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Old 05-23-2009, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Following the widespread critical and commercial success of 2003’s Dub Side of the Moon and 2006’s Radiodread, Easy Star Records announces the Easy Star All-Stars’ complete reggae re-imagining of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album, titled Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band, is set for release April 14 on Easy Star Records and features guest vocals from an impressive list of reggae, dancehall and dub greats including Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Luciano, U Roy, Bunny Rugs (Third World), Ranking Roger (English Beat), Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romeo and The Mighty Diamonds. The first single, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” featuring Luciano, will be released as an iTunes exclusive February 10. It will be paired with a b-side dub version featuring the legendary U Roy.



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Old 05-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Enjoyed 'Dub Side of the Moon' and 'Radiodread' but I'm not so sure about this.
For some reason it just doesn't translate very well.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's about a 50/50 proposition. Sgt. Peppers, With A Little Help from My Friends, and a Day In Life are good, but I was never too fon of the Beatles version of the album either. I think Revolver or Rubber Soul would have worked better for Easy Dub. I'd love to see them do a version of Working Man's Dead which is a natural for a dub reggae version.

Like it or not, Sgt. Pepper's is a real commercial breakthrough for Easy Dub and I'm always hoping that a mega-selling reggae album will spark a renewed public interest in roots reggae.

With the exception of Marley, reggae music has never has never gone mainstream in America, in the same manner as it did in the late 70s and early 80s when I was traveling back and forth to the UK a lot.

I learned more about reggae music on my trips to the UK than I did when I travelled to Jamaica.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Enjoyed 'Dub Side of the Moon' and 'Radiodread' but I'm not so sure about this.
For some reason it just doesn't translate very well.
It doesn't I thought Radiodread wasn't too great either. Dub side has been the best by far as the mellow songs suit reggaes languid style much better.
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I like it so far, an interesting take on it with some great ideas but i agree it doesn't have the same flow as Dub Side, neither did Radiodread. Hard to mess up those songs though!
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They should do Never Mind The Bollocks next.
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dub side wins so far....

they should do something big like hot buttered soul by issac hayes or something...

12min easy star version of walk on by would be nice....
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This proves yet again that there is a reggae version of every song ever made.
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