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  • 2 Tone: The Albums 8CD Box set Two Tone

    2 Tone: The Albums 8CD Box set Two Tone

    £36.99
    TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label spawned a youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles throughout it's tenure including the aforementioned Specials. This 40th Anniversary 8-CD Collection contains the first 8 albums released on the label, with offerings by The Specials, The Selecter and Rico, along with the sought-after live concert album 'Dance Craze' and the 'This Are Two Tone' which includes a host of non-album releases. Disc 1: The Specials 'Special' (1979) - Disc 2: The Selecter 'Too Much Pressure' (1980) - Disc 3: The Specials 'More Specials' (1980) - Disc 4: Various Artists 'Dance Craze' (1981) - Disc 5: Rico 'That Man Is Forward' [1981] - Disc 6: Rico 'Jama Rico' [1982] - Disc 7: Various Artists 'This Are Two Tone' [1983] - Disc 8: The Special Aka 'In the Studio' [1984]
  • Down In Jamaica: 40 Years Of VP Records

    Down In Jamaica: 40 Years Of VP Records

    £120.00
    Featuring 101 different artists, Down In Jamaica tells this story in detail through a chronological survey of the key songs that helped define the company from early singles on obscure sublabels to the well-known VP Records brand that brought Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, and others into the international mainstream. Curated by Carter Van Pelt, VP Records’ Director Of Catalog Development, the set contains four 7-inch singles, four 12-inch singles, and four CDs, the first configuration of its kind in a box set package. The singles format was the dominant vehicle for Jamaican music from its inception, and the collection tells the story almost entirely from singles. The set takes its name from Red Fox and Naturalee’s 1989 single.
  • The Trojan Story 50th Anniversary Box set (3LP) Trojan Records

    The Trojan Story 50th Anniversary Box set (3LP) Trojan Records

    £49.99
    One of the most significant collections in Trojan’s immense catalogue, the ‘The Trojan Story’ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the country’s Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the island’s musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojan’s label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell relates the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.
  • The Trojan Story 50th Anniversary Boxset 3CD Trojan Records

    The Trojan Story 50th Anniversary Boxset 3CD Trojan Records

    £18.00
    One of the most significant collections in Trojan’s immense catalogue, the ‘The Trojan Story’ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the country’s Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the island’s musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojan’s label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection.
  • Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7" Vinyl Box Set 10 x 7" singles Trojan

    Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7" Vinyl Box Set 10 x 7" singles Trojan

    £55.00
    Comprising 20 rare and previously unreleased ska tracks, direct from the vaults of Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle catalogue, this sumptuous box set includes ten 7” singles and presented in a vintage style sleeve Although all but one of the recordings on the set have never seen issue until now, the quality of the music remains of the highest order, and features many of Jamaica’s finest talents from the era, all backed by Kingston’s finest session players. Housed in a handsomely designed box and also including a stylishly designed inlay featuring a fascinating essay from noted vintage Jamaican music expert, Brian Keyo, the set provides the opportunity for fans to own some of the finest long lost treasures the ska era without the need of taking out a mortgage.