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Gregory Isaacs - Mr Isaacs (17 North Parade / VP) 2xCD

Gregory Isaacs - Mr Isaacs (17 North Parade / VP) 2xCD
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Track Listing / Description Classic album from the late, great Gregory Isaacs.  Originally released in 1977 / 78 on DEB in the UK and producer Ossie Hibbert's Earthquake label in Jamaica.  Featuring the Revolutionaries on the excellent backing tracks, Gregory covers Billy Vera & Judy Clay's Storybook Children, previously covered by Ernest Wilson at Studio One, the Silvertones' Studio One gem Smile and The Temptations' Get Ready, but the originals here are just as strong, especially Storm, Slave Master and Set The Captive Free, the last two also released as singles back in the day.  Gregory, at the very top of his game, sings like a bird, and there is an argument that this is his best album.  This release features a variation on the cover used for some of the pre-release issues.  The back cover features Dave Hendley's classic shot of the singer, while the inner sleeve, replete with contextual sleeve-notes from Harry Hawke, presents an alternative shot from the same session but sans sunglasses.  This CD release contains the original LP plus another seven titles including Mr Know It All African Woman and Thief A Man, as well as a second CD containing the near dub companion, Leggo Dub as well as a brace of related deejay titles.   Essential, needless to say.

Track Listing:

Disc One:

1. Sacrifice
2. Storm
3. Storybook Children
4. Hand Cuff
5. Slave Master
6. Get Ready
7. Set The Captive Free
8. The Winner
9. Smile
10. Mr Know It All
11. The Sun Shines For Me
12. African Woman
13. Thief A Man
14. Love Light Burning
15. My Conversation
16. Mr Brown

Disc Two:

1. Dubby Dubby
2. Leggo Dub
3. Doberman Skank
4. Winners Dub
5. Dub Down Babylon
6. Brooklyn Style
7. Ready Dub
8. Ghetto Dub
9. Bubble Up Style
10. Better Choice
11. War Of The Stars - Ossie & The Revolutionaries
12. Take A Dip - Dillinger
13. Jump & Pawn - Clint Eastwood
14. Lik Her She Gone - Big Joe
15. Sister Dawn Down A Farm - U Brown
16. CB200 - Dillinger
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