This is one of the most respected dub albums of all time, featuring Augustus Pablo's finest instrumentals run through the King Tubby version machine. Many of the tracks are taken from Pablo's Jacob Miller sessions at the time, set off with the blistering double drum title track, listed here as "Braces Tower Dub." Tubby is really in the higher heights for these mixes, taking full control of each track, each moment. I have yet to hear any other dub LP which can match the unique sound achieved by them on this set. It gets no tougher than the wah guitar and bass intro on "Corner Crew Dub" The rhythms remain extremely rough throughout the album, highlighted by tunes like "555 Street Dub" and the strangely lovely Jacob Miller "Each One Dub." Recommended.
please note: random colored vinyl (may be colored or standard black)
- original release year: 1976
- music label: Clocktower 2020
reviewed by the mgmnt 08/2005