Boomkat Product Review:
Quite a treat awaiting here for the unsuspecting reggae faithful - as always with Soul jazz chock full of a bunch of big tunes - but here in version form lies some of the freshest rhythms and most radical revisions of some of the greatest Studio One music. Essentially the works of Clement Dodd himself, ably assisted and in cases replaced by Sylvan Morris, the Dancing Operator, as he was known by bands of the day. Check the dub to Burning Spear's 'Swell headed', or 'Skylarking', 'No No No', 'Mr Bassie', 'Run, Run', 'Pretty Looks', 'Take A Ride' each and everyone a masterpiece in their original forms. Here: travel inner space with echo, full reverb, equalised, dropped in and out, twisted to perfection then wrinsed out, emerging wearing different colours altogether. The darkest and the absolute deepest in the series - naturally essential.