LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS - DOUBLE SEVEN

LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS

DOUBLE SEVEN

1LP
This classic album from 1973saw its creator,Lee 'Scratch' Perryexploring synths and starting to develop hisBlack Arksound -the enigmatic producer was at the timein the process of building his famous studio and honing his ideas about dub as a musical form.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
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Catalog # : MOVLP1912Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2017-07-07
Barcode : 8719262004153Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1973 

Side A

1. Kentucky Skank - The Upsetters
2. Double Six - U Roy
3. Just Enough To Keep Me Hanging On - David Isaacs
4. In The Iaah - The Upsetters
5. Jungle Lion - The Upsetters
6. We Are The Neighbours - David Isaacs

Side B

1. Soul Man - The Upsetters
2. Stick Together - U Roy
3. High Fashion - I Roy
4. Long Sentence - The Upsetters
5. Hail Stones - The Upsetters
6. Ironside - The Upsetters
7. Cold Weather - The Upsetters
8. Waap You Waa - The Upsetters

This classic album from 1973saw its creator,Lee 'Scratch' Perryexploring synths and starting to develop hisBlack Arksound -the enigmatic producer was at the timein the process of building his famous studio and honing his ideas about dub as a musical form.

The LP opens with the eerie "Kentucky Skank",Perry's ode toKFC, complete with frying chicken sounds, spliced between winding tapes, a ghostly trumpet, and futuristic moog synthesizer, overdubbed at London'sChalk Farmstudios.

U Roy's"Double Six"andI Roy's "High Fashion"and"Hail Stones"illustrate just how strongThe Upsetter's deejay material had become, while versions ofthe Chi-Lites'"We Are Neighbours",Sam & Dave's"Soul Man"and a re-working ofAl Green's "Love and Happiness"(retitled"Jungle Lion") all betray the funky soul influence that was increasingly shaping his work.

The backing tracks illustrate the producerat his best;the audio spectrum is fully differentiated while spatial placement an important component - something it would take years for him to achieve at the Black Ark.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl