Wooden adapter could have been better tho. Great for any collection. One person found this helpful. From the gorgeous embossed Trojan Logo artwork and attached card rear, the arm-wrestling weight and silk ribbon inside to lift out the snazzy contents - it's a beautiful thing to hold in your grubby paws for sure. Bluntly you're probably going to get more actual discography info from this review than you will from the reissue itself.
There's a lot of Reggae in your Jeggae to get through, so here goes Real Reggae Music ft. The first two albums simple take the bulk of CD1 from the six-disc Box Set "The Story Of Trojan Records" and transfer 24 of its 25 songs onto two LPs with tracks on each record to allow for fidelity and aural punch - a smart move because these LPs sound fabulous.
The colour-coded artwork for each long-player is cute if not a little dull no inner sleeves either and I can't help thinking that it would have been better to present the first two as a double-album simply called "Trojan Hits" in a gatefold sleeve. That would have allowed the inner gatefold to be used as a pictorial display for all those fantastic UK 7" single labels I've catalogued above thereby giving newbies a taste of what original 60ts and 70ts fans loved so much about Trojan Records and its subsidiary labels - the aural AND visual impact.
It's a very nice touch actually, as fans wanting to find these niche 45s would have to resort to expensive auction sites to acquire them. Duplication between the CDs and Vinyl is also at a minimum and there is even a couple of Previously Unreleased cuts on LP4 alongside 70ts single side rarities never before on a long-player.
TR in the run-out grooves. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. Burial Of Longshot, Pt. I" by Prince Of Darkness 5. Love Is Overdue, Pt. It's so cool to see race-breaker covers like "Love Of The Common People" by Nicky Thomas a black and white child kissing innocently and Greyhound's "Black And White" where two different colour hands intertwine as one.
Being Reggae and Ska - fruitiness and crudity were never far away either - a working girl with handbag hanging outside the market in "Brixton Cat" - a Blue Cat Records compilation the lady was Joe Mansano's sister-in-law Peggy Jackson, Joe managed "Joe's Record Centre" in Granville Arcade in Brixton that stocked all the Trojan labels - Millie semi-naked astride a banana for 's "Time Will Tell" - a biddy in a doorway giving the finger to Judge Dread on his notorious "Dreadmania" LP from featuring the decidedly naughty "Big Seven" and the exploits of Little Jack Horner not thinking about a corner.
But a real downside is no track-lists - nor even an indication as to whether or not any songs from these pictured LPs are in the box or where to find them if they are.
The two CD sets have no annotation at all except basic catalogue numbers nor do the LPs or sevens. That many of these are non-album B-sides, which to my knowledge have never made it onto digital until now is all the more sweet.
The Audio is of course a wildly mixed bag ranging from gutbucket-rough to gut-punch good - but while you wouldn't say the wickedly cool Ska instrumentals of 'Pt.
II' of "Burial Of Longshot" by George Lee or "Piccadilly Hop" by the Hippy Boys for instance is Steely Dan in their aural perfection - the sheer good-time vibe it and so many other songs evoke wipes all other considerations out of the equation.
Aunty Harriet in Seven Sisters would approve and that's good enough for me Great deal. Lots of good stuff in here! This box set is awesome!
Worth every penny. However the 45 adapter is super cheap. Llego en excelentes condiciones. Ame los discos. Muchas gracias! Translate review to English. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Okay, I'll break this review down into two sections. The first being presentation and construction. The second section being musical content. Papa Jay Radio Smorgasbord. Barry Whalley. Winston Jeune. Martin Socha. David Morton. Chip Moeser.
Judd Evans. Antonio Taylor. Revolt of the Apes. Jeremiah Lee. Charles Muccia. Andrew Dubber. Richard Phillips. Tucked away sound. Stephen Connacher. Sotirios Balokas. Sheel Dread. Jayden Erhcetua. Michael Bugeja. William Raybould. Erich Natraj. Stephen Torley. Christakis Evripidou DJ Monday. Dj ByrNe. Carnastoan provide a brilliant upbeat dance reggae mix not dissimilar to the sort of stuff that Adrian Sherwood and On U-Sound would become synonymous with years later.
Maybe showing that whilst Sherwood is often credited as being a ground-breaker, he was also serving to add his own incredible skills to a sound that was in desperate need of greater exposure.
Further inclusions come from the mighty Capital Letters and the unbelievably talented Benjamin Zephaniah whose respective tracks I Will Never and Unite Handsworth were pivotal milestones in the 70s and 80s reggae scene.
We are also treated to a real gem in Instruments by Mystic Foundation which has remained unreleased for 30 years, quite remarkable considering the quality of the track.
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Reggae Explosion. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Audio CD "Please retry". Register a free business account. Product details Package Dimensions : 5. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.The Midlands Roots Explosion Vol 1 (Reggae Archive Records) LP / CD / DL. Out: 29 June 9 / Reggae Archive Records release a compilation of rare and unreleased tracks from Midlands acts. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates reviews. In many ways it’s pointless reviewing an album like The Midlands Roots Explosion.