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THE MEDITATIONS - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Vocal Trio)

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The Meditations - Biography:

The Meditations are a reggae vocal harmony group from Jamaica formed in late 1974. They recorded their first hit single 'Woman is Like a Shadow' in 1974 at Channel One Recording Studio.

They released several studio albums, their debut was "Message From The Meditations", while their latest is "Jah Always Find A Way".
After more than 40 years, they are still recording music and performing in the world.

Founder Members: Ansel Cridland, Danny Clarke and Winston Watson.

Ansel “Meditation”

As part of the foundation of reggae music, Ansel “Meditation” Cridland has over 40 years producing, writing, arranging and performing for fans all over the world.

As leader of the legendary trio (The Meditations), Ansel and his fellow band members: Danny Clarke and the late Winston Watson, (who passed away earlier this year R.I.P.), performed at the historical ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT, held April, 22nd 1978, at the request of Bob Marley.

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THE MEDITATIONS - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1977 - Message From The Meditations
.1978 - Wake Up
.1979 - Guidance
.1982 - I Love Jah
.1983 - No More Friend
.1988 - For The Good Of Man
.1992 - Return Of The Meditations
.1999 - Ghetto Knowledge
.2004 - Stand In Love
.2010 - Live In Africa (Ansel Meditations)
.2011 - Dangerous Society
.2015 - Jah Always Find A Way
.2016 - Digital English Meets Ansel Meditation
.2019 - Can't Stop the Flow of Life


2) Compilation/Best of:
.1984 - Greatest Hits - [(Greensleeves Label, 1984) and (Shanachie, 1991)]
.1992 - 3 The Hard Way (Wailing Souls, The Meditations & Culture) - [Sonic Sounds]
.1994 - Deeper Roots: The Best Of - [Heartbeat Label]
.2007 - Reggae Crazy: Anthology (1971 - 1979) - [Nighthawk] and [Meditations Music Label]


The Meditations - Discography:
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Albums

.1977 - Message From The Meditations
(Original Press):
"Message From The Meditations" 1977 - (Wildflower Label)
"Message From The Meditations" 1977 - (Double-D Label, Lp: 1977) and (Makossa International Label, Lp: 1978)
"Message From The Meditations" 1978 - (United Artists Label)
Reissue: "Message From The Meditations" 1985 - (Liberty Label)
"Message From The Meditations" 1977 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Running From Jamaica. 2) There Must Be A First Time. 3) Tricked. 4) Do Mama Do. 5) Rome. 6) Woman Is Like A Shadow. 7) Babylon Trap Them. 8) Woman Piabba. 9) Changing Times. 10) Rastaman Prayer.
[Labels: Double-D (Lp: 1977), Wildflower (Lp: 1977), Makossa International (Lp: 1978), United Artists (Lp: 1978), Liberty (Lp: 1985), ...]
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.1978 - Wake Up
(Original Press):
"Wake Up" 1978 - (Double-D Label, Lp: 1978), (Third World Label, Lp: 1978) (Makossa International Label, Lp: 1980) and (Sonic Sounds Label, Lp: 198?)
"Wake Up" 1978 - (Sound Proof Label)
Editions:

"Wake Up" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Wake Up. 2) A Wey Me Do. 3) Turn Me Lose. 4) Nyah Man Story. 5) Being A Dread Is No Crime. 6) Fly Natty Dread. 7) Traitor. 8) Stoning Me Away. 9) Get Left. 10) Another Night.
[Labels: Double-D (Lp: 1978), Third World (Lp: 1978), Makossa International (Lp: 1980), Sonic Sounds (Lp: 198?)]

"Wake Up" 1978 - [Same album with one different title track]
Tracks:
1) Wake Up. 2) Turn Me Lose. 3) Another Night. 4) Being A Dread Is No Crime. 5) Nyah Man Story. 6) Fly Natty Dread. 7) Get Left. 8) Mr Lucifer. 9)Stoning Me Away. 10) Traitor.
[Label: Sound Proof (Lp: 1978)]
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.1979 - Guidance
(Original Press):
"Guidance" 1979 - (Tad's Label) and (Gorgon Records Label)
Reissue: "Guidance" 2007 - (Makasound Label)
Editions:

Lp: "Guidance" 1979 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Something Looking Good. 2) Play I. 3) Senorita. 4) Marriage. 5) Life Is Not Easy. 6) War Mongers. 7) Hard Life. 8) Miracles. 9) Jungle Feeling.
[Labels: Tad's (Lp: 1979), Gorgon Records (Lp: 1980)]

Reissue Cd: "Guidance" 2007 - (with Bonus Tracks)
Tracks:
1) Justice. 2) Jungle Feeling. 3) Hard Life. 4) War Mongers. 5) Senorita. 6) Something Looking Good. 7) Life Is Not Easy. 8) Play I. 9) Marriage. 10) Miracles. 11) Woman Piabba. 12) There Must Be A First Time. 13) Canging Of The Time. 14) Rome.
[Label: Makasound (Cd: 2007)]
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.1982 - I Love Jah
(Original Press):
Lp: "I Love Jah" 1982 - (Wackies Label)
Cd: "I Love Jah" 2002 - (Wackies Label)
"I Love Jah" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Take It Easy [Extended Mix]. 2) We Gonna Make It [Extended Mix]. 3) Rebounce [Extended Mix]. 4) For The Good Of Man [Extended Mix]. 5) You Care For Me [Extended Mix]. 6) I Love Jah [Extended Mix].
[Label: Wackies (Lp: 1982)(Cd: 2002)]
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.1983 - No More Friend
(Original Press):
"No More Friend" 1983 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) No More Friend. 2) Forcing Me. 3) Jack On Top. 4) Mother Love. 5) Book Of History. 6) Carpenter Rebuild. 7) Fuss And Fight. 8) Slick Chick. 9) Talk Of The Town. 10) Big City.
Cd Bonus Track: [*]
11) No More Friend [12" Mix].
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp: 1983)(Cd: 1995)(Cd: 2007*)]
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.1988 - For The Good Of Man
(Original Press):
"For The Good Of Man" 1988 - (Heartbeat Label)
Reissue: "For The Good Of Man" 2000 - (Heartbeat Label)
"For The Good Of Man" 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Mr. Vulture Man. 2) Rootsman Party. 3) Tin Sardine. 4) Wallah Up. 5) For The Good Of Man. 6) Bourgeois Game. 7) Dem A Fight. 8) Man No Better Than Woman. 9) Woman, Woman. 10) Rocking In America.
[Label: Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 1988)(Cd: 2000)]
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.1992 - Return Of The Meditations
(Original Press):
"Return Of The Meditations" 1992 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jailhouse. 2) Scarface. 3) Choice Of Color. 4) Youth And Youth. 5) False Doctrine. 6) Ten Deh. 7) Talking Love. 8) She So Shy. 9) Doubtful Love. 10) What Kind Of World.
[Labels: Heartbeat (Lp/Cd: 1992), Sonic Sounds (Lp: 1992)]
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.1999 - Ghetto Knowledge
(Original Press):
"Ghetto Knowledge" 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) African Connection. 2) Ghetto Is A College. 3) Great Tribulation. 4) Blackman Redemption. 5) Excited. 6) Living On The Edge. 7) Do Be Down. 8) Educated Fools. 9) One Of Us. 10) Never Desert You. 11) Moses. 12) Only Jah Love. 13) Enemies Away. 14) Jah Music. 15) The Police. 16) Rudeboy Corner. 17) The More I Try.
[Label: Easy Star Records (Cd: 1999)]
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.2004 - Stand In Love
(Original Press):
"Stand In Love" 2004 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) War Night. 2) Make Yourself Happy. 3) Rasta Love. 4) Stand In Love. 5) Stranger In Love. 6) You Must Believe Me. 7) Glory Hallelujah. 8) Wicked Men. 9) Don't Cry. 10) Born in War. 11) Not Responsible. 12) Youth Teach Wisdom. 13) Give Praise. 14) Thankful. 15) Cold Sweat. 16) Stand In Love [Feat. Flourgon].
[Label: Meditations Music (Cd: 2004)]
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.2010 - Live In Africa (Ansel Meditations)
(Original Press):
"Live In Africa" (Ansel Meditations) 2010 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Nyah Man Story. 2) Book Of History. 3) Trick. 4) Babylon Trap Them. 5) Standing On The Corner. 6) Oh JAH. 7) Turn Me Loose. 8) African Connection. 9) Woman Is Like A Shadow. 10) Black Man Redemption. 11) Jungle Feeling. 12) Marriage Is Like A Trap. 13) Having Fun. 14) No More Friends.
[Label: Meditations Music (Cd: 2010)(Digital Release: 2010)]

!!!
'Live in Africa' was recorded live at Parker Place in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) on January, 29, 2010
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.2011 - Dangerous Society
(Original Press):  
"Dangerous Society" 2011 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Dangerous Society [with Hawkman]. 2) Love And Happiness. 3) Sunshine Woman. 4) Funny People. 5) Tipping Toes. 6) Signs. 7) Riding Away. 8) Wish You Were Mine. 9) Spread Jah Love. 10) Wishin' And Hopin'. 11) Dangerous Society.
[Label: Meditations Music (Cd: 2011)(Digital Release: 2011)]
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.2015 - Jah Always Find A Way
(Original Press):  
"Jah Always Find A Way" 2015 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Behold. 2) More Money. 3) Setback. 4) Joy And Happiness. 5) No More Friends. 6) Jah Always Find A Way. 7) Pretty Little Woman. 8) Special Invitation. 9) Rock With Me Baby. 10) I Get Over My Girlfriend. 11) Secret. 12) War In Babylon Kingdom. 13) So Sad. 14) Over The Hills & Valleys.
[Label: Meditations Music (Cd: 2015)(Digital Release: 2015)(Digital Remastered Release: 2017)]
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.2016 - Digital English Meets Ansel Meditation
(Original Press):
"Digital English Meets Ansel Meditation" 2016 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Did You Know - Ansel Meditation. 2) Did You Know (Dub) - Digital English. 3) Come We Go (Reason) - Ansel Meditation. 4) Come We Go (Dub) - Digital English. 5) Cool It - Ansel Meditation, Digital English. 6) Cool It (Dub) - Digital English. 7) Live Jah Jah (Way) - Ansel Meditation. 8) Live Jah Jah (Dub) - Digital English. 9) Tribal War - Ansel Meditation. 10) Tribal War (Dub) - Digital English. 11) Weeping and Moaning - Ansel Meditation.
[Label: Meditations Music (Digital Release: 2016)]
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.2019 - Can't Stop the Flow of Life
(Original Press):
"Can't Stop the Flow of Life" 2019 - (Original Version)
Tracklist:
1) Can't Stop the Flow of Life. 2) Highway Skanking [Feat. Ranking Joe]. 3) Another Pirate. 4) Rasta Faith Strong [Feat. Ranking Joe]. 5) Babylon Love Them Gun [Feat. Ranking Joe]. 6) Taking Out. 7) Party Girl [Feat. Liviti]. 8) Flowing Dub.
[Label: Meditations Music Cd: 2019)(Digital Release: 2019)]


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