Easy Star All Stars – First Light

by Bryan Coonrod

Not as much of a normal band but more of a concept with rotating artists filling in as musicians on each release. Originally starting out as a studio band for the Easy Star record label in 1997 they became a hit among reggae fans with the release of “Dub Side Of The Moon” a compilation of Pink Floyd songs remade in the rastafarian style. 

With this release they delve into many styles of reggae with all original songs and there is a local connection as Cas Haley from Arlington who was runner up on America’s Got Talent lends his talent on a song called Unbelievable which is my favorite track on this album. If you like this genre of music make sure you also get their tributes to The Beatles and Radiohead that they have redone as reggae songs.

Stand out tracks – Unbelievable, Something Went Wrong, Don’t Stop The Music, All The Way and Paid My Dues.

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