Natural Reaction was the last studio album of original songs that the band recorded last century. It was also the last collaboration with Neil Fraser aka The Mad Professor but the first that was recorded and mixed at Ariwa Studios in London.
Charles Bryan, one of the singers, Trevor Seivwright, the drummer, and Derrick King, the bass player had left the band by the time the band started recording this album. And this provided the opportunity to try something a little bit different. The band teamed up with talented multi-instrumentalist Black Steel who was doing a lot of work for Ariwa at the time and he laid the bass, drums and keyboards for the tracks. It was the first time that Black Roots had used a digital sound to build their tracks but it gave it a new edge.
Originally released in October 1990, on Vinyl, CD and Cassette, Nubian Records first made Natural Reaction available on Digital Down on 17th February 2015.
released October 8, 1990
All songs composed by Black Roots
Published by Nubian Music
Bass, drums and additional overdubs Black Steel
Produced by Mad Professor
Recorded and mixed at Ariwa Studio, London
Cover illustration Andy Spence