U ROY - VERSION GALORE

U ROY

VERSION GALORE

1LP

The pioneer of toasting Ewart Beckford, better known by his stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist. He was bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s with his typical rapping style of singing (toasting) over the rhythms and beats he created.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl
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Catalog # : MOVLP2474Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2019-07-12
Barcode : 8719262010796Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1971 

Side A

1. Your Ace From Space
2. On The Beach
3. Version Galore
4. True Confession
5. Tide Is High
6. Things You Love

Side B

1. The Same Song
2. Happy Go Lucky Girl
3. Rock Away
4. Wear You To The Ball
5. Don't Stay Away
6. Hot Pop

The pioneer of toasting Ewart Beckford, better known by his stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist. He was bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s with his typical rapping style of singing (toasting) over the rhythms and beats he created. All of a sudden, Jamaica awoke one morning and U-Roy was everywhere. He released his debut album Version Galore in 1970, it consists of his earliest songs, all recorded for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label. Most listeners will especially recognize “Tide Is High,” originally by the Paragons and recorded later as a 1980 hit by Blondie. Enjoy listening to the way he's bringing his lyrics all over the record. It's toasting at best.

Version Galore is available as limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl