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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Roots Rock Reggae Given Redemption Courtesy of Odel Johnson!

Roots Rock Reggae Given Redemption Courtesy of Odel Johnson!

Odel Johnson releases his second full-length album Redemption on Tuesday October 12, 2010 in Toronto.

Juno Award winning artist/drummer Odel Johnson will release his second full-length CD entitled Redemption. The hard-hitting Roots Rock Reggae CD is available for pre-orders now on Odel Johnson's Website by clicking here.

Described by Splash Magazine as “The forcefulness of Peter Tosh - wrapped with the messages of Bob Marley”, Odel returns with his first full-length release since his highly acclaimed, Juno Nominated solo debut Mind & Body Sold. On why he chose the name Redemption for his new album, Odel explains, “When I was writing the songs for Mind & Body Sold the U.S. was in war times, but now, writing Redemption, the economy has caused a shift in people towards being more conscious and community oriented so I see it as a time of redemption.”

Written and arranged by Odel and recorded live at Metalworks studio in Toronto by legendary engineer ‘The Scientist’, Redemption shines from beginning to end.  From “Chronicles”, a classic roots reggae track reminiscent of days past, to the hard-hitting, straight up rock on the feature track “Testify”, mixed with a classic rock ballad on “Change”, this album will satisfy a variety of musical tastes. Redemption is produced by Obelisk Music on Odel’s label, Ohm Grown Records and is available worldwide courtesy of Equal Distribution.

Track Listing
Chronicles (4:37)
Into Forever (3:48)
Trod Natty (4:11)
Song Bird (4:09)
Harder they Come (4:17)
Testify (3:52)
Changes (3:15)
Redemption (4:38)
Dry Harbor Mountains (4:30)
For The Love of You (5:47)

Odel will celebrate the release of Redemption on Friday October 15, 2010 with an album release party and performance backed by the legendary band The Govament at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1T9. Admission is $10 or $20 including a CD. Doors open at 9pm.

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