Promise Land: Vocals & Version (12" EP)

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Format: 12" EP 
Label: Freestyle Records  
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Frankie Paul: Serious Time
A2 Joseph Cotton: Trod In Africa

B1 Prince Malachi: Worldwide Poverty
B2 Anthony John: Rise Above
B3 Albert "Alchemist" Thompson: Promise Land Version

Previously unreleased. Rhythm recorded in 1991, vocals recorded in 2007.

Albert Thompson was chief engineer at the storied I&I Sound Recording Studio after it moved its base from Los Angeles to Jamaica in 1989. During some studio downtime in early 1991, Albert laid down the rhythm track (itself a take on Aswad's Love Fire riddim, made most famous by Dennis Brown's iconic Promised land vocal track) with musical assistance from Tony Thomas.

16 years and a move to London later, Albert had founded his Alchemist Recording Studio on Brixton's Acre Lane. Digging out the Promise Land tape, he proceeded to cut these 4 vocals on the version during the course of 2007.

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