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Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey (1975)

March 19, 2020

[Album 741/1001]

You’ve heard the Gordon Lightfoot tune, Song for a Winter’s Night?

Well, Burning Spear’s third album sounds next to nothing like it.

However, it may be the perfect collection of Songs for a Winter’s Run.

As in many countries, we’re currently in ‘social distancing’ mode in Canada.220px-BurningSpear-MarcusGarvey

My family is fortunate to live right near a conservation area. While keeping my distance from my fellow conservation area enthusiasts, I have been able to get out the past few days for a bit of a long distance run.

And Marcus Garvey has been the optimal soundtrack.

The tempos are relaxed & prevent me from going out too fast.

The lyrics matter & they keep me engaged (or of equal importance, they keep me distracted from the sub-zero temperatures).

As I mentioned with Peter Tosh’s Legalize It, I really like listening to Reggae in the winter.

I’m pleased to now have another Reggae selection in the December – March rotation.

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Verbalize the Positive

We’re spoiled to live so close to Lemoine Point, a gorgeous part of town, regardless of the season!

From → 1970s

13 Comments
  1. Coronavirus is helping your blog productivity…

  2. Check out the Iron Maiden tune “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” Geoff. Pretty cool track and as expected it’s just under 7 minutes in length so I’m sure you will cover lots of ground running through Lemoine Point!
    Cheers, 2 ya!

    • Great name for a tune – I remember the number of the beast worked well as a running soundtrack too!
      I wouldn’t call it loneliness but I find the solitude of running really nice.

      • While we are at it Mr. Stephen how about Run To The Hills?!!

      • I guess the ‘run for your life’ would be a good motivator during a final sprint!

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    Amazing that you were able to name check Lightfoot in a post about a reggae artist.

  4. The deep deep stuff!

    Regards Thom

    • Thanks ,Thom – one of the nice things about going through the 1001 list is I’m learning about albums I probably never would have otherwise discovered!

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