One of my romanticized (often flawed) criteria for judging reggae albums is: "is it on Spotify?" This one isn't, and hasn't been reissued since its 1983/4 release on the UK's Vista Sounds (founded by Jeffrey Collins who used to supply us promo 12"s back in the day). Worth it alone for the sugary "Throw Down Your Arms" (the hesi-dropstep opening line about "I got the vision from Selah" is prime rewind material). Includes full 10-song LP, plus their hits "Boat To Zion," "Madness," "Hard Time" & "Hard Time (DJ Version)" on a bonus 12-inch, housed in full-color replica jacket with extensive liner notes. At a modest run of 900 copies, this is one of our RSD2018 sleeper picks. Recommended.
- long out-of-print reggae digger fave, originally released in 1984 by Vista Sounds
- first time on vinyl in North America
- full-color replica pic sleeve
- limited to 900 copies
- music label: Burning Sounds 2018
reviewed by the mgmnt 05/2018