KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fans of veteran reggae group Third World won’t have to wait much longer for the group’s new album, which is slated to be released in August.
Stephen “Cat” Coore, the band’s guitarist revealed that Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, the producer on the album, will be the once to announce album details, including the title and prospective singles, in early July.
Loving You is Easy, the lead single from the album was released three months ago.
Third World has performed a couple of songs from the album during recent shows in Greece, Germany, France, Malta, and South Africa. The album will be the band’s first studio effort since Under The Magic Sun which came out in 2014.
The group, which was formed in 1973, will play a 45th-anniversary show on July 5 at The Casino at Dania Beach in South Florida. They officially observed the milestone last year, but none of those shows were done in Florida where band members live.
Coore, who started Third World with keyboardist Ibo Cooper, is the lone original member. Cooper left the band in 1996.
Third World had a golden period during the 1970s and 1980s when it released outstanding albums like the self-titled debut, Journey to Addis, and Sense of Purpose.
At the Dania Beach gig, Coore and his bandmates will honour 12 persons who have been associated with Third World over the years.