Motions - No Man Is An Island mp3 album
No Man is an Island is the debut album by reggae singer Dennis Brown. Recorded when Brown was aged between twelve and thirteen, during 1969 and 1970, it includes his debut single, a cover of The Van Dykes' hit "No Man is an Island", a song he had originally worked on with producer Derrick Harriott, and eleven other tracks, all recorded during his time working for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label.
In 1982, Rico Tee, of Solid Smoke records, approached me about doing the liner notes for a Van Dykes album. This was Dennis Brown’s first recording, and he was just 12 years old when the record was made in 1969. He went on to record 75 albums in his short life. The song is based on John Donne’s 1624 prose poem, sometimes called No Man is An Island, and sometimes called For Whom the Bell Tolls (because it contains both phrases) though Donne’s more prosaic title was, Devotions on Emergent Occasions. No Man Is An Island" Track Info. No Man is an Island Dennis Brown
As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. Other poems of DONNE (189). To George Herbert, Death Be Not Proud.
Even had Donne written nothing else, his creation of 'no man is an island' and 'ask not for whom the bells tolls' in one brief poem, would have lifted him into the premier league of English writers. As it was he wrote numerous poems on the themes of love, sensuality and religion, many of which are still widely admired and he is considered one of the finest poets to have written in English. Of course, the second of the two proverbial phrases above was the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel For Whom The Bell Tolls, which is regarded as one of his best works . The film is a fictionalised version of a true story set on the island of Guam. The American seaman George Tweed was the only member of the . military who evaded capture after the surrender of the island to the Japanese in 1941.
Man is the only creature to be gifted with the ability to communicate. A man is never self-reliance, in one way or other he is a part of a family, a village, a society, and all these things equally contribute to his path of progress. Either for materialistic desires or for knitting of human relations, a man needs a community or society. As Aristotle once said, ‘Man is a social animal. He who lives without society is either a beast or God’. We, the humans of the same globe, are intertwined and our actions affect the people around us in one way or other
The album was first issued circa 1972, by which time Brown had moved on from Studio One to work with other producers. The album features cover versions as well as original compositions by Brown, including "Created by the Father", which has been described as one of his most enduring compositions, and "Make it Easy on Yourself".
Though we long for the simple life of the past, you will recognize the the nature of men and women is timeless. No Man is an Island" confronts our selfish nature and the gravity society has upon our lives. This is NOT for the casual reader. Very rich and inspiring.