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Ben Lion - Clive Bradley - Pantonic Steel Orchestra

The classic Ben Lion as arranged by Clive Bradley and performed by Pantonic Steel Orchestra. The orchestras was captured by Basement Recordings right before they took the stage for panorama 2002 in New York with over 130 players. click for full review by music standout Frankie McIntosh - http://www.panonthenet.com/articles/reviews/fmc3.htm

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Comment by Cecil hinkson on November 22, 2018 at 2:26pm

There is little one can say about a Bradley arrangement that has not been said. HE WAS ALWAYS OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Comment by Pan Times on July 26, 2015 at 4:52pm

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Comment by winston mauricette on February 16, 2012 at 10:19am
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What a beautiful arrrangement of this tune.

Comment by Alan Field on March 9, 2011 at 12:10pm
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The Best !!

Comment by Bugs on December 5, 2010 at 9:15pm
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@ Cassie - this is one of the all time greats.


Comment by Earl Brooks Jr on December 5, 2010 at 8:09pm
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damn this song was so on point, i wish i got the opportunity you guys had of working with 1 of my top rated arrangers of all time :(

Comment by Cassie Marie Bradley on December 5, 2010 at 6:34pm
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This goes hard....I love this arrangement! ;)

Comment by Rum-Pan on August 24, 2010 at 6:26pm
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Evergreen melody.Soft-Performance like a Touch of Angels! All in all !!! My Eternal Thanks: Maestro Clive Bradley & Pantonic Steel Orchestra!

Comment by Keston 'Philmore' Marchan on August 2, 2010 at 8:36pm
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Just amazing d boss at work

Comment by Gerry Kangalee on August 2, 2010 at 12:00pm
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Oh Bradley!! So Bradley

Comment by Tim Holder on July 27, 2010 at 6:44pm
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simple and nice

Comment by Brian C. Alleyne on July 25, 2010 at 9:40pm
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It is true only the good die young.Clive arrangements were simple and brilliant.

Comment by Gus Hinkson on September 4, 2013 at 2:20am

Simply AWESOME!!! Music would form a powerful backdrop of events that have followed since.  The subtext of this may be the "Clash Of Cultures".  Is there such a thing as a "limited strike?"  It may be Ben Lion today but You tomorrow.  A lot there, even MLK talking about the consequences of military aggression.   "Collective security..."

Comment by Calypsud Steelbands on November 6, 2011 at 9:41am
Comment by Curtis Betaudier on November 5, 2011 at 5:18pm
I have to agree with Pan Times. I've always spoken about that freedom you hear, with Brads in New York. You also hear that freedom with all the bands he arranged for in Trinidad, with the exception of Desperadoes. I still say that 'Picture On My Wall" by Pantonic, is the sweetest panorama tune I've ever heard. That freedom comes from absolute respect by players and management, for genius........although they may not fully understand what the maestro is doing. One example of the total opposite was "Music In We Blood" by Desperadoes.
Comment by Pan Times on November 5, 2011 at 4:46pm
Massai, Bradley had complete freedom in New York.  There were no restrictions musically in New York. He was free of "Dinosaurs" has he called them.  The Pantonic players adored him. They were his children and they could play anything he wanted. Pantonic's management were not threaten by the Bradley spotlight. From a music standpoint New York is much more liberal in its tunes for panorama. The result is a Bradley you never saw in Trinidad.  Stranger, Darling, Celebrate, Ben Lion, Tell Me Why, Dingolay - known of the bands touch these tunes for panorama in Trinidad.
Comment by masai hall on November 5, 2011 at 4:08pm
The most superlative arrangement of a TnT tune ever done.  The man Bradley IS a genius.  Notice I did not say "was".
Comment by HAZEL JOHN on August 6, 2011 at 7:00pm

This was one of the most unforgettable PANORAMA IN 2002.


Hazel John

Comment by Rum-Pan on May 6, 2011 at 6:54am
Comment by angela margaret haynes-young on May 4, 2011 at 3:53pm
Souns good but i think Phase 11 as a dynamic version

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