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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon by Bus (Remastered, Special Edition) (1978/2020)

Posted By: Rtax
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon by Bus (Remastered, Special Edition) (1978/2020)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon by Bus (Remastered, Special Edition) (1978/2020)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks, scans) - 517 MB
1:14:47 | Reggae, Roots Reggae | Label: Tuff Gong / Island Records

ABBEY ROAD'S world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened in 1931. This record was pressed using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering, in which the source master and cutting lathe run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and solid stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a superlative master of the highest quality.

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Essential Reggae (2009) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
VA - Ministry Of Sound: Essential Reggae (2009) 2CDs

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Essential Reggae (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 962 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 383 Mb | Scans included
Reggae, Ragga, Ska, Dancehall | Label: Ministry Of Sound | # MOSCD191 | 02:32:08

An unpretentious collection of classic, commercial reggae tracks from the biggest names of the genre. What better way to celebrate the sun shining than by listening to Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Dawn Penn, Peter Tosh, Shabba Ranks, Aswad and Diana King? Ultimate Reggae also contains classic hits from Desmond Dekker, Toots & The Maytals, Black Uhuru, The Paragons, Sly & Robbie, Freddie McGregor, Tippa Irie and Sugar Minott, plus big carnival hits from Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Tenor Saw, Sean Kingston, Yellowman, Mr Vegas and Sean Paul.

VA - Life Goes In Circles - Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 To 1979 (2005)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Life Goes In Circles - Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 To 1979 (2005)

VA - Life Goes In Circles - Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 To 1979 (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 398 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 MB
1:09:17 | Dub, Roots Reggae | Label: Pressure Sounds

Pressure Sounds return to the classic sound of seventies roots reggae after their mento collection a month or two ago and this time it’s a long overdue compilation of productions from the Tommy Cowan camp running the gamut from deep ‘n’ dark roots such as Mother Country by the amazingly named Little Madness to Ken Boothe’s typically tortured adaptation of The Godfather theme as Speak Softly Love and incorporating pretty much everything in between.

Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, Remastered 2003]

Posted By: Designol
Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, Remastered 2003]

Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, 2003]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 374 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 123 Mb
Roots Reggae | Label: Island Def Jam | # 440 063 072-2 | Time: 01:06:13

Coming after the highly acclaimed Marcus Garvey (1975), Burning Spear's fourth album, Man in the Hills (1976), had a lot to live up to. It is generally conceded that they did not craft an equally impressive follow-up, but Man in the Hills has its charms nevertheless. Lead singer and main songwriter Winston Rodney turns back to reflections on his rural Jamaican childhood for many of the lyrics, which gives the album a gentler, more nostalgic message than the political, exhortative Marcus Garvey. Rodney's tenor is well suited to the sentiments, and the all-star band assembled to back him is supportive and, especially in the horn charts, complementary to the lead voice. The demands of recording schedules may have caused Burning Spear to recast earlier songs, but that contributes to the album's theme of looking back. "Door Peep" was the first song Burning Spear released in its Studio One days, and "No More War" updates the Jamaicans' 1967 song "Ba Ba Boom." With Dry & Heavy (1977), Burning Spear consisted only of Rodney, who also jettisoned producer Laurence "Jack Ruby" Lindo and handled the board himself.

VA - The Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2003)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2003)

VA - The Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 604 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 245 MB
1:37:00 | Covers - 12 MB | Soundtrack, Reggae, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae | Label: Hip-O Records

This 1972 film broke reggae into U.S. pop culture with Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers to Cross ; the Maytals' Pressure Drop , and the rest of its stellar soundtrack. 30 years later Island and Hip-O teamed to create this 2-CD edition, the definitive master of the original plus 18 cuts of crucial 1968-72 reggae: Guava Jelly Johnny Nash; Sweet Sensation Melodians, and many more of Cliff's classics. Great new liners, too! Jamaican filmmaker Perry Henzell made reggae an integral player in his gritty 1973 saga of a renegade Kingston singer who becomes a modern Robin Hood, casting one of the style's earliest stars, Jimmy Cliff, in the lead, and filling this soundtrack–here presented in a remastered version–with classics from Toots & the Maytals ("Pressure Drop," "Sweet and Dandy"), Desmond Dekker ("Shanty Town"), the Melodians ("Rivers of Babylon"), and the Slickers ("Johnny Too Bad"). Cliff himself gets pole position, however, getting in the first ("You Can Get It If You Really Want") and last ("The Harder They Come") words in this first-rate reggae primer, which also features Cliff's enduring "Many Rivers to Cross." –Sam Sutherland

VA - Virgin Front Line: Sounds Of Reality (2014)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Virgin Front Line: Sounds Of Reality (2014)

VA - Virgin Front Line: Sounds Of Reality (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 3.2 GB |1.8 GB
6:28:39 | Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub | Label: Virgin/Universal

The mid-70s were heady years for reggae. Chris Blackwell’s Island imprint had taken the music to the rock world, and Virgin boss Richard Branson wanted to follow suit. Aided by none other than John Lydon, the pair decamped to Kingston, JA, with a suitcase of money, and proceeded to sign some of the biggest acts of the decade. Initially the records were released on Virgin but, in March 1978, the Front Line imprint was launched to carry all the Jamaican product.

Creation Rebel - Close Encounters of the Third World (1978/2024)

Posted By: Rtax
Creation Rebel - Close Encounters of the Third World (1978/2024)

Creation Rebel - Close Encounters of the Third World (1978/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 MB
38:10 | Dub, Roots Reggae | Label: On-U Sound

A sublime set of roots, vocal and dubbed out instrumental magic, Close Encounters Of The Third World is a real lost gem in the treasure-filled Creation Rebel back catalogue. A true cross-atlantic collaboration - initial rhythm tracks were laid down in London in 1978, with horns and vocals overdubbed at Channel One in Jamaica, before bandleader Crucial Tony returned to London with the tapes for the album to be mixed by a visiting Prince Jammy. Originally released on pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun, and the second album released by the group chronologically. Unavailable for 45 years, it has been carefully pieced back together, for this new edition featuring extended 12” discomix versions of “Beware” and “Natty Conscience Free”, re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Includes new sleevenotes by reggae scholar David Katz that tells the story of the album in full, plus download card.

Bunny Wailer & The Wailers - The Wailers Legacy - Ark of the Covenant (Limited Edition) (2005)

Posted By: Rtax
Bunny Wailer & The Wailers - The Wailers Legacy - Ark of the Covenant (Limited Edition) (2005)

Bunny Wailer & The Wailers - The Wailers Legacy - Ark of the Covenant (Limited Edition) (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 2.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 1.1 GB
7:57:29 | Reggae, Roots Reggae, Ska | Label: Solomonic / Tuff Gong

The Wailers 40th Anniversary - Limited to 500 copies, produced and distributed in Jamaica by Bunny Wailer includes 3 CDs "Musically Speaking" (Bunny Wailer talks The Wailers), 4 CDs "Ark Of The Covenant", a ca. 50 page booklet and the outer box set.

VA - Celebration: The Best Of Reggae (25 Years of Trojan Records) (1992) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
VA - Celebration: The Best Of Reggae (25 Years of Trojan Records) (1992) 2CDs

VA - Celebration: The Best Of Reggae (25 Years of Trojan Records) (1992) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 570 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 278 Mb | Scans ~ 21 Mb
Label: Quality Television | # QTVCD 010 | Time: 02:01:46
Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Reggae-Pop

This double-disc set from Trojan includes classic ska, rocksteady and reggae tracks from Desmond Dekker & the Aces, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, the Melodians, Toots & the Maytals, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Ken Boothe, John Holt and many others. Though there are quite a few Jamaican classics missing from this history of the music, all the tracks included are quite solid.

Inner Circle - Sweat A La La La La Long: The Best Of Inner Circle (2004)

Posted By: Designol
Inner Circle - Sweat A La La La La Long: The Best Of Inner Circle (2004)

Inner Circle - Sweat A La La La La Long: The Best Of Inner Circle (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Roots Reggae | Label: WEA | # 5050467-4363-2-9 | 01:15:16

2004 anthology from the veteran reggae singing group that includes their best known hits like "Book of Rules", "Games People Play", "Bad Boys" (The Theme to the TV Show "Cops") as Well as a Re-recorded Version of "Sweat" featuring Lady Saw. Also includes five tracks recorded for this Collection as well.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya (1978) 2CD Remastered Expanded, 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2013

Posted By: Designol
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya (1978) 2CD Remastered Expanded, 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2013

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya (1978)
2CD Remastered Expanded, 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 744 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Island Records, UMG, Tuff Gong | # 602537293261 | Time: 01:58:35
Genre: Roots Reggae, Reggae

This expanded, two-CD collection features 24 tracks, all completely remastered to the highest modern standards. Included in addition to the original 10-song release is the non-LP track Smile Jamaica (the original B-side to the 'Satisfy My Soul' single written for the people of Jamaica after the assassination attempt on Marley s life at the Smile Jamaica unity concert in 1976). The second disc features the highly sought-after, unreleased live show, Live at Ahoy Hallen. This rare, unreleased audio recording of a sold out performance at Ahoy Hallen in Rotterdam, Netherlands on July 7, 1978 had originally been planned to be released with the 'Babylon By Bus' album but never came out. The Wailers were in top form that night, with stellar performances of 'Is This Love' and 'Easy Skanking' from the recently released 'Kaya,' album plus some of Marley's most beloved songs including 'Concrete Jungle,' 'No Woman No Cry,' 'War/No More Trouble,' 'Jamming,' 'I Shot The Sheriff,' 'Get Up,' 'Stand Up,' and the closing track 'Exodus,' all leaving the packed house in a frenzy. Packaged with the original artwork, Kaya: 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition comes with a 23-page booklet that includes lyrics, rare photos, plus extensive liner notes.

Michael Rose - Happiness: The Best Of Michael Rose (2004)

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Michael Rose - Happiness: The Best Of Michael Rose (2004)

Michael Rose - Happiness: The Best Of Michael Rose (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 445 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans ~ 146 Mb | 01:06:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Reggae | Heartbeat Records #11661-7771-2

Those with a just a passing interest in roots reggae are generally aware of Michael Rose's Grammy-winning group Black Uhuru, but the man himself doesn't have the same name recognition. With any luck, the grand Happiness: The Best of Michael Rose will change all that. A solo artist well before Uhuru, Michael Rose's output has equaled – and arguably topped – his work with Uhuru, and Happiness does a great job of representing. Kicking off with the original version of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and ending with the brilliant/quirky Fat Eyes production "Rough Life," Happiness brings to mind the mighty Bob Marley Legend compilation with its filler-free track listing. Just like Legend, Happiness is only an introduction to Rose, and while the man has released too many great, fully formed albums to say this is definitive, Happiness only misses the extended 12" side of his career and covers everything else splendidly.

VA - 100 Hits Summer Reggae [5CD] (2010)

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VA - 100 Hits Summer Reggae [5CD] (2010)

VA - 100 Hits Summer Reggae [5CD] (2010)
Label: Demon Music Group | mp3 / Flac (tracks+.cue,log,scans) | Time: 6:11:58 | 865,3 Mb / 2,4 Gb
Genre: Dancehall, Ragga, Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Roots Reggae

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rebel (2002)

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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rebel (2002)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rebel (2002)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 730 MB
4:22:17 | Scans Included | Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub | Label: JAD / BMG / Fifty Five Records

Previously Unreleased Tracks And Previously Unavailable Mixes.

Big Youth - Screaming Target (1972) Expanded Remastered 2006

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Big Youth - Screaming Target (1972) Expanded Remastered 2006

Big Youth - Screaming Target (1972) Expanded Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Roots Reggae | Label: Trojan | # TJCCD305 | Time: 01:16:26

Big Youth's debut full-length album, 1972's Gussie Clark-produced Screaming Target, was an instant classic, showcasing Youth's uncanny ability to transfer the vitality and energy of Jamaica's dancehall sound to the studio setting. But Youth did more than that. Recognizing that if one is given the chance to say something, then one ought to have something useful to say, he lifted the art of DJ toasting to the level of art by intelligently incorporating bits of Rastafarian wisdom, pop-culture references (frequently connected to the world of cinema), children's rhymes and key lines from traditional Jamaican mento folk tunes into his toasts to create a music that both drew from and added to the classic island rhythms he used, ultimately creating a template that allowed constructive cultural themes to be reintroduced into the frequently slack dancehall scene. An essential Jamaican album in its original ten-song incarnation, Trojan has here reissued it with fourteen bonus tracks that include the original vocal cuts Youth used for his versions, along with some marvelous dub versions.