Sacred Fire [EP] - Jimmy Cliff
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  • Summary: Produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong and recorded on vintage equipment, Sacred Fire is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's first release since 2004's Black Magic.
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  1. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Produced by Rancid member and Hellcat Records owner Tim Armstrong, Jimmy Cliff's Sacred Fire EP is a wonderful jumble of time and place that ends much too soon.
  2. 80
    It just plain feels good to hear the elder statesman of reggae stay this playful and open to inspiration.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    Cliff hasn't sounded this loose and giddy in years, and it's a thrill to find that side of him back in the music game.
  4. Mar 15, 2012
    78
    The centerpiece, a righteous cover of the Clash's "Guns of Brixton" references Cliff's lead character, Ivan, from landmark reggae film The Harder They Come. A wicked dub, "Brixton Version," bookends the set beautifully.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    63
    Buoyancy keeps "Sacred Fire" afloat.
  6. Jan 3, 2012
    60
    Sacred Fire succeeds more as a history lesson than as music.