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Format: CD
Sku: 216756918
UPC: 689492102821
UPC 14: 00689492102821
Release Date: 8/31/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dub Plate Pressure ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
2. Lama Lava Mix One ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
3. Groove Dubber ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
4. Groove Rider ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
5. Jucky Skank ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
6. Chim Cherie ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
7. Rightful Organiser, The ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
8. Stagger ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
9. Big Neck Cut ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
10. Zeal of the Lord ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
11. Dub of the Lord ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
12. Returning Wax ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
13. Bushdub Corntrash ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
14. From Dub Four ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
15. Roots Train Number Two ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
16. Locks In the Dublight ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
17. Moonlight Version ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
18. Dub History ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry
19. Groovy Dub ~ Lee "Scratch" Perry

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Lee "Scratch" Perry (percussion); Earl "Chinna" Smith , Ernest Ranglin, Geoffrey Chung, Willie Lindo (guitar); Egbert Evans (flute); Augustus Pablo (melodica); Herman Marquis (alto saxophone); Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, Glen DaCosta (tenor saxophone); David Madden, Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Vincent Don D Junior Gordon (trombone); Keith Sterling, Theophilus Beckford (piano); Winston Brubeck Wright, Robbie Lyn (organ); Lowell "Sly" Dunbar, Lloyd "Tinleg" Adams, Basil "Benbow" Creary, Mikey "Boo" Richards (drums); Noel "Scully" Simms, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion); Aura Lewis, The Full Experience, Candy McKenzie, Pamela Reed (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recording information: The Black Ark, Kingston, Jamaica.
Muze PNote Photographer: Dennis Morris .
Muze PNote Those who are at all familiar with the production style of Lee "Scratch" Perry will know that it's best to expect the unexpected. At any given moment, you may hear a creaking door, a flushing toilet, a lyric about Kentucky Fried Chicken, or the importance of proper bathing practices, or (perhaps weirdest of all) the lowing of the famous Cow of the Black Ark. However, even by Perry's usual bizarre standards, the dub plates and sound system specials brought together in this compilation are seriously out there. Some of the "rhythms" (or basic instrumental tracks) will be familiar to longstanding fans of the Black Ark: there are several cuts on the "Dreadlocks in Moonlight" rhythm (one of them appears to be a previously unreleased vocal version), a super-rare dub version of Junior Murvin's "Roots Train Number One," and alternate mixes of "Bushweed Corntrash," "Dub Organiser," and "Groovy Situation." But the 70-minute program includes some serious obscurities as well, and some of them are downright frightening: "Groove Dubber" and "Groove Rider" are both built on a starkly minimalist one-chord rhythm whose insistent repetitiveness and creepy analog drum-machine sound anticipate the earliest digital dancehall reggae grooves by a good ten years; "From Dub Four," a dub cut on a Clive Hylton song that may or may not have originally been "Judgement Day," is so weirdly muffled and drastically dubbed-up that it is genuinely scary to listen to. (And it's not clear how much of the sonic weirdness stems from deliberate production choices and how much comes from the low quality of the source tape; this being a Pressure Sounds release, every effort has been made to clean up the sound, but the ultimate deciding factor for inclusion is musical quality, not sound quality.) This is not easy listening music, and even established fans of vintage roots reggae are likely to find it challenging; however, for Scratch's worldwide cult, this disc is something very much like the Holy Grail: a generous collection of never-before-heard material from the Black Ark studio, truly the Holy of Holies when it comes to experimental dub. ~ Rick Anderson

Engineer: David Blackman

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Associated Artists and Works

Bovell, Dennis
Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell
King Tubby
Lee Perry
Mad Professor
Marley, Bob
Marley, Bob (Reggae)
Native (Reggae)
On-U Sound System
Professor, Mad
Sherwood, Adrian
Tubby, King
Upsetters (Reggae) (The)
Upsetters (The)
Wailers (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/31/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : PSCD68
Music Label Name Label : Pressure Sounds
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00689492102821

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a wonderfully nourishing listen, mixing the poppy and the abstract, the playful and the profound."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Perry,Lee "scratch"
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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