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Truthtown Records’ fourth release is a tribute to all the people who suffer on a daily basis within the countless prisons around the world, simply due to the fact that they think/act “differently”, fight against established order or were unlucky enough to be born without certain privileges.

This new rhythm is based on Sly & Robbie and Black Uhuru’s “General Penitentiary” song, originally released in 1979.

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released September 25, 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS
Rhythm recorded at Truthtown Studio (Donostia, Basque Country, 2015).
Kette recorded at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio by Roberto Sánchez.
Ricky Grant voiced at Big Kev’s (Central Islip-Long Island, New York, USA, 2015) by Kevin Johnson.
Guive voiced at Guardian House (Paris, France, July 2015) by Cisko.
Mixed and dubbed at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio (Cueto, Santander, España) by Roberto Sánchez (May 2016).
Mastered by Nick Manasseh (London, UK, June 2016).
Artwork and layout by David González.
Writing inside by Pelh Ukaman Scissors.

MUSICIANS
Programming, keyboards, synare: David González and Gorka Hoyos.
Guitars and percussion: David González.
Tenor and alto sax: Joseba Aldalur.
Trombone: Blas Ruiz de Garibai.
Trumpet: Aitor Valcarlos.
Kette and backing vocals: Roberto Sánchez.

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Track Name: Ricky Grant - Ricky Grant "Penitentiary Life"
Jailhouse life, penitentiary it no nice (no way)
Correction center, no one leave nor enter

Due to opposition from all politicians
I stand accused for treason & suspicion
I’ve been sentenced, thrown inna prison
Been locked down for no real reason.....

But dis yah one come penitentiary style
Idler’s rest straight to your chest
Fighting oppression for one & all
Inna penitentiary behind four gray walls

Babylon you lock Rastaman inna cell
Babylon you done, gonna burn in hell
Babylon you know, you know darn well
Free up Rastaman & open up the cell

I’ve been accused now for things I didn’t do
One fine day, Jah will see I through

Cause jailhouse life, penitentiary it no nice
Correction center, no one leave nor enter

Can't keep i behind those prison walls
I’m gonna chant & chant till they all fall
Freedom for one is freedom for all
Break down all barriers & penitentiary walls

Due to opposition from all politicians
I stand accused for treason & suspicion
Oh yeah! Oh life nuh nice! No way! Hey now!
Penitentiary life! Oh now!

But dis yah one yah come from penitentiary style
From idler's rest straight to your chest
I’m fighting oppression for one & all
Inna penitentiary-behind four gray walls

Babylon you know you're done
Babylon you soon won't have no more fun

Penitentiary life, well it nuh nice! No way!
Jailhouse life, no not for I & I, no way!
Correction center, no one leave nor enter (for real)
Jailhouse life, penitentiary life it nuh nice, oh no!
Jailhouse & penitentiary life, well that nuh nice!
Oh no! oh no no no oh!
Track Name: Guive "Behind Bars"
Come take a look, come take a look...

Behind bars of society
There is a reflection of humanity
where poverty is always guilty

I wonder why we still put people in those jails
when most of them have only went off the rails
how many captive souls
are dangerous criminal?
eventhough they're all
treated worse than animals

Behind bars of society
There is a reflection of humanity
where poverty is always guilty

disregarding to their age
they can put children inna concrete cage
they drop them in a world of outrage
oh what a fertile ground to grow the rage

what kind of rehabilitation
can we expect from a school of crime
how can you put yourself in question
when you are left in the dirt and grime

Behind bars of society
There is a reflection of humanity
where poverty is always guilty

Look how this system fail
we lock up our problems
in higher scale
the troubles still remain
Look to the prison cell
now can you face the shame
in this human fell
the devil hold the chains

this justice from the iron age
still use detention as a main solution
it's time to write a righteous page
where prison will be just an exception

you cannot fight criminality
if you don't give back people's dignity
with social justice and equity
real education for majority

Behind bars of society
There is a reflection of humanity
where poverty is always guilty