V/A - STUDIO ONE ROOTS: THE ORIGINAL (Blue Vinyl) 2xLP
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This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases, now available as a one-off special blue vinyl limited-edition pressing (2000 copies worldwide). Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae. Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie’s genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many more. This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with original sleevenotes, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.