Various Artists : Xterminator - 7 From The Vaults
Xterminator - 7 From The Vaults (rsd 20)
Earth Feel It is a reggae 45 collector’s dream, a deluxe 7X7-inch vinyl box set of deep cuts, rarities, and previously unreleased recordings from (Producer) Fatis Burrell’s iconic reggae and dancehall label Xterminator.
Xterminator is the label that launched the careers of Luciano, Sizzla, and Turbulence, among others. The collection, which spans 1993-2009, was drawn in part from XTM. Nation’s two-volume digital releases, Fatis Tapes In The Oven Vols. 1 & 2; from unissued recordings in the VP Records archives; and also includes several deep cuts not previously available on the 7-inch format. The title is taken from the topical track “Earth Feel It” by Chezidek and also features Dennis Brown’s rare 1990s remake of his Studio One hit “No Man Is An Island,” Marcia Griffith’s deep roots burner “Jah Is,” Luciano’s heartful adaptation of eden ahbez’s “Nature Boy,” Beres Hammond’s “What A Gwan” (from Full Attention); plus tracks from Sizzla (“Hail Selassie” and “Distance Away”), Turbulence (“You Never Been There” and “True Story”), Nadine Sutherland (“Don’t Throw Pearls”), Gott-Yo (“Jah Protect Me”), and Singing Cologne (“Do Some Good”). While five of the seven singles are double A-sides, two feature signature Xterminator / Firehouse Crew dub mixes. This set was compiled by vinyl specialist DJ Carter Van Pelt, curator of VP’s acclaimed Down In Jamaica 40-year retrospective box set. The deluxe album package was hand illustrated by Costantinos Pissourious and includes a 14-inch by 14-inch poster of the original cover art and liner notes.
- Disc 1 - Side A 1. No Man Is An Island / 2. Nature Boy
- Disc 2 - Side A 1. Jah Is / 2. Earth Feel It
- disc 3 - Side A 1. Distance Away / 2. What A Gwan
- Disc 4 - Side A 1. Hail Selassie / 2. Don't Throw Pearls
- Disc 5 - Side A 1. True Story / 2. Do Some Good Version
- Disc 6 - Side A 1. Do Some Good / 2. True Story Version
- Disc 7 - Side A 1. Jah Protect Me / 2. You Never Been There