Parables - Tarrus Riley
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  1. System Set (Willie Lynch Syndrome)
  2. Haunt You
  3. Beware
  4. Micro Chip
  5. One Two Order
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  1. System Set (Willie Lynch Syndrome)
  2. Haunt You
  3. Beware
  4. Micro Chip
  5. One Two Order
  6. Stay with You
  7. She's Royal
  8. Something Strong
  9. Lion Paw
  10. Parables
  11. Africa Awaits
  12. Pick Up the Pieces
  13. Let Love Live
  14. Family
  15. My Baby (Cyan Sleep)
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Tarrus Riley's contemporized roots reggae comes with a pedigree: his father is the Jamaican singer Jimmy Riley, best known for his early-'80s album Love and Devotion and its classy cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." The younger Riley stays close to the themes of Rasta, righteousness and romanticism on this likable set, but he's young and worldly enough to go beyond the clichés, both musical and lyrical. The songwriting on Parables is tightly constructed, melodic, smart and accessible, and while the themes are familiar ...

Parables 2013, VP Records

UPC: 054645233415

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Parables 2006, VP Records

UPC: 054645233422

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