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Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Rockers
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island
Release Date: 7/30/2002
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Reggae, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731458615927

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Must hear, must see, must own
Nico | subterranean | 11/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must hear soundtrack and a must see movie! Great versions of extra classics. The Abyssinians harmonizing Satta Massagana with Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus on the hand-drums! Never mind that, not on actual soundtrack. I ask the producers a huge question as to why? And that is just the beginning. Listen for Spear all alone vocally (actually Horsemouth sitting next to him with his head bobbing to imaginary beats!) Big big smile. Love this movie! Spin the sountrack."
A Critical and Essential Reggae Collection
Gordon Kyd | Sydney, NSW Australia | 07/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The 'Rockers' soundtrack is a showcase of some of the best Jamaican roots rock reggae artists from this glorious, original and fruitful era in reggaes history! Every track and artist sounds totally unique which, for a genre that often gets labelled as sounding all the same, is a testament to it's magic.

I would go as far as saying that this soundtrack is the starting point for anyone unfamiliar with roots reggae who wants to delve further. All the tunes on this soundtrack play an immensely important part in the mood of the film, drenching the viewer in the sounds of Kingston and taking you back to it's studios, streets, bars and sound system parties of the late 70's.

The immortal track 'Graduation In Zion' by the brilliant and mysterious Kiddus I is one of the highlight moments of the soundtrack. The scene in which this song if played within the film is an absolute cracker, showing the inner space of the legendary Channel 1 studios and displays a window into the recording process of the time. Lookout for Robbie Shakespeare and Earl 'China' Smith! Another spectacular tune is Third World's version of The Abyssinians 'Satta Amasa Gana'. All I can say is it is musician's reggae, a brilliant production and a killer performance. There are so many magic songs on this album, too many to list without sounding ridiculous.

As this is a remastered version of this album, there is even more incentive to grab it. The original mastering of the album was somewhat thin and lackluster however the quality of the songs were unquestionably fantastic.

Get it!"