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Lee 'Scratch' Perry - King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry - King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

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Release Date: 26/08/2022
Format: 2LP
Label: Trojan
Catalogue Number: 4050538781748


Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..

The deluxe box set comprises four vinyl LPs and four CD sets featuring his best known and most influential recordings including a previously unreleased mix of Junior Murvin’s powerful ‘Police And Thieves’, UK chart-buster ‘Hurt So Good’ by Susan Cadogan and the Upsetters’ boss reggae classic ‘Return Of Django’, as well as numerous major Jamaican hits.

Also included in the set is a 50 page fully illustrated page book, penned by Scratch’s official biographer, David Katz and featuring an array photos by celebrated photographer Adrian Boot, and a newly designed two sided full colour 24” x 24” poster.

The 2x gatefold LP and 2x CD set collection focus upon of the legendary music-maker’s best known productions from the Sixties and Seventies, performed by some of the giants of Jamaican music, with both extensive notes on the man whose talent and imagination took reggae to new heights of excellence.

Tracklist:

LP 1
Side 1:
1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles

Side 2:
1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
6. Stay Dread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
7. Sipple Out Deh – Max Romeo

LP2
Side 1:
1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
2. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
3. Sons Of Slaves – Junior Delgado

Side 2:
1. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
2. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
3. I Am Madman – Lee “Scratch” Perry
4. Exodus - Lee “Scratch” Perry
5. Jamaican ET - Lee “Scratch” Perry

* Previously Unreleased
+ Previously Unreleased Digitally

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