An excellent trple vinyl selection of some of the finest moments in reggae, 50 tracks in all, packing in strictly the best from start to finish. Like many of the other Trojan comps, this one's compiled from the perspective of the UK audience – the notes are provided by Don Letts and Robin Campbell – but still provides a set that'll have a universal appeal. As you might imagine, an exhaustive retrospective covering all the ground they start to look at here, from ska and rocksteady on up through the roots movement would take well more than 2 discs, but they've filled in a lot of the gaps nicely, including Prince Buster's "Madness", the Skatalites "Guns Of Navarone", Lord Tanamo "I'm In The Mood For Ska", Prince Buster "Al Capone", Desmond Dekker "007 - Shanty Town" & "You Can Get It If You Really Want", Dandy Livingstone "Rudy, A Message to You", the Paragons "The Tide Is High", Max Romeo
"Wet Dream", the Upsetters "Return Of Django", Jimmy Cliff "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" & "Many Rivers To Cross", the Harry J All Stars "The Liquidator", the Maytals "Monkey Man", Boris Gardiner "Elizabethan Reggae", Bob Marley & The Wailers "Sun Is Shining", Dave & Ansell Collins "Double Barrel", Ken Boothe "Everything I Own", Susan Cadogan "Hurt So Good", Carl Malcolm "Fatty Bum Bum", Althea & Donna "Uptoen Top Ranking", Dennis Brown "Money In My Pocket" and Junior Murvin "Police & Thieves".
(Includes insert – and in great shape!)