Rising Above Bedlam

Rising Above Bedlam is an album by Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart, released by Oval Records in 1991.[2][3]

Rising Above Bedlam (On an Elevated Section of Motorway)
Studio album by
Released30 September 1991
StudioOval Studios, Alaska Studios, Greenhouse Studio, London
GenreWorld Music
LabelOval Records (UK), East West (WMG) (US)
ProducerInvaders of the Heart
Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart chronology
Without Judgement

Rising Above Bedlam (On an Elevated Section of Motorway)
Take Me To God

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 1992 Mercury Prize.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

Trouser Press called the album "ambitious" and "a refreshing departure from some of the flat, occasionally tedious and self-conscious material [Wobble] lobbed out in the '80s."[2] The Rough Guide To Rock praised "Visions of You" and "Bomba," writing that they made the album "worthwhile."[5]

Track listingEdit

1."Visions of You" (featuring the vocals of Sinéad O'Connor)Jah Wobble, Justin Adams, John Reynolds5:34
2."Relight The Flame"Wobble, Adams, Natacha Atlas4:13
3."Bomba"Wobble, Adams, Mark Ferda, Atlas, Nick Burton, Dawson Miller5:54
4."Ungodly Kingdom"Wobble, Adams, Ferda4:31
5."Rising Above Bedlam"Wobble, Adams, Michel Schoots3:47
6."Erzulie"Wobble, Adams, Atlas7:02
7."Everyman's An Island"Wobble, Adams, Ferda6:29
8."Soledad"Wobble, Adams, Atlas5:46
9."Sweet Divinity"Wobble, Adams, Ferda4:17
10."Wonderful World"Wobble, Adams4:00


  • Jah Wobble - bass, vocals, keyboards, drum programming, timbales
  • Justin Adams - electric guitar, Spanish guitar, Arabic percussion, saz, vocals
  • Mark Ferda - keyboards, drum programming, sampler, effects


  1. ^ "Rising Above Bedlam". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jah Wobble". Trouser Press. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, concise 5th edition, pub. Omnibus Press July 2007, p736.
  4. ^ "Rocklist.net...Mercury/Nationwide Music Prize". RockListMusic.co.UK. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides Ltd. 1999. p. 1097.