Pato Banton (born Patrick Murray) is a reggae singer and toaster from Birmingham, England. He began recording in 1982, appearing on "Pato and Roger a Go Talk" (from Special Beat Service) with Ranking Roger of English Beat. He was one of the guest artists that appeared on the UB40 album Baggariddim in 1985. His solo debut was 1987's Never Give In, which included a collaboration with Paul Shaffer. After an EP in 1988, Banton released a more pop-oriented LP, Visions of the World, followed by 1990's Wize Up! (No Compromise), which included a college radio hit in Spirits in the Material World (The Police cover) and another collaboration, "Wize Up!", this time with David Hinds of Steel Pulse.
Banton then worked on a live album and with Mad Professor, and then released 1992's Universal Love. After a 1994 British #1 hit in Baby Come Back (originally by Eddy Grant performing with The Equals), with Robin and Ali Campbell of UB40, a best-of album was released. 1996's Stay Positive was followed by
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Track listing: Revelation / ExodusSituation CrazyStay PositiveJammingOne World (Not Three)Legalize It! (a cappella)Don't Sniff CokeMy Opinion / What the World Needs Now Is Love
Track listing: Now GenerationBubbling HotGwarnGo PatoNicenessJammingStay PositiveGroovin'Tudo De BomBaby Come BackOne Wolrd Is EnoughSettle SatanLife Is a Miracle
Track listing: Legalize It!Life Is a Miracle (Miracle mix)Are You Ready??? (Judgement Day)Time Come (feat. Audrey Murray)Never Too LateMovin'Sweet Reggae MusicGood Old DaysX Amount of LoveUnited We StandLegalize It! (Legal mix)Life Is a MiracleAre You Ready???Time Come (remix)Good Old Days (Good Old mix)Mama Nature
Track listing: Life Is a MiracleGood Old DaysLetta to the President (Legalize It)MovinOcean Warriors (Never Too Late)X Amount of LoveSweet Reggae MusicAre You ReadyMama Nature (Surf Rider)Time ComeGood Old Days (remix)Letta to the President (remix)Bubblin Hot (feat. Ranking Roger)
Track listing: Now GenerationBubbling HotGwarnGo PatoNicenessJammingStay PositiveGroovin'Tudo de BomBaby Come BackOne World Is EnoughSettle SatanLife Is a Miracle
Track listing: Now GenerationGroovin'Stay PositiveLive as OneSending All My LoveOne PeopleRwandaOne LoveVen a Mi FiestaGotta Be a ChangeDeeper Than the SurfaceRevelationSpirits in the Material World (LP version)
Track listing: Baby Come Back (feat. Ali & Robin Campbell)Bubbling Hot (feat. Ranking Roger)Tudo de BomWize Up!One World (Not Three)Root, Rock, ReggaeBad Man and Woman (new version)Never Give InSave Your SoulAll Drugs OutPato's Opinion, Part 2Don't Sniff CokeGo PatoGwarn!
Track listing: Go PatoUniversal LoveSave Your SoulBubbling Hot (feat. Ranking Roger)United We StandToo Many HomelessSame Old GameOnly LoveDoctors of LoveWarOne World (Not Three)
Track listing: Don't WorryDon't Sniff CokeNicenessToo Many HomelessAll Drugs OutFrom Now OnHandsworth RiotRoots, Rock, ReggaeSettle SatanGwarn!Never Give In
Track listing: From Now OnGive a Little LoveSituation CrazyWize Up!Don't Stop the MusicNicenessI'm AddictedAll Drugs OutCelebrate (Mandela's Freedom)Spirits in the Material World
Track listing: Mad Professor Captures Pato BantonGwarn! (Go On)Nuff Kind of DreadKing StepGive Me OilMy OpinionRecapturedRiotSatanTek Me TimeMr. SinghWorriesLive as One
Track listing: Third World CountryBad Man and WomanRoots, Rock, ReggaeWishing on a StarPressureVisions of the WorldReady Me ReadyJah's ReggaePato's Opinion, Part 2Never Give In
Track listing: Pato & Roger Come AgainNever Give InDon't Sniff CokeSettle SatanHello ToshDon't WorryHandsworth RiotGwarn!Too Much WarPato's OpinionKing StepAbsolute Perfection