Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 2LP Trojan Records

Product code: 4050538771992
£25.49

Preorder now for release date of 27th May 2022.

The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.

Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.

Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.

Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.

Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.

With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.

Track Listing 

LP1 - SIDE 1:
A1. Silly Games – Janet Kay
A2. Hopelessly In Love – Carroll Thompson
A3. I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks - Brown Sugar
A4. I’m Still In Love With You – Marcia Aitken
A5. Keep It Like It Is - Louisa Mark
A6. Can’t Go Through With Life - Marie Pierre
A7. Caught You In A Lie – Louisa Mark

LP1 - SIDE 2:
B1. We’ve Got A Good Thing Going – Sugar Minott
B2. Money In My Pocket – Dennis Brown
B3. You Make Me Feel So Good – Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan
B4. Dim The Light – Winston Reedy
B5. Someone Loves You, Honey – June ‘J.C.’ Lodge
B6. Taxi – Leroy Brown

LP2 - SIDE 1:
C1. Night Nurse – Gregory Isaacs
C2. I’m So Sorry – Carroll Thompson
C3. Getting Cozy - The In Crowd
C4. When Push Comes To Shove – Freddie McGregor
C5. Lovers Race - Sugar Minott
C6. Wildfire – Dennis Brown & John Holt

LP2 - SIDE 2:
D1. I’m Still Waiting – Delroy Wilson
D2. Walk Away - Marie Pierre
D3. Love Has Found A Way – Dennis Brown
D4. Paradise (In Your Eyes) – Winston Reedy
D5. Ghetto Queen – John Holt
D6. Key To The World – Ruddy Thomas
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Label: Trojan Records
Release Date: 27/05/2022
Format: Double Vinyl LP (2xLP)

Brand Trojan Records
Condition New
Product Code 4050538771992
Weight 0.21kg