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Throw Down Your Arms

Throw Down Your Arms is a 2005 album by Sinéad O'Connor and shows influence from Jamaican reggae. Throw Down Your Arms is a collection of classic reggae songs performed by O'Connor and produced by Sly and Robbie.

The Japanese version of the CD includes the b-sides "Move Out of Babylon", "Abendigo", and "Jah Can Count on I".

The CD was released forty-two years after the speech of Haile Selassie to the United Nations (October 4, 1963) on the day of the annual solar eclipse which is the start of the new year according to the Jewish tradition (Rosh Hashanah).

The album sleeve was designed by evidentlydesign.com.

The album sold 250,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing

CD 1 (Original versions)
1. Jah Nuh Dead 3.20
2. Marcus Garvey 3.28
3. Door Peep 3.22
4. He Prayed 3.27
5. Y Mas Gan 3.49
6. Curly Locks 4.22
7. Vampire 4.02
8. Prophet Has Arise 4.26
9. Downpressor Man 5.08
10. Throw Down Your Arms 4.02
11. Untold Stories 3.40
12. War 4.04
CD 2 (Dub versions)
1. Micah 4:1-5 about the Kingdom come and "swords into plowshares"
with last line reading: "All the peoples walk each in the name of their Gods."
0.57
2. Jah Nuh Dead 3.12
3. Marcus Garvey 3.29
4. Door Peep 3.19
5. He Prayed 3.28
6. Y Mas Gan 3.51
7. Curly Locks 4.17
8. Vampire 4.01
9. Prophet Has Arise 4.24
10. Downpressor Man 5.07
11. Throw Down Your Arms 4.12
12. Untold Stories 3.42
13. War 4.04

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Charts

Country Date Position Certification
Republic of Ireland October 6, 2005 19 Gold
Billboard Independent albums 2005 36  
Billboard Reggae albums 2005 4  
French album charts 2005 26  

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