Revolutionaries Sounds Vol. 2 (Limited Edition LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Deeper Knowledge 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

Limited edition of the LP with a silk-screen printed jacket and poster included. 


A1 Tension 
A2 Pressure 
A3 Strain 
A4 Severe 
A5 Rigid 

B1 Intense 
B2 Retribution 
B3 Drastic 
B4 Energy 
B5 Urgency 

Originally released in 1979 


Bass – Ranchie, Fullie, Robbie 
Drums – Santa, Sly 
Guitar – Chinna, Rad Bryan (Duggie), Tony 
Keyboards – Ansel Collins, Touter, "Organ D", Ossie 
Percussion – Barnabas, Sky Juice, Sticky 
Percussion, Engineer – Tarzan 
Saxophone – Marques 
Saxophone – Tommy McCook 
Trombone – Don D. Junior 
Trumpet – Bobby Ellis 
Producer – Joseph Hookim 

Revolutionaries Sounds Vol. 2 is the stellar 1979 follow up to the groundbreaking 1976 self-titled first volume. The Revolutionaries were the house band of Channel 1 studios, and their style defined the sound of reggae in the second half of the 1970's. 

The band was a who's who of the top players of the decade, featuring the core unit of Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Ranchie McLean and Rad Bryan. Augmented by a revolving cast of the top hornsmen, keyboard/organ players and percussionists, The Revolutionaries not only backed the in-house production output of their "home base" studio of Channel 1, but countless other productions done by producers renting the studio. 

The 1976 first volume released in Jamaica was an instrumental affair, with the iconic Che Guevara image by Ras Daniel Heartman on the cover complimenting the militant sounds contained on the album. 

For this 1979 follow-up originally released in the UK, Che again adorns the album, with the tracks being a mixture of classic instrumentals recorded at various points in the few preceding years, and then previously unreleased dubs to some of the studio's hardest original rhythms. 

Reissued for the first time ever, this is a fantastic touchstone for fans of '70s roots reggae, and with a fantastic selection of tunes that should satisfy the hardcore roots fans, serious dub heads and across the board reggae fans just the same. 

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