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UPC: 016351456519

Release Date: 5/3/2024


One day Joseph Hill had a vision, while riding a bus, of 1977 as a year of judgement- when two sevens clash- when past injustices would be avenged, a vision rooted in prophecies made by Marcus Garvey. Lyrics and melodies came into his head as he rode and thus was born the song "Two Sevens Clash, " which became a massive hit in reggae circles both in Jamaica and abroad. The prophecies noted by the lyrics so profoundly captured the imagination of the people that on July 7, 1977- the day when sevens fully clashed (seventh day, seventh month, seventy-seventh year) a hush descended on Kingston; many people did not go outdoors, shops were closed, an air of foreboding and expectation permeated the city. The song opens with a wailing, harmonized chorus: "What a liv an bamba yay... when the two sevens clash!" creating expectation for Hill's frenzied testifying. Culture was singing a new kind of hymn with soaring melodies, prophetic lyrics relating great historical events to present suffering, com




1I’m Alone in the Wilderness
2Pirate Days
3Two Sevens Clash
4Calling Rastafari
5I’m Not Ashamed Get Ready to Ride the Lion to Zion
6Black Starliner Must Come
7Jah Pretty Face
8See Them a Come
9Natty Dread Taking Over
10See Dem a Come (12" Mix)

Culture - Two Sevens Clash: The 30th Anniversary Edition

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