Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart
Jah Wobble was the former bass-player from PiL, whose singer John Lydon had been notorious as the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten. Among the other members of his group, The Invaders of The Heart, vocalist Natacha Atlas has gone onto became an international success in her own right, with five solo albums. Justin Adams is not only recognised as one of Britain's finest guitarists (currently leading Robert Plant's band) but has composed film scores and produced the debut albums of both the French group Lo'jo and the Sahara blues stars, Tinariwen.
Rising Above Bedlam was among the ten nominated albums in the inaugural Mercury Music Prize in 1992.
'Visions of You', featuring Sinead O'Connor as guest vocalist, was a top forty hit (we tried to get Johnny Cash to sing it.)
Three songs feature the remarkable voice of Natacha Atlas and also showcase Justin Adams at his finest: 'Bomba', 'Erzulie' and 'Soledad'.
'Visions of You' has featured on several compilations, including a triple-album retrospective of Jah Wobble's career, I Could Have Been a Contender (Trojan/Sanctuary) which also includes a second song published by Oval and featuring Sinead, 'Josey Walsh'.
The outstanding 'Soledad' awaits an adventurous film music supervisor, looking for a song to convey atmosphere, menace and passion.
Warner Music owns the master rights.
Did You Know?
Jah Wobble made one more album with the Invaders of the Heart (for Island, not published by Oval) and then formed his own label, 30 hz, whose website is at www.30hzrecords.com
To buy the album, visit Amazon