Action! / Intensified (Expanded Edition) (2CD)

Sale price$23.50



Format: 2CD 
Label: Doctor Bird 
Year: 2018 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 



Action! (1968) 

1 Mother Pepper
2 Don't Blame Me
3 You've Got Your Troubles
4 Personal Possession
5 Unity
6 007
7 It Pays
8 Young Generation
9 Mother Long Tongue
10 Sabotage
11 Mother Young Gal
12 Keep A Cool Head

Bonus Tracks:

13 Rudy Got Soul
14 Pretty Africa
15 Shing-A-Ling
16 Wise Man (Alternate Version)
17 Beautiful And Dangerous
18 It's A Shame
19 Hanging Tree (Alternate Version)
20 Dancing Time
21 Bongo Gal (Alternate Version)
22 Writing On The Wall
23 Sweet Music (Alternate Version)
24 Hey Grandma
25 Fu Manchu
26 Gimme Gimme 


Intensified (1968) 

1 Ah It Mek
2 Too Much Too Soon
3 Coconut Water
4 Sweet Music
5 My Lonely World (To Sir With Love)
6 Rude Boy Train
7 Poor Me Israelites
8 It Is Not Easy
9 Intensified (Music Like Dirt)
10 Nincompoop
11 Tips Of My Fingers
12 Wise Man 

Bonus Tracks: 

13 It Pays (Alternate Version)
14 Bongo Gal
15 Rudy Got Soul (Alternate Version)
16 Unity (Alternate Version)
17 Sugar And Spice
18 Personal Possession (Alternate Version)
19 Hanging Tree
20 Young Generation (Alternate Version)
21 Mother Long Tongue (Alternate Version)
22 Sentimental Reason
23 Keep A Cool Head (Alternate Version)
24 Fu Manchu (Alternate Version)
25 Problems
26 007 (Alternate Version) 

Originally released on Leslie Kong's celebrated Beverley's Records at the start and end of 1968, respectively, the 'Action!' and 'Intensified' albums effectively demonstrated why Desmond Dekker & the Aces were Jamaica's premier musical act throughout the late Sixties. 

Both of these now immensely rare long players provide the focus for this 2CD set, which also includes the remainder of the trio's magnificent output from the rock steady era, including rare alternate cuts and the original versions of their three major UK chart hits - '007', 'Israelites' and 'Ah It Mek'. 

A rock steady music lover's delight, there has quite simply never previously been a more comprehensive or compelling collection of Desmond Dekker & the Aces' output. 

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