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virgin front line: sounds of reality

umc



5cd

Released: 11th Aug 2014

£36.99

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Front Line’s brief but glorious existence as the world’s greatest Roots Reggae label is celebrated with this deluxe box set.

across its 5 discs are featured many of Jamaica’s greatest talents, performing 92 of the most enduring Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock and DJ sounds of the 70s, with over 31 tracks new to CD, of which a third are previously unissued.

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Tracklist

 DISC 1: FRONT LINE I
1. Right Time THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
2. Natty Rebel U ROY
3. Declaration Of Rights JOHNNY CLARKE
4. Don't Touch I Man Locks I ROY
5. Looks Is Deceiving THE GLADIATORS
6. Freedom Fighters DELROY WASHINGTON
7. The Great Psalms U ROY
8. Civilisation KEITH HUDSON
9. Know Yourself Mankind THE GLADIATORS
10. Africa THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS

BONUS TRACKS
11. Runaway Girl U ROY
12. Killer Dub THE REVOLUTIONARIES
13. Have Mercy THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
14. Musical Shark Attack I ROY
15. Thank You Baby KEITH HUDSON
16. I Wish It Would Go On Forever JOHNNY CLARKE
17. Shame And Pride THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
18. Chatty Chatty Mouth THE GLADIATORS
19. Roots Natty Roots, Natty Congo JOHNNY CLARKE
20. Give All The Praise To Jah DELROY WASHINGTON
21. It Dread Inna Inglan' POET & THE ROOTS
22. Planet Called Earth THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS

DISC 2: FRONT LINE II
1. Jah Works THE GLADIATORS
2. Natty Dread On Mountain Top U BROWN
3. I Love You So THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
4. Foggy Road PRINCE FAR I
5. Mr. Bassie SLY DUNBAR
6. Sister Bella PRINCE HAMMER
7. Make A Truce ALTHEA & DONNA
8. Dread Beat An' Blood POET & THE ROOTS
9. Rub A Dub Style RANKING TREVOR
10. Holy Mount Zion CULTURE
11. Tribute To Steve Biko TAPPER ZUKIE
12. Love We A Deal With BIG YOUTH
13. Jordan River I ROY
14. Cocaine JAH LLOYD THE BLACK LION

BONUS TRACKS
15. Dreadlocks The Time Is Now THE GLADIATORS
16. Free Africa THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
17. No More War PRINCE FAR I
18. Cairo JOYELLA BLADE
19. Bible PRINCE HAMMER
20. Fire Stick I ROY
21. Dis Ya Sounds JAH LLOYD THE BLACK LION
22. She Want A Phensic TAPPER ZUKIE

DISC 3: FRONT LINE III
1. Lonely Girl GREGORY ISAACS
2. Mr. Music SLY DUNBAR
3. Four Thousand Years THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
4. Fire In A Wire I ROY
5. Jahoviah THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
6. Get Ready THE GLADIATORS
7. I Got To Tell You Goodbye U ROY
8. I Tried CULTURE
9. Borno Dub PRINCE FAR I & THE ARABS
10. South African Enlistment THE ABYSSINIANS

BONUS TRACKS:
11. Oh Lord TAPPER ZUKIE
12. Rasta Fiesta SLY DUNBAR
13. Distant Drums TWINKLE BROTHERS
14. Weather Balloon U BROWN
15. Holiday Ride THE GLADIATORS
16. Natty Never Get Weary CULTURE
17. Hey You THE ABYSSINIANS
18. Let's Dance GREGORY ISAACS
19. The Upful One BIG YOUTH
20. Keep On Trying THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
21. Green Bay Incident JAH LLOYD THE BLACK LION

DISC 4: THE DISCOMIXES
1. Small Axe U ROY
2. Africa THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
3. Slavery Let it Go DOCTOR ALIMANTADO
4. Pocket Money THE GLADIATORS
5. Black Star Liner U BROWN
6. Going To Negril ALTHEA & DONNA
7. Hill And Gully I ROY
8. Bodyguard THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
9. Soon Forward GREGORY ISAACS
10. A Who Say SLY DUNBAR
11. Jah Kingdom Come THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
12. Chalice In The Palace / Wear You To The Ball (live) U ROY

DISC 5: FROM THE VAULTS
1. In This Time THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
2. Tune In (12' mix) GREGORY ISAACS
3. Can't Study The Rastaman CULTURE
4. Throw Away Your Gun (12' mix) PRINCE FAR I
5. Bone Dub JAH LLOYD THE BLACK LION
6. I Don't Want To Be Lonely Anymore (12' mix) THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
7. Jah Loves (alt. take) THE ABYSSINIANS
8. Selassie I DELROY WASHINGTON
9. Hip Hug (12' mix) VIVIAN WEATHERS
10. It Mek ALTHEA & DONNA
11. All Wi Doin' Is Defendin' (12' mix) POET & THE ROOTS
12. I Need A Roof (12' mix) THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
13. Mr. Brown (12' mix) GREGORY ISAACS
14. Black Rose CULTURE
15. Virgin Rock KEITH HUDSON