Past & Present (LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Dumbarton Rock 
Year: 2023  

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Pupajim - Past and Present
A2 Lady Ann - Good Lovin’
A3 Hollie Cook - Sugarwater (ft. Horseman)
A4 Kiko Bun - Riddim General
A5 Solo Banton - We Pulsating

B1 Prince Alla - Only Love
B2 Johnny Clarke - Rain Keeps Falling
B3 Shanti D & Ranking Levy - Total Disaster
B4 Charlie P & Daddy Freddy - Control the Border
B5 Mungo’s Hi Fi - Birds of Vice

Our favorite new reggae arrival of 2022 was Mungo's Hi-Fi's "Antidote". It's a dub concept album from the peak of the pandemic that looked beyond the chaos and sickness to offer a paean to the healing balm--sonic, medical, social, lyrical--and the human spirit and ingenuity that brings it forth.

The dubs are so lovingly crafted that the concept shines through -- and a sound system already on a long upward arc suddenly hit a whole new level at the most improbable time. One reason for that is the vocal performances that provided "Antidote"'s source material, from a roster of legendary performers (Lady Ann, Prince Alla, Johnny Clarke) along with Mungo's always eye-opening stable.

That those originals would see release in a companion collection was a tantalizing prospect, and now here it is. Along with the antidote, it carries powerful lyrical reminders of the reasons it's needed. Dynamite from start to finish.

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