Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The HeartRising Above Bedlam

Label:Oval (3) – 9031-75470-2, EastWest – 9031-75470-2
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Tribal, Dub, Dance-pop, Experimental


1Visions Of You
Backing VocalsKevin Mooney
Drums, Programmed ByJohn Reynolds
VocalsSinead O'Connor*
2Relight The Flame
Drums, Programmed ByNick Burton
VocalsNatacha Atlas
Drums, Programmed ByNick Burton
PercussionDawson Miller
VocalsNatacha Atlas
4Ungodly Kingdom
Backing VocalsNick Burton
PercussionNeville Murray
5Rising Above Bedlam
Drums, Programmed ByMagic Stick
Arranged By [Horns]Annie Whitehead, The Invaders
Drums, Programmed ByNick Burton
PercussionNeville Murray
Tenor SaxophoneMark Lockheart
TromboneAnnie Whitehead
TrumpetHarry Beckett
VocalsNatacha Atlas
7Everyman's An Island
VocalsMargot Vynia
Drums, Programmed ByNick Burton
PercussionNeville Murray
VocalsNatacha Atlas
9Sweet Divinity
VocalsSinead O'Connor*
10Wonderful World
Backing VocalsNick Burton

Companies, etc.



An Oval Records Production

Recorded and mixed at Greenhouse Studios except track 3 recorded at Alaska and track 9 & 10 recorded at Oval.

Published by Oval Music except track 5 Oval Music/Pennies From Heaven.

Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

℗ 1991 Warner Music UK Ltd. except track 3 ℗ 1990 FFRR Records Ltd.
© 1991 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Sinead O'Connor appears courtesy Ensign Records.
John Reynolds and Kevin Mooney appears courtesy ZTT Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9031-75470-2 2
  • Barcode (String): 090317547022
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Price Code (FRANCE): WE 833
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 8): 903175470-2.2 WME
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 1): 38
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 2): 1/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 3): 19
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 4): 34
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 5): 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 6): 42
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 7): 31
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, variant 8): 41

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Rising Above Bedlam (CD, Album, Stereo)Atlantic, Oval (3), Atlantic, Oval (3)7 82386-2, 82386-2US1991
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Rising Above Bedlam (LP, Album)Oval (3), Oval (3), EastWest, EastWestOVLP 601, 9031-75470-1UK & Europe1991
Rising Above Bedlam (Cassette, Album, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Oval (3), EastWest, Oval (3)OVMC 601, 9031-75470-4, 17 54704 CCanada1991
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Rising Above Bedlam (Cassette, Album, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Oval (3), EastWestOVMC 601, 9031-75470-4UK & Europe1991
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Rising Above Bedlam (Cassette, Album, AR, Dolby HX Pro)Atlantic, Atlantic7 82386-4, 82386-4US1991



  • spanner77's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    The Natacha Atlas tracks, especially 'Bomba', are so good they hurt and still sound fresh. Whoever is playing guitar on the title track is definitely channeling Keith Levene
    • rocknrao's avatar
      I wish I lived in a world where playing this album at a party got everyone up and grooving. I just don't party with the right crowd these days, I guess. This is Wobble's most well executed album, in my opinion, if not his most inspired effort. The song Visions Of You, featuring Sinead on primary backup vocals, even got airplay on commercial modern rock radio in the mid 90's. I think that says a lot about what Team Wobble was trying to accomplish with this record. Natasha Atlas is the standout, however, and her songs, Bomba and Soledad are the album's highlights. Justin Adams also makes a big splash here. Both of them together sort of draw attention to the unique way in which Wobble's bass style can be transplanted into so many different musical genres. There's space dub, world beat, calypso, dystopian manifestos and diamond cutter shred all coming together here in a big old funk sammich. I would suggest The Legend Lives On and Without Judgement as companion pieces to this if you're interested in delving further into Jah's solo stuff.

      • majordeegan's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        World music made from scratch, arguably Jah Wobble's masterwork - it led to him quitting his day job. Spin it at a party, watch how many people groove involuntarily, watch how many white folks bite their lower lip as only white people can in the presence of great funky dub. Add sweet vocal's from Natacha Atlas and the new sensation of the moment Sinead O'connor and this thing cooks. Chicks dig it in a big way, too. You can't lose.



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