Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate: 1973–1977 (1999)


Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate: 1973–1977 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub | Label: Blood & Fire | # BAFCD 027 | Time: 00:54:38

Open the Iron Gate: 1973–77 is a reggae compilation album by Max Romeo, released in 1999. The compilation consists mostly of the material from Romeo's 1975 album Revelation Time, adding four songs recorded between 1973 and 1977: "Every Man Ought to Know", "Valley of Jehosaphat", "Fire Fe the Vatican" and "Melt Away". The album was listed in the 1999 book The Rough Guide: Reggae: 100 Essential CDs.


For reggae neophytes who first encountered Jamaican music in the punk '70s, Max Romeo seemed like kind of a one-trick pony who rode the big-time rep he deservedly got for the 1976 classic War ina Babylon to legendary status in reggae circles. Open the Iron Gate 1973-1977 shows there's more depth to that reputation, because these tracks largely drawn from his 1975 Revelation Time are prime examples of simple but creative roots reggae marked by Romeo's expressive, unadorned singing and further enhanced by exceptional sound restoration that even surpasses Blood & Fire's usual superb norm. "Every Man Ought to Know" is a Jah-praise song with a nyabinghi tinge and sweet singing with great backing vocals, an unusual bubble-up bassline, plus hints of "By the Rivers of Babylon" and a direct quote from "What a Friend I Have in Jesus" in the melody. The "la-la-la" tag Romeo throws in after singing the title to the sweet soul-styled "Revelation Time" is pretty great, and he clearly delivers a very understated, very pointed critique of Jamaican society: "They should not trim dreadlocks in prison/Liars and thieves should not be cops," anyone? "No Peace" and the clipped chords opening "Tacko" are a reminder that roots reggae, so often dismissed as one-dimensional, was still elastic and being forged in 1975, because every song worked off different melodic or rhythmic ideas. "Blood of the Prophet" isn't the best thing here, but it gets a lot more mileage than you first expect -- big respect to Blood & Fire's sound techs because that rhythm guitar just skanks on through crystal-clear as the drums lock down the groove. The title track deals on repatriation with sharp guitar, lurching drums, and prominent organ, while "Three Blind Mice" (yes, the melody is scurrying around here) and "Warning Warning" are thoughtful lyrical plays on the Babylon time coming theme. The latter's dub section adds and subtracts elements in increments so you hear the process at work, and the dub of "Valley of Jehosaphat" is strong too with prominent horns and vocal harmonies. "Melt Away" offers a nice rising guitar line -- Romeo has a definite knack for crafting melodic hooks -- and the horns again are strong and the rhythm guitar chop nagging. "Fire Fe the Vatican" merely reprises "War ina Babylon" with different lyrics, but it's hard to argue with, since it's such a perfect fit of singer and backing track. And it's not a bad reminder that the excellent Open the Iron Gate 1973-1977 shows Romeo was building from a very substantial creative foundation en route to crafting what became his career-defining work.

Review by Don Snowden, Allmusic.com






Tracklist:

01. Every Man Ought to Know (03:19)
02. Revelation Time / Hammer and Sickle (05:06)
03. No Peace (03:43)
04. Tacko (02:50)
05. Blood of the Prophet, Pts. 1 & 2 (06:24)
06. Warning Warning / Version (07:41)
07. A Quarter Pound of I'cense (02:43)
08. Three Blind Mice (02:54)
09. Open the Iron Gate, Pts. 1 & 2 (05:14)
10. Valley of the Jehosaphat / Version (05:02)
11. Fire Fe the Vatican (03:33)
12. Melt Away [12' Version] (06:03)


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Analyzed: Max Romeo / Open the Iron Gate 1973-1977
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DR10 -0.18 dB -11.92 dB 5:07 02-Revelation Time / Hammer and Sickle
DR10 -0.18 dB -11.44 dB 3:43 03-No Peace
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