Morning Star (Color Vinyl LP plus CD)


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Format: LP 
Label: Lone Ark 
Year: 2018 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

A1 Teach Dem 
A2 Jah Love 
A3 Nobody Chose Life 
A4 Life Can Be Hard 
A5 Morning Star 

B1 It's All Over Now 
B2 In The Ghetto 
B3 Jahrusalem 
B4 Don't Stress It 
B5 Dub Love 

The CD version of the album, featuring the same track list, is also included. 

In 1977 The Congos linked with Lee "Scratch" Perry at The Black Ark Studio to record their debut album. They made the masterpiece Heart Of The Congos and it became one of the best roots reggae albums in history... 

When Blood & Fire reissued Heart Of The Congos, Bregt "Puraman" De Boever found this album and was struck by its magic and mysticism. He began to sing along and was inspired to start his own reggae band Pura Vida. 

The link with The Congos stayed and Ashanti Roy became the godfather of Lost Ark Music. He guided Puraman and his brother Maarten to build up the label step-by-step. Lost Ark Music released two albums with Ashanti Roy and Pura Vida, Hard Road and Step By Step, and Pura Vida did some magical live shows with Ashanti Roy. 

In 2014 Puraman met his idol Lee "Scratch" Perry and they made The Super Ape Strikes Again together. The ark was no longer lost and Puraman moved to a new studio, The Last Ark Studio. Puraman kept on recording with The Congos and is planning new releases. 

The album is called Morning Star and is a combination of the sound of The Congos and the Pura Vida Sound. It features six new Congos songs, three songs from Pura Vida, and a dub version called "Dub Love". The album has the vintage Last Ark Sound and was mixed the old school way using the mixer as an instrument. 

It features the voices of Roydel "Ashanti Roy" Johnson, Cedric Myton, Derrick "Watty" Burnett, Kenroy "Tallash" Fyffe, and Bregt "Puraman" De Boever. There is also a guest appearance by Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, the famous reggae drummer and movie star, one of Puraman's favorite reggae drummers. 

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