Picks and Pans Review: You've Got the Power

updated 04/19/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/19/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

Third World

Even if music lovers prefer pageboys and pony-tails to Rastafarian dreadlocks, there are some things about this reggae album worth considering. First, two of the tracks were written and produced by Stevie Wonder. Try Jah Love is another of his pleas for planetary love, featuring soulful Third Worlder Rugs Clarke on lead vocals and Stevie's acoustic piano instrumental. You're Playing Us Too Close warns: "We in the ghettos/ ...Red black white brown and yellow poor people/ You're playing us too close." Most of the rest of this album's nine cuts were written by members of the Jamaican sextet, who have developed a fluid performing style in their nine years together.

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