Production Something was released in 1998,
it was Culture's first Showcase* album and
it came out about 20 years too late.
Okay, there was a problem. The nine
extended tracks couldn't possibly be packed
on one "LP", as vinyl albums were
called in the late 1970's. For it was in
that period, that the tracks were recorded
and mixed. And released on 12 inch vinyl.
Many consider the 1970's to be the
"Golden Years" of Culture. The
music is stricktly Roots Rockers with Sly
and Robbie laying down a solid foundation of
drum and bass. Hard and militant, straight
Lead Singer Joseph Hill chanting his
conscious Rasta lyrics on top of the harmony
vocals and Roots Music has driven many to
apprecilove their work.
And yes, if only for that reason, many
would buy this album already, as they should
when they could.
However, Production Something takes this
vibe to depths previously unavailable for
the World Wide Roots and Culture Massive.
Because all tracks are extended!
This means that all of the nine classics
come with a superb DUB version after the
"vocal", as a mix with complete
lyrics is called in Reggae Music. Some
tracks even have a DJ chanting in the DUB
It is an extra experience for real, to
hear this combination of the best that
Reggae Music has to offer: Consciousness and
Dubwise, track after track after track.
Over 70 minutes of pure Roots and
Culture. Roots of Culture. Yes Rasta, this
production is really something!
* = In Reggae, a SHOWCASE means that
the album contains extended (12 inch) mixes.