Conscious Party

Conscious Party

For the album by Asian Dub Foundation, see Conscious Party.

Conscious Party is Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers' third album. It was released in 1988. This album became popular with the hits "Tumblin' Down" and "Tomorrow People". It won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae album in 1989.

Track listing

  1. "Conscious Party" – 4:54
  2. "Lee and Molly" – 4:27
  3. "Tomorrow People" – 3:38
  4. "New Love" – 3:41
  5. "Tumblin' Down" – 4:01
  6. "We a Guh Some Weh" – 3:51
  7. "A Who a Say" – 3:33
  8. "Have You Ever Been to Hell" – 5:22
  9. "We Propose" – 4:34
  10. "What's True" – 3:27
  11. "Dreams of Home" – 4:54

Personnel

  • Rita Marley - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jerry Harrison - Organ (Hammond)
  • Cedella Marley Booker - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Chris Frantz - Producer
  • Mulu Gessesse - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Zeleke Gessesse - Guitar (Bass)
  • Ziggy Marley - Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Stephen Marley - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Dereje Mekohnen - Keyboards
  • Sharon Pendergast - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Lenny Pickett - Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass), Piccolo, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Contrabass
  • Gary Pozner - Keyboards
  • Melaku Retta - Keyboards, Organ (Hammond)
  • Keith Richards - Guitar
  • Chris Romanelli
  • Glenn Rosenstein - Engineer
  • Mark Roule - Tambourine
  • Asrat Aemro Selassie - Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Tambourine, Vocals (bckgr), Vibraslap, Cabassa, Wood Block
  • Earl "Chinna" Smith - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Sax (Tenor)
  • Raphael W'Mariam - Drums, Timbales
  • Franklyn Waul - Keyboards
  • Laura Weymouth - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Tina Weymouth - Vocals (bckgr), Producer
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Performer

Chart success

'Billboard'' Music Charts (North America)
Year Chart Highest
Chart Position
1988 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
#26
1988 Billboard 200
#23
1989 Billboard 200
#23
1989 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
#26

Year Single Chart Highest
Chart Position
1988 "Tomorrow People" Billboard Hot 100
#39
1988 "Tumblin' Down" Modern Rock Tracks
#5
1988 "Tumblin' Down" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
#1
1988 "Tumblin' Down" Hot Dance Music/Club Play
#28
1988 "Tumblin' Down" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
#1
1988 "Tomorrow People" Mainstream Rock Tracks
#16

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