Sylford Walker’s heart stopping 70’s recordings for Glen Brown are rightfully regarded as holy relics of reggae.
The Lamb’s Bread album gathers up these classic sides and once again makes them available to the roots disciples.
Mixed by King Tubby at King Tubby’s, recorded at Randy’s, Channel One, Federal & Harry J’s with Jamaica’s finest musicians on board (Flabba Holt, Family Man, Carlton Barrett, Tommy McCook).
The CD remastered reissue also includes Welton Irie’s top-ranking ‘Ghettoman Corner’ set riding many of the deep roots rhythms (‘Slaving’, ‘Glen Brown at Cross Roads’, Cleanliness is Godliness’) as featured on the Sylford Walker boomshots.
Awarded a five star review by Rolling Stone magazine on it’s original 1978 release, ‘Africa Must Be Free By 1983’ was met with great acclaim and has gone on to be one the most sought after of all roots reggae classic albums.
The dub companion mixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s featured, as well as dubs from the vocal album, a searing cut to ‘Great Tribulation’, entitled ‘Western Kingston Style’ along with ‘Sufferer Dub’ a version to Pablo’s ‘Sufferer’s Choice’.
Re-mastered and re-sequenced ‘showcase style’ the album is a fitting testament to two titans of reggae that were taken from us far too soon.
40th anniversary edition of the classic ‘Two Sevens Clash’ album now expanded to
2 CD or 3 LP set including 12” disco mixes, DJ cuts and dubs.
‘Two Sevens Clash’ from Culture was the must-have reggae accessory for any self-respecting music fan back in that long hot summer of ‘77. Loaded up with hit anthems like “See Them A Come”, “I Am Not Ashamed”, “Natty Dread Taking Over” and the prophetic title track.
“One of the 50 coolest records ever made” – Rolling Stone
This deluxe 3CD edition is the first to feature the now almost impossible to find, original mix of the album, unavailable since producer Lee Perry withdrew the set in 1977.
Also included, together with the more well-known mix, are dubs, disco mixes, seven and twelve inch versions and ‘Don’t Blame It On I’ an overlooked previously unreleased track unearthed, too late to include on the Blood & Fire release, by Steve Barrow and David Katz in 1997.
20 years after the release of Blood & Fire’s outstanding but now deleted ‘Heart Of The Congos’ reissue, VP /17 North Parade released this now definitive 2017 remastered 3CD edition put together with both respect and gratitude to that illustrious antecedent