Boomkat Product Review:
There's a difficult call to make here. If you've got the Soul jazz retrospective, then this could be essential as well, but seriously all cd buyers should wait until the Blood & Fire - Champion In The Arena CD comes out soon, to make an informed decision. Eight tracks in common with this release, however if you just can't wait or need some of these priceless tunes on vinyl, then this should do in the meantime. "Drum Song", originally a John Holt b-side, and the root of a 1000 plus riddims leads tings off, and its unimpeachable stuff to this day. Mittoo just seems to have the happy knack of versioning popular tunes, with his own heavy sound, and coming out sounding entirely distinctive. 'Big bad organ' was around on one of the Peckings's Studio One collections a few years ago, but is still worth checking for those of you without this awesome piece. These all have mastered from vinyl ambience to them, so as i say, anyone not ready to await the superior Blood & Fire release on cd format should check it out.