It wasn't until Mikey Dread gained control over
his own productions that his debut album
"Evolutionary Rockers" was available on
the digital market. That's over one quarter of a
century in which the material was only available
through collector's and traders' channels.
Quite some material, especially when you
consider that there's a DUB version of most of the
vocal tracks on the album. Containing classics
Saloon" and "Propper
Education" (available for free
and legal MP3 download on the Dubroom, just click
on the links) in their extended version, the album
captures Mikey Dread as he is still focused on
Toasting ("Reggae Rapping") during these
his early days.
None less than seventeen outstanding tracks on
one disc: you just cannot miss out on this one,
when you like Roots Rockers Reggae and Dub and
Toasting and King Tubby and an all-star Band, in
short unless you hate Reggae with every bone in
your body, you will simply have to have this one.