Keith Richards’ tribute to his decade-long friendship with legendary ska and reggae singer Justin Hinds has a new chapter.
Produced by Brian Jobson, Wingless Angels II (Mindless Records; reorders: August 1, release: September 23, 2010), is a collection of new recordings featuring Hinds’ last sessions before his passing, and a special re-release of the much-sought-after original album, long out of print.
To honor Hinds’ memory, both albums will be released in a redesigned double CD, complete with lavish liner notes. A deluxe edition, available only at The Wingless Angels website, will include drawings by Keith Richards inspired by his Jamaican friends, and a limited number of copies will be signed by Keith himself. Digital downloads of the albums will be available worldwide from iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.
“I think Nyabinghi music gets as pure a spirit going as you can imagine,” Keith explains. “It’s about uplifting moments where you forget all of the sorrows and cares of the world.”