December 2009 - Together with some
crucial DUB versions, this 2005
two-albums-on-one-disc release contains the
original 1979 Mikey Dread debut releases all
mixed in King Tubby's Waterhouse Studio.
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 like "Barber
Saloon" and "Propper
Education" 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.