Together as One (Elan Atias album)

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Together as One
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 13, 2006
Genre Reggae
Label Interscope
Producer Tony Kanal

Together as One is the debut album of reggae singer Elan Atias, released by Interscope Records in 2006 (see 2006 in music). The album reached number seven on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums. [1]

Reggae Music genre from Jamaica

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals, "Do the Reggay" was the first popular song to use the word "reggae", effectively naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. Reggae usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as "Rudie Blues", then "Ska", later "Blue Beat", and "Rock Steady". It is instantly recognizable from the counterpoint between the bass and drum downbeat, and the offbeat rhythm section. The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rocksteady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument.

Elan Atias is an American singer/songwriter, reggae singer.

Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. It was founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff and allowing artists and producers complete creative control. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded, and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.


Track listing

  1. "Nothing Is Worth Losing You" (Elan Atias, Ras Daveed, W. Gagel) – 4:23
  2. "Girl" featuring Assassin (Atias, J.J. Campbell, S. Marsden) – 4:05
  3. "I Wanna Yell" (Atias, P. Burrell) – 4:31
  4. "Feel My Pressure" (Atias, Tony Kanal) – 3:14
  5. "Together as One" (Atias, Kanal) – 4:43
  6. "Allnighter" featuring Gwen Stefani (Atias, Kanal) – 4:01
  7. "My Kingston Girl" (Atias, Burrell) – 5:31
  8. "You Don't Come Around No More" Atias, S. Dunbar, R. Lyn, Lowell Dunbar, Robert Shakespeare, P. Thomas) – 4:25
  9. "Do Right by You" (Atias, X. Cordova, M. Gregory, A. Kelly) – 3:37
  10. "Don't You Go" featuring Tami Chynn (Atias, T. Chin, Kanal, Gabrial McNair) – 4:21
  11. "We Won't Stand for This" (Atias, Kanal) – 4:15

Critical reception

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Together as One received somewhat positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic stated that "Elan is already a reggae force, but with his debut album he now strongly stamps his own imprimatur on the scene." [4] PopMatters gave it a mixed review, stating that "while no one can argue against the talent on this record, the album lacks an overall sense of…genuine emotion and raw expression". [5]

PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture. PopMatters publishes reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music, television, films, books, video games, comics, sports, theater, visual arts, travel, and the Internet.

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  1. "Together as One > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
  2. Allmusic review
  3. Pop Matters review
  4. Greene, Jo-Ann. "Together as One > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved March 27, 2007.
  5. Kartz, Dara. "Elan: Together as One". PopMatters. August 8, 2006. Retrieved March 27, 2007.