To Be A Lover (LP)

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Format: LP
Label: Cree
Year: 2019

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Midnight Hour / Ya Ya
A2 To Be A Lover (Have Mercy)
A3 Opportunity
A4 So Fine

B1 I've Got The Groove
B2 Diana
B3 All The Love I've Got
B4 Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Originally released in 1977.


Vocals – George Faith
Backing Vocals – The Meditations, The Mighty Diamonds
Bass – Boris Gardiner
Drums – Mikey Richards, Sly Dunbar
Guitar – Ernest Ranglin, Earl "Chinna" Smith
Horns – "Deadly" Headley Bennett, David Madden, Glen DaCosta
Organ – Winston Wright
Percussion – Lee Perry, Skully
Piano – Keith Sterling
Producer, Arranged By – Lee Perry

The combination of a number of Kingston’s foremost session musicians, collectively known as The Upsetters, the wizardry of Lee Perry fully in control and the unique ambience or if you prefer, ‘vibes’, of the Black Ark studio produced a minor masterpiece that turned well known songs into something completely otherworldly.

Re-mastered and replete with (previously unseen) contemporary photos from Adrian Boot, extensive liner notes from Steve Barrow and Noel Hawks showcased in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve from designer Merten Kaatz. Now is the time to catch up with Scratch, The Upsetter, at the height of his powers and the deep, heartfelt soul of George Faith on this essential album.

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