Heart Of The Congos (3LP Expanded Edition)


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Format: LP 
Label: VP Records 
Year: 2017 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

HEART OF THE CONGOS: 

A1 Fisherman 
A2 Congoman 
A3 Open Up The Gate 
A4 Children Crying 
 
B1 La La Bam-Bam 
B2 Can't Come In 
B3 Sodom & Gomorrow 
B4 The Wrong Thing 

C1 Ark Of The Covenant 
C2 Solid Foundation 

HEART OF THE CONGOS OUTTAKES: 

C3 Don't Blame It On I 
C4 At The Feast 

D1 Neckodeemus 

DUBS AND DISCOMIXES: 

D2 Solid Foundation (Disco Cork Mix) 
D3 Foundation Dub 

E1 Congoman (12" Mix) 
E2 Congoman Chant 

F1 Bring The Mackaback 
F2 Fisherman Dub 
F3 Noah Sugar Pan 

Originally released in 1977. 

PERSONNEL: 

Vocals: Cedric Myton, Roy Johnson, Watty Burnett
Backing Vocals – The Meditations
Bass – Boris Gardiner
Drums – Michael Richards, Sly Dunbar
Lead Guitar – Ernest Ranglin
Organ – Winston Wright
Percussion – Scully
Piano – Keith Sterling
Remastered By – Kevin Metcalfe
Rhythm Guitar – Robert "Billy" Johnson
Written-By – C. Myton, R. Johnson
Producer – Lee Perry
Recorded at Black Ark Studio

The greatest roots reggae LP ever recorded--the beauty, depth, and intensity of the performances matched by daring and otherworldly production and arrangements.

The "Heart of the Congos" LP went through no less than six markedly different mixes and edits--some transcendent, some blasphemous--before ever seeing a proper, definitive worldwide release, nearly 20 years after its completion.

This Triple-LP edition expands on that release, another 20 years on. It features the definitive edits and mixes of each of the album's original ten tracks. Also included are three out-takes from those sessions, "Don't Blame It On I", "At The Feast", and "Nicodeemus", each of which is a highly prized roots classic in its own right.

The third LP contains extended discomixes of album cuts "Solid Foundation" and "Congoman" originally released on Jamaican 12" singles, along with two alternate dub takes of "Row Fisherman" and one of "Ark of the Covenant" originally from the B-sides of Jamaican 7" singles.

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