New Jimmy Cliff album set for June 25 release

CALIFORNIA, United States, Thursday May 30, 2013 – Hot on the heels of Jimmy Cliff’s Grammy-winning album Rebirth, the Jamaican reggae legend will be back with another classic set when Universal Music releases The KCRW Session on June 25.

The new album had its genesis last June when Cliff visited Los Angeles’ KCRW for a live acoustic performance of nine songs on the public radio station’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” programme. 

The recording of the live broadcast features selected songs from Cliff’s acclaimed Rebirth (Best Reggae Album 2012), as well as major hits from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s catalogue.

The KCRW Session includes “Trapped,” Cliff’s cover of The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton,” “World Upside Down,” “Wonderful World, Beautiful People,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Children’s Bread,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” and “One More,” all of which were performed by Cliff on guitar and vocal.

“This session is one of my fondest memories from the KCRW studios,” said KCRW music director and host Jason Bentley. “Jimmy Cliff sat right down with his guitar and gave 110% on every song, and then proved himself a gentleman in thoughtful conversation.

“We all felt graced by a living legend that day, and we witnessed a truly special performance that I’m proud to say lives on through this recording.”

Jimmy Cliff’s entire “Morning Becomes Eclectic” performance is available for video streaming on KCRW.com. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)