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IanB
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Edited Dec 17, 2009, 09:19
Re: UK Reggae Greats
Dec 17, 2009, 09:14
I have a sneaking suspicion that you would really enjoy "Handsworth Revolution". It's structured like a rock record rather than being an amalgam of singles and filler. It's a serious record lyrically but has a lot in common with the production of a band like Third World. Not to say it is soft by any means but it is really light and airy.

Thirty plus years on it stands up better as a 38 minute listening experience than most records from that era in any genre.

"Dread Beat N Blood" would be my other choice for the casual listener as it is so single minded. It's the reggae equivalent of something like the first Suicide album - music stripped to essentials.

Though neither is really representative of the scene as a whole.
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