Music/Epic (USA), 8 2876-81368-1 (2x12")
2006 - JDub/Or Music/Epic (USA), 8-2876-80183-2 (CD)
Note: This was packaged free with pre-release orders.
Note: Track 4 was released prior to 'Youth' as a free internet download.
Note: Initial retail releases of 'Youth' contained an EP containing only tracks 1,3,4,5 & 6.
Note: Bill Laswell does not play on this album.
Concurrent with his second studio album, Youth, Matisyahu released an intriguing collection of dub versions of his works, along with a few entirely new pieces.
The album opens with the title track, and enough reverb and echo to make King Tubby proud. Because of the nature of dub itself, the focus leaves Matisyahu's
vocals somewhat in favor of the instrumental portions and the twists given to their play. Highlights include the new pieces "Spark Seekers" and "Daughters Dub,"
with their thumping basslines and a renewed use of vocals, and "One Woman," which evokes Bob Marley to some degree in its tenderness for its subject. Regardless
of whether the track is a new or old one, however, the dub is excellent. Dub is a little harder to sell a crowd than dancehall, so the album may prove to be a bit more
hidden. Nonetheless, it's an excellent piece of work and might just be enough to push dub into mainstream consciousness just a bit.
Adam Greenberg (courtesy of the All Music Guide website)