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• Gregory Isaacs "Mr. Isaacs (Remastered)" LP

RM 133.00

17th North Parade

Among the most important full-length album works from one of reggae’s greatest singers, "Mr. Isaacs" shows the great Gregory Isaacs in the prime of his career in 1976/1977. Better known for his love songs, Isaacs was equally adept at cultural themes. The tracks "Set The Captives Free" and "Slave Master" are among the most popular in his catalogue, the latter immortalized on film in the movie 'Rockers'. The track "Storm" became an early favourite in the dancehall, its rhythm track (aka the Storm riddim) is re-imagined no fewer than 75 times over the last 40 years. Gregory Isaacs love of Rocksteady shines in his cover of the Silvertones’ "Smile", and his soulful side comes through on a cover of The Temptations’ "Get Ready". The breadth of material on "Mr. Isaacs" is the hallmark of a reggae classic!

Further facts and collector's info:

- The album was one of the first titles ever distributed by VP Records, "Mr. Isaacs" reissue coincides with the label’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

- This pressing features the earliest known cover art and producer Ossie Hibbert’s original Earthquake labels, as found on the pre-release edition.

- "Mr. Isaacs (Remastered)" comes with a printed inner sleeve featuring extended liner notes plus a great artist photo on the other side


Side One

A1. Sacrifice
A2. Storm
A3. Stonybrook Children
A4. Handcuff
A5. Slave Master

Side Two

B1. Get Ready
B2. Set The Captive Free
B3. The Winner
B4. Smile