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Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}

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Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}

Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}
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© 2015 Front Line Records / Virgin Records / Universal | SPECXX2112
Reggae / Roots Reggae

This collection highlights the very best extended mixes released by Virgin Records on the company’s famed Front Line label, from 1976 to 1981. The 2CD set brings together the most sought-after reggae discomixes of the late 70s and early 80s and includes numerous recordings new to CD. Despite the fact that front line have already produced compilations recently that feature a fair number of discomixes ('presents roots' and 'sounds of reality'), they have still been able to squeeze out a mighty fine collection of such, as a stand alone set. Despite the brevity of the label's existence, the quality of material produced is nothing short of phenomenal, but i imagine that this will be the last in the series, as front line's timespan precludes both rocksteady and dancehall. The only real possibility for a further volume would be a 'deejay' set' although, again, a fair number of these were included in the 'roots' album (and here!).
Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}

Although this collection contains many classics, the twinkle brothers 'never get burned'(let's face it, the twinkle bros knew how to produce quality 12"ers), prince far i's '83 struggle', 'have mercy' by the mighty diamonds and 'innocent blood' by culture, amongst others, there are also a couple of tracks that might not have made the final cut, had it not been for the previous releases mentioned above. Maybe sly's instructional 'cocaine, cocaine' would have been excluded, although his 'dope addict' (theme going here, i think) is excellent. The same may be said of joyella blade's 'cairo'.
Again, there is significant input from the toasters, great tracks from i roy, u roy, u brown and the compilation's highlight for me - 'isaiah, first prophet of old', from the brilliant and often overlooked/under-rated big youth album of the same name. There are further classy contributions from gregory isaacs, poet and the roots (although i have a nagging feeling that the lkj tracks are mis-placed, brilliant as they are), the gladiators and delroy washington, the collection rounded off by congo ashanti roy's belting 'weeping and wailing, perfectly suited to the medium of the twelve inch single.
This is a very good collection, awesome in places, a little predictable in others, but the thought remains, that if this was compiled and released before the other front line sets mentioned above, it would have been truly blistering.
Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}


tracklist:
CD1

01 - Mighty Diamonds - Have Mercy
02 - The Gladiators - Evil Doers Disco Mix
03 - Dr Alimantado - Find The One
04 - U Brown - River John Mountain
05 - Sly Dunbar - Cocaine Cocaine
06 - Poet & The Roots - Man Free (For Darcus Howe)
07 - Joyella Blade - Cairo
08 - Culture - Poor Jah People
09 - I Roy - Fire In A Wire
10 - The Twinkle Brothers - Never Get Burn
11 - Prince Far I - Struggle
12 - Gregory Isaacs - Permanent Lover

Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}


CD2
01 - Delroy Washington - You Know I Want To Be
02 - Poet & The Roots - Five Nights Of Bleeding
03 - I Roy - Peace In The City
04 - Sly Dumbar - Dope Addict
05 - Big Youth - Isaiah - The First Prohet Of Gold
06 - U Roy - Love In The Arena
07 - The Gladiators - Exodus
08 - The Twinkle Brothers - This Man King Pharaoh
09 - Blood Culture - Innocent
10 - Gregory Isaacs & Prince Far I - Uncle Joe - Come Off Mi Toe
11 - The Mighty Diamonds - One Brother Short
12 - Congo Ashanti Roy - Weeping And Wailing

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Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}

Various Artists - Front Line Presents Reggae Discomixes: 24 Killer Extended Mixes (2015) {2CD Virgin SPECXX2112}


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