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Wednesday, Dec 16 2015 | 09:38
Image: 1599999 First Ever Reissue Of This Classic Channel 1 Material.
Housed In A Two Color Silk Screened Jacket With An 18” x 24”
Poster Of The Iconic Cover Art.
"Revolutionaries Sounds Vol. 2" is the stellar 1979 follow up to the groundbreaking 1976 self-titled first volume.
The Revolutionaries were the house band of Channel 1 studios, and their style defined the sound of reggae in the second half
of the 1970's. The band was a who's who of the top players of the decade, featuring the core unit of Sly Dunbar,
Robbie Shakespeare, Ranchie McLean and Rad Bryan. Augmented by a revolving cast of the top hornsmen, keyboard/organ
players and percussionists, The Revolutionaries not only backed the in-house production output of their "home base" studio of
Channel 1, but countless other productions done by producers renting the studio. The 1976 first volume released in Jamaica
was an instrumental affair, with the iconic Che Guevara image by Ras Daniel Heartman on the cover complimenting the militant
sounds contained on the album. For this 1979 follow-up originally released in the UK, Che again adorns the album, with the
tracks being a mixture of classic instrumentals recorded at various points in the few preceding years, and then previously
unreleased dubs to some of the studio's hardest original rhythms, such as Alton Ellis' "Tell Me" and the Enforcer's "Ride on
Marcus." Previous to this album, some of these tracks had been coveted dubplates on the sound system scene of the day.
Reissued for the first time ever, this is a fantastic touchstone for fans of '70s roots reggae, and with a terrific selection of tunes
that should satisfy the hardcore roots fans, serious dub heads and across-the-board reggae fans just the same.

A1. Tension
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A3. Strain
A4. Severe
A5. Rigid
B1. Intense
B2. Retribution
B3. Drastic
B4. Energy
B5. Urgency Available from 27.11.2015
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