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Complete UK Upsetters Singles Coll 2
Various Artists
Complete UK Upsetters Singles Coll 2
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #2

The second of 4 volumes chronologically covering every 7in release of Jamaican music put out by the Upsetter label between 1969-1971, of which there are over 100. All 50 tracks featured here are on CD for the first time, a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Complete UK Upsetters Singles Coll 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 6/25/2002
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 060768028326

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The second of 4 volumes chronologically covering every 7in release of Jamaican music put out by the Upsetter label between 1969-1971, of which there are over 100. All 50 tracks featured here are on CD for the first time, and most are rare tunes available for the first time in over 30 years! Also contains a 48 page booklet. Featured artists include Lee Perry & The Upsetters, The Untouchables, Dave Barker & The Upsetters and Bob Marley & The Wailers. The full title is 'Complete U.K. Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 2'. Comes in a gatefold digip

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CD Reviews

Skip the terrible pap - uh, pop - and step back
Derrick A. Smith | USA | 04/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Like everyone except Christ, Lee Perry was, after all, human. This set is the second in Trojan's series of two-disc volumes collecting every Upsetter label 45 rpm single the producer leased to the company from 1969 to 1973. As such, it's a look at his technical and musical progression from silly experiments to serious experimentation. This second volume drops us into the pivotal year of 1970. Scratch is crudely splicing together previous hits into loungy pastiches, perfecting his bass sound, jumping on the DJ bandwagon, divining the hidden talents of Bob Marley and the Wailers, and continuing to record oppressively banal Jamaican pop tunes, while on the side he's running a record shop complete with a bar (where alcohol is not the only intoxicant served.) It's the banal vocal tracks that weigh down this collection, the least of which are covers of Northern Hemisphere hits like "Let it Be" and "Spinning Wheel". But when the Upsetter gathers the Upsetters and lets the tapes roll, later interjecting obscure effects-laden vocals (or overdubbing a hypercharged Dave Barker) or dropping out certain tracks at unexpected moments, all is well and you got yerself some funky, silly, yet edgy classics."