|Studio album by|
|Released||July 18, 1995|
|Genre||Dancehall reggae, reggaefusion|
|Label||Loose Cannon/Island (original release)|
|Producer|| Donovan Germain |
Bobby "Digital" Dixon
Steely & Clevie
|Buju Banton chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|The Village Voice||A−|
’Til Shiloh is the fourth album by Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton, released in 1995 by Loose Cannon Records, a short-lived subsidiary of Island Records.His international breakthrough, ’Til Shiloh marked a turn towards a more serious path. Many of the songs on this album explore Buju's then newfound faith in the Rastafari movement, with songs such as "Til I'm Laid to Rest", and "Untold Stories". This could be seen as a transition from the rude-bwoy style to a more roots-oriented fashion, although the seventh track is based on the hardcore "Arab Attack" riddim.
The title track, which opened the album, was based on an introduction Banton had used in live shows. According to producer Donovan Germain, "'Til Shiloh mean forever."
In 2002 the album an expanded and remastered edition was released on Island/IDJMG/Universal Records, featuring the tracks "Sensemilia Persecution" and "Rampage."
The album was listed in the 1999 book The Rough Guide: Reggae: 100 Essential CDs.
In 2020, the album was reissued on its 25th Anniversary on December 18, including remixes of "Not An Easy Road", "Wanna Be Loved" and a unreleased track called "Come Inna The Dance" as bonus tracks.
On the issue dated August 5, 1995, Til Shiloh debuted at number 148 on the US Billboard 200 chart.The album also debuted at number 27 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.
|2.||"'Til I'm Laid to Rest"||Dixon, Myrie||4:24|
|5.||"Untold Stories"||Germain, Myrie, Tucker||4:36|
|6.||"Not an Easy Road"||Myrie||4:01|
|7.||"Only Man"||Kelly, Myrie||2:51|
|8.||"Complaint" (with Garnett Silk)||4:01|
|9.||"Chuck It So"||Myrie, Tucker, Tyrell||3:57|
|10.||"How Could You"||Dodd, Myrie||3:56|
|11.||"Wanna Be Loved"||Browne, Kelly, Myrie||4:05|
|12.||"It's All Over"||Browne, Johnson, Myrie||4:05|
|13.||"Hush, Baby, Hush"||Myrie, Williams||4:21|
|14.||"What Ya Gonna Do?" (with Wayne Wonder)||3:43|
|17.||"Champion [Remix]"||Ice Cube, Life, Myrie, QDIII, Sibbles, Wansel||4:32|
|US Billboard 200||148|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||27|
|US Top Reggae Albums||2|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
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