Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird

Third Studio Album on Double Vinyl 2LP Records

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Blackbird is the third studio album by New Zealand reggae band Fat Freddy's Drop, released in June 2013 via The Drop.

Featuring nine tracks, Blackbird was written and recorded at Bays, the band’s own studio, which was one of the last vinyl pressing plants in New Zealand and then an apostolic church. Fitchie says, “What you hear on the album is the sound of Bays; the room itself, the vibe of the place and the performance we can get out of the band in there.”   

“Blackbird is truer to FFD's musical philosophy than anything else we've done”, says Chopper Reeds.  “The song structures are open and unruly - just like our live shows - whilst we've pushed ourselves to deliver rich and deeply layered arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie's exceptional voice. We feel totally at home melding together this unholy mix of disco, rootsy dub, blues, soul and electronic funk - it's what we do.”

The album was a commercial success, debuting at number 1 on the New Zealand albums chart and staying in that position for 4 weeks. The album has been certified Platinum in New Zealand. The album also reached #11 on the Australian and #59 on the UK Albums charts.

The album has also received positive critical reception. Doubtful Sounds gave the album a very positive review, describing it as "without doubt their most cohesive and rewarding work to date." The New Zealand Herald gave it a positive review, stating "what's also amazing is that these days it takes something magical to engage and pique people's short attention spans - but Fat Freddy's do it." AltSounds praised the album, saying it "is a triumphant return to top form for Fat Freddy's Drop, an undeniable work of art created through love, passion and friendship."

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Blackbird, Russia, Bones, Soldier and Mother Mother.

This is a Double Album 2LP Record set on 180 Gram Vinyl with inner sleeves was pressed in New Zealand.












Clean The House             



Silver And Gold









Never Moving



Mother Mother





SKU 730003461910
Record Label The Drop
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number DRP019LP
Country NZ - New Zealand
Release Date (Year) 24 June 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 24 June 2013
Barcode # 730003461910
Shipping Weight 0.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Third Studio Album on Double Vinyl 2LP Records, Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Genre Dub
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Jazz

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