Bob Marley - Natural Mystic (1977)
Whenever I'm in need of 'musical medicine', I visit this song. There's not much that needs to be said about this tune, simply put, it's beautiful. It just creeps up on you, as the beat and bassline fades-in and you're already captivated before Robert delivers his emotional lament. A real balm for the soul, goose pimples every time, without fail.
The cool factor and my love of the song was cemented when Lennox Lewis used it for one his ring side entrances. I can't remember who it was he battered that night but it was probably one of the coolest moments I have ever witnessed.
Despite the allure of the song, there are dark sentiments and there's a eye opening description of 'Natural Mystic' in this article, about a 'dangerous time' when the 'two sevens clashed' (there's a song there somewhere).
|On me head son...'ave it!|
Bob Marley - 'Natural Mystic'
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