Open The Gate (Numbered 180g Color Vinyl 3LP)

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Format: 3LP
Label: Music On Vinyl
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Anthony "Sangie" Davis & Lee Perry: Words (12" Discomix)
A2 Devon Irons & Dr. Alimantado: Vampire (12" Discomix)

B1 The Heptones: Babylon Falling (12" Discomix)
B2 The Heptones: Mistry Babylon (12" Discomix)
B3 Leroy Sibbles: Garden Of Life (12" Discomix)

C1 Carlton Jackson: History (12" Discomix)
C2 Junior Delgado: Sons Of Slaves (12" Discomix)
C3 Watty Burnett: Open The Gate (12" Discomix)

D1 The Diamonds: Talk About It (Discomix)
D2 Eric Donaldson: Cherry Oh Baby (12" Discomix)
D3 Watty Burnett: Rainy Night In Portland (12" Discomix)

E1 Horace Smart & The Upsetters: Ruffer Ruff (Discomix)
E2 The Congos: Neckodeemus (12" Discomix)
E3 The Twin Roots: Know Love (12" Discomix)

F1 Lee Perry: City Too Hot (12" Discomix)
F2 Lee Perry: Bionic Rats (12" Discomix)
F3 Junior Murvin: Bad Weed (12" Discomix)

Originally released in 1985. Recordings from 1974 - 1979.

Alto Saxophone – Herman Marquis
Bass – Boris Gardiner
Drums – 'Benbow' Creary, Mikey 'Boo' Richards, Sly Dunbar
Flute – Egbert Evans
Guitar – Earl Smith, Ernest Ranglin, Geoffrey Chung, Michael Chung, Ronny Williams, Robert 'Billy Boy' Johnson, Willie Lindo
Organ – Winston Wright
Piano – Keith Sterling
Tenor Saxophone – Glen DaCosta, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall
Trombone – Vin Gordon
Trumpet – Bobby Ellis, David Madden
Producer, Mixed By – Lee 'Scratch' Perry

38 years after its initial release, "Open The Gate" remains the most revered and sought-after compilation of Black Ark Studio recordings ever published. It features super-extended discomixes of the deepest Black Ark tracks, most from Jamaican 12" singles. Scratch is at the peak of his powers at the mixing desk, pulling cavernous and spectral soundscapes from his tiny studio space. Gripping, hypnotic, trippy, unforgettable stuff from start to finish.

This numbered edition presented on three 180 gram orange vinyl discs.

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