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  • November 23, 2010

    Goldmine
    Dave Thompson

    “…the Wingless Angels caught Keith and co relaxing in the most musically magnificent fashion…”

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  • November 15, 2010

    Examiner.com
    Phyllis Pollack

    “…If there is anything that Keith Richards respects and understands, it is rhythm, or what the Stones guitarist has referred to as “groove.” For years, rhythm has been a slave to Richards. In this case, however, Richards becomes a slave to the groove of the Wingless Angels, which consists of Jamaican percussive trance…”

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  • November 11, 2010

    Baltimore Magazine
    John Lewis

    “Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the publication of Keith Richards' autobiography, Life, the best music he's made in 30 years has been largely ignored. It's a shame because the new project says a lot about the guitarist's musical life outside the Rolling Stones…”

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  • November 01, 2010

    thefader.com
    Eddie "Stats" Houghton

    "A bird fell out of its nest so we took it to the bird sanctuary and made sure it’s alright. And then I watched some soccer.” That, one balmy afternoon early this summer, was Keith Richards’ answer to the question, What did you do today? The soccer match he was watching was actually England’s expulsion from the World Cup, but Keef seemed pretty Zen about it.

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  • November 01, 2010

    Large Up
    Eddie "Stats" Houghton

    ”...it just so happens that one of the dreads who regularly came by the Richards residence to join in was reggae pioneer Justin Hinds, of Justin Hinds & the Dominoes. Dominoes’ 45s like “Carry Go Bring Come” not only changed the direction of Jamaican music but also helped to break down doors in the UK, even influencing, by his own admission, a young art-school dropout named Keith Richards….”

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  • October 28, 2010

    American Way Magazine
    Bob Mehr

    …THERE ARE SOME THINGS,” Keith Richards says with a wry chuckle, “that you can’t rush.”

    The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist is referring to the second album from the Jamaican musical collective known as Wingless Angels. The new record — a long-term passion project for Richards, who produced and played on the disc — comes somewhat belatedly, 13 years after the group’s debut…”


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  • October 25, 2010

    Examiner.com
    Carla Hay

    “Fans of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards already know about his love for Jamaica and reggae music. The legendary musician has a home in the Jamaican city of Ocho Rios, and he has collaborated with several Jamaican reggae musicians over the years, including the group Wingless Angels.

    Richards produced and played on Wingless Angels’ self-titled 1997 album. The album has been rereleased and packaged with new material (to which Richards contributed) called “Wingless Angels I & II…””

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  • October 25, 2010

    Jamaica Gleaner
    Howard Campbell

    “Keith Richards and Justin Hinds were at vastly different ends of the musical scale when they first met in the early 1970s. Richards was a member of the world’s most famous rock group, while Hinds was best known for writing one of the ska era’s biggest songs.

    They did, however, share an appreciation for roots music in its purest form, and began recording songs which would eventually be released by Richards’ Mindless record label…”

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  • October 19, 2010

    The Old Gold and Black
    Grace Beehler

    ”…As uplifting and inspirational as Wingless Angels II is, there is something somber and melancholic about it at the same time. Though it sounds cliché, there is something so true and organic about this music that it reaches a different part of the mind: the listener is transported to the drum circle with the Rasta elders burning one down and playing from the heart…”

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  • October 18, 2010

    Marco on the Bass

    “Hot on the heels of the release of The Jolly Boys new album ‘Great Expectations’, comes ‘Wingless Angels II’ an album of Rastafarian folk songs, chanting and Nyabinghi drumming featuring the singing of Justin Hinds (of Justin Hinds & The Dominoes fame) and the guitar playing of Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones…it’s an album that explores the original sounds of Jamaica and the musical and cultural traditions that had such an important impact on modern reggae.

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