That LP paid off handsomely by allowing the label to expand beyond its original progressive rock constituency, and gave the artists a foothold outside of their Jamaican Album). This album is one of the definitive showcases for those abilities, in which his yowls, bays, and screams become as critical an element as the pulsing dub rhythms over which they bounce.
Half the fun is hearing how I-Roy avoids painting himself into a verbal corner with his scattershot delivery; anything's grist for the verbal mill, such as using traditional nursery rhymes to underscore the title track's impatient urgency.
Part toaster, part town crier, I-Roy moves from celebrating the joys of music "Musical Injection" to simple sermons "Love Your Neighbor" and pointed political comment "Hypocrite Blackout". Although changing times and tastes would render his style obsolete, few stars burned as brightly as I-Roy at his peak, and here's the proof.
The rip replaces an ill-sounding former one, that also included a bunch of other tracks thrown into the set, destroying the original concept in sound and idea. The bitrate on that one is set too low so LP the treble has become garbled. Judging from that rip, the reissue contains too much treble. Now, what sounds better is a delicate question - on simple equipment a record spiced with large amounts of extra treble on hi-hat and cymbals may convince the listener that "this is it", but on good equipment such a record may become very tiresome to listen to.
If you have already have a copy that sounds good to you, skip this one since it has less treble than the reissue but more than the original LP. The album received positive reviews one included as an image and made good use of rhythms produced under the early '76 sessions that gave us the classic "Rockers Time Now" by Johnny Clarke.
Actually almost every track contains snippets of Clarke's voice, showing his pole position in the Bunny Lee stable at this time. The album was re-issued in Jamaica a few years later but then some tracks were missing. This is the original set, and its heavy like nothing else I Roy made, in no small part due to the incredibly tight backing by a very good line-up of The Agrovators, Album).
I would say Mr. The Agrovators' sound then became hard to tell from that of the Revolutionaries I-Self Tech note. Several tracks have had their playback volumes radically adjusted several decibelsto fix the very uneven impression given by the LP.
First track slightly damaged by a scratch but it has been repaired by having the clicks manually removed and then de-clicked with the rest of the tracks.
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