One World - The Wailers Announce First Album in 26 Years
08/18/2020 by Reggaeville
26 years after the Jah Message (1994) album, which was produced by Junior Marvin & Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, a new Wailers album will be out this week. The Wailers, lead by Aston Barrett Jr., announced the release of One World for August 21, 2020.
The first single One World, One Prayer was released in May 2020. [watch the video here]
The album, produced by Emilio Estefan and to be released by Sony Music Latin, features Julian, Skip & Cedella Marley, Shaggy, Farruko (Puerto Rico), Emily Estefan (Daughter of Emilio & Gloria Estefan), Natiruts (Brazil), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil) Frederic Yonnet (France), Marcia Griffiths & Judy Mowatt (from the I-Threes).
ONE WORLD TRACKLIST
01. One World, One Prayer feat. Skip & Cedella Marley, Farruko & Shaggy
02. Philosophy Of Life
03. When Love Is Right feat. Julian Marley
04. Walk And Talk (Never Go Astray)
05. What A Shame
06. Destiny feat. Emily Estefan
07. Only In Jamaica
08. Love Will Find You
09. It’s Alright, It’s Alright
10. Can’t Handle The Truth
11. Good Time feat. Emily Estefan
12. Can’t Get I Out (Rastaman)
13. Stand Firm Inna Babylon
14. When Love Is Right with Natiruts & Julian Marley
About The Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded, toured and made history together between 1972 and 1981. It was Bob Marley himself that requested the Wailers stayed together. Today, carrying on the mission are legitimate members, children-of-legends and a host of immensely talented musicians. The afore mentioned Aston Barrett Jr. delivers startling echoes of his uncle’s (Carlton ‘Carly’ Barrett, RIP 1987) one drop drumming sound. Guitarist Donald Kinsey is joined by Wendel ‘Junior Jazz’ Ferraro, shaping that classic sonic identity. Josh David Barrett achieves the seemingly impossible by confidently stepping into Bob Marley’s shoes to provide truly excellent lead vocals. Owen ‘Dreadie’ Reid (Julian Marley’s Uprising Band and a former student of ‘Family Man’) and Andres Lopez (Alborosie, Lutan Fyah) add yet more quality to an incredible line up that also includes the youngest of the earliest formation of the Wailers, Tyrone Downie, saxophone player Glen DaCosta and Dennis Thompson, the engineer who was there from the very beginnings of the band. Shema McGregor, daughter of I-Threes' singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor, are joined by Anne-Marie Thompson (a gospel singer of stunning ability) and Tamara Barnes who has been in the music industry for over 20 years, providing backing vocals in studio and on stage for I-Threes, Jimmy Cliff, Ky-Mani Marley, Beres Hammond and Freddie McGregor among many others. Together they bring the smoothest backing vocals, contributing to this unique melting pot, both classic and excitingly fresh at the same time
About Aston Barrett Jr.
In 2017, Aston Barrett Jr. received a Grammy certificate as co-producer with Damian Marley for the track The Struggle Discontinues, featured in the Album “Stony Hill” which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
Aston Barrett Jr. is a co-owner of BAD Lions Productions, LLC. who operates a studio in Pompano Beach, Florida. He can be heard playing guitar, drums, bass, and organ for Stephen Marley, Junior Reid, Julian Marley, Kwame Bediaco, Akae Beka, Jesse Royal, Reggae Force, and many more. His sponsors include Rupert Neve (whose pro audio gear is heard on every album he has played on and every live Wailers show), as well as Fender, Mannabasso, Black Lion Audio, and Pigtronics.
About Emilio Estefan
A multiple Grammy Award winner, Emilio Estefan is a musician, songwriter, record and television producer, best-selling author, filmmaker, and cultural ambassador. He has shaped and directed the careers of many musical talents, including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Jennifer López, and many others. He is one of the founding leaders of the Latin Grammy Awards. Estefan was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame presented him with a lifetime achievement award. He was selected as the second vice chair to the Commission for the National Museum of the American Latino by President Barack Obama, and President George W. Bush appointed him as a member of the President’s Committee of the Arts and Humanities. He is an entrepreneur owning and operating seven restaurants, two hotels, and an internationally recognized publishing company. In 2019, along with his wife Gloria, received the coveted Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress for excellence in songwriting.