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  • November 01, 2010

    Large Up
    Eddie "Stats" Houghton

    ” 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
    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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  • October 07, 2010

    Roots Reggae Club

    “While some label this as Reggae, these albums are more a Nyabingi fusion style; fresh sounds from Jamaica…”

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  • October 04, 2010
    Brian Robbins

    ”...the secret is out now. Whereas the first Wingless Angels album just sort of eased out into the world – you either knew about it or you didn’t – Wingless Angels II is getting the kind of attention that music like this deserves…Doesn’t matter what your zip code is, the color of your skin, who you believe is (or isn’t) watching over us all, or how many years you’ve been on this planet this time around – this music will make your bones hum with its pureness if you let it.

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  • September 28, 2010
    Doug Heselgrave

    "…This collection of traditional songs – with some of the rhythms dating as far back as the 17th century in Uganda – was recorded over the last several years by Keith Richards at his Jamaican home. In 1997, Richards released some of these songs on his own record label as a CD entitled ‘Wingless Angels.’ The collection not only featured some of the greatest ‘spiritual healing’ tunes ever performed, but it was also one of the most important roots based compilations –from a musicological perspective – to be released in several years.

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  • September 23, 2010

    Years in the making, the Wingless Angels Volume I & II CD is now available from music sellers worldwide.

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    You can support your favorite local record shop, too. To find a retailer in the U.S. with Wingless Angels in stock, click here. For our friends around the world, call or stop by your local shop.

    Wingless Angels and Wingless Angels Volume II are available as digital downloads and streams the world over from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, eMusic, Tesco, Pasito, and many, many others.

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