Never Give In

Released: 08-Jul-1987″Pato Banton has been a force on the reggae scene for almost twenty-five years and continues to inspire.” — Orange County Register

In the mid-1980s a young, hungry Pato Banton was making noise in the UK as an integral part of the move to establish a vital reggae culture in the European nation. After rehearsals and shows around the UK and Europe, and a classic Mad Professor collaboration already under his belt, Banton went on to record his second album, Never Give In. It remains his best-selling album to date, and the most celebrated by the numerous American musicians who have come to proclaim him among their greatest influences. The Beastie Boys famously sampled his lyrics on their Paul’s Boutique record, and Queen Latifah’s biggest hit, “U.N.I.T.Y.”, was a direct interpolation of his original lyrics as well. Everyone from Sublime to Jack Johnson and Damian Marley, as well as countless others, continues to hold Pato Banton in the highest regard.

After years of chart success and continuous touring, Banton decided to step away from the music business and continue on his path of “Positivity.” In the comfort of his own home studio, he acquired the help of longtime friend and top producer Paul Horton to record his tenth album, Life is a Miracle, which gained a Grammy nomination and clearly defined the lyrical, musical, and spiritual growth of this outstanding artist.

Now, Pato Banton has gained back the rights to his masterpiece Never Give In, and has selected independent reggae-loving SoCal label Cornerstone Recording Arts Society to re-release a 20th anniversary edition of the gem, with updated special packaging and bonus tracks

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