Jimmy Cliff ‘The KCRW Session’ to Be Released June 25 by Universal Music Enterprises

2012 Live Radio Performance for KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” Includes Songs from Cliff’s GRAMMY-Winning ‘REBIRTH’ Album, Plus Classics from the Reggae Legend’s Catalog

Los Angeles, CA  (Profitable.com)  Last June, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff visited Los Angeles’ KCRW for a live acoustic performance of nine songs on the public radio station’s acclaimed program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. The recording of the live broadcast, titled The KCRW Session, will be released on June 25 by Universal Music Enterprises.

Broadcast live on June 28, 2012, The KCRW Session features selected songs from Cliff’s acclaimed, GRAMMY-winning (Best Reggae Album) 2012 album, REBIRTH, as well as classics from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s catalog. The KCRW Session includes “Trapped,” Cliff’s cover of The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton,” “World Upside Down,” “Wonderful World, Beautiful People,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Children’s Bread,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” and “One More.” All of the session’s songs were performed by Jimmy Cliff on guitar and vocal.

“This session is one of my fondest memories from the KCRW studios,” says Bentley. “Jimmy Cliff sat right down with his guitar and gave 110% on every song, and then proved himself a gentleman in thoughtful conversation. We all felt graced by a living legend that day, and we witnessed a truly special performance that I’m proud to say lives on through this recording.”

Jimmy Cliff’s entire “Morning Becomes Eclectic” performance is available for video streaming on KCRW.com: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb120628jimmy_cliff/hd-showcase.

REBIRTH paired Jimmy Cliff with the award-winning producer and punk legend Tim Armstrong, who produced the 13-track album. Armstrong also produced Cliff’s Sacred Fire EP, released late in 2011. Rolling Stone magazine hailed Cliff’s hotly anticipated return to form as his “best music in decades” and named REBIRTH one of 2012’s top albums. REBIRTHdebuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart and held the top position for five weeks straight.



1. Trapped
2. Guns Of Brixton
3. World Upside Down
4. Wonderful World, Beautiful People
5. You Can Get It If You Really Want
6. Children’s Bread
7. Many Rivers To Cross
8. I Can See Clearly Now
9. One More