LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (2022 expanded reissue)
Originally released in 1970, in the wake of Nicky Thomas’s hugely popular seminal version of ‘Love Of The Common People’, the singer’s album of the same name remains one of the most popular long players from the Trojan Records catalogue.
Now, over half a century since the LP saw issue, the collection finally receives the deluxe treatment it has long since merited, with its 13 tracks bolstered by the remainder of Thomas’s recordings for Joe Gibbs, as well as a plethora of relevant additional material, including alternate mixes, DJ cuts and instrumental versions. With 21 tracks new to CD, this is a collector’s dream and a must for all fans of classic Jamaican sounds from the golden age of reggae.
NICKY THOMAS ‘LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE’ Trojan LP, TBL-143 (1970) 1 God Bless The Children - Nicky Thomas 2 Rainy Night In Georgia - Nicky Thomas 3 If I Had A Hammer - Nicky Thomas 4 Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Nicky Thomas 5 Doing The Moonwalk - Nicky Thomas 6 Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas 7 Mama's Song - Nicky Thomas 8 Have A Little Faith - Nicky Thomas 9 Don't Touch Me - Nicky Thomas 10 Lonely Feelin' - Nicky Thomas 11 I Who Have Nothing - Nicky Thomas 12 Let It Be - Nicky Thomas 13 Red Eye - Nicky Thomas Bonus tracks 14 Danzella - Nicky Thomas 15 Caeser - Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers * 16 Denver - Nicky Thomas * 17 I Can’t See Nobody - Nicky Thomas * 18 Schoolgirl (alt. take) - Nicky Thomas * 19 Schoolgirl (Version) - Nicky Thomas * 20 Leaving The Ball - Nicky Thomas * 21 Sweep The Streets - Neville Hinds * 22 Ten Feet Tall - Lizzy * * New to CD
1 Bless The Children (Ja mix) - Nicky Thomas * 2 Round The Clock - The Jogibs All Stars 3 Children Blessing - Lizzy & Nicky Thomas 4 God Bless The Children Version - Joe Gibbs & The Professionals * 5 Musical Excursion – Lizzy * 6 Rainy Night In Georgia Version - Joe Gibbs & The Professionals * 7 The Gift Of God – Lizzy * 8 If I Had A Hammer (Ja mix) - Nicky Thomas * 9 Hammering - Cat Campbell & Nicky Thomas 10 Medicine Man - The Love Generation 11 Turn Back The Hands Of Time (Ja mix) - Nicky Thomas * 12 The Raper - Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers 13 Turn Back The Hands Of Time Version - Joe Gibbs & The Professionals * 14 Love Of The Common People (Ja mix) - Nicky Thomas 15 Common People Reggae - Winston Wright & The Destroyers * 16 Mama's Song (Ja mix) - Nicky Thomas * 17 Channel 7 - Prince William 18 Faith Version – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals * 19 Don't Touch Me (long version) - Nicky Thomas * 20 Doctor Feelgood - Sir Lord Comic 21 Let It Be (take 1) - Nicky Thomas * 22 Red Eye - Nicky Thomas And Delores * New to CD