Before The Dawn - Cover Art

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Recorded at Banton's own Gargamel Music studio in Kingston, Jamaica, Before The Dawn literally pierces the soul with traditional roots on the track Do Good, classic rock on the tune No Smoking At All, and heartfelt Reggae on the especially potent Battered & Bruised. The album's unofficial anthem, Innocent strikes a highly personal chord that will resonate deeply with longtime fans.

Despite his incarceration, Buju was heavily involved in putting together this latest offering - from choosing the final track listing and laboring over the phone with the producers and engineers to get the mixes just right, to conceptualizing the project's distinguished packaging.

Physical copies of the album contain a special note written from inside the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, where he has been housed since January.