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Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell - Ghosts Outside - out on Double Six Records

Steve Mason Dennis Bovell Ghosts Outside
Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell - Ghosts Outside
(CD/LP/Digital) Double Six/Domino Record Co., 2011-07-25

Former Beta Band man Steve Mason has joined forces with reggae musician and producer Dennis Bovell. The pair have announced the release of an album on 25 July, a radical 'dub' reinterpretation of Steve Mason's Boys Outside' LP, which was released last year. A collaborative effort, Ghosts Outside was recorded in early 2011 at Livingston Studios in North London with Dennis Bovell. Using the original tracks as a basis, with Steve's guidance Dennis added additional instrumentation; the tracks were later given the classic 'Bovell production' treatment. Steve met Dennis at a Black History month in Hackney. Dennis is a renowned and much respected artist-producer, central in the development of British reggae from the 1970s onwards. He gained renown with his own group, Matumbi and also worked with the likes of Linton Kwesi Johnson, I-Roy and Janet Kay. He also produced a wide diversity of bands including The Pop Group, Orange Juice and The Slits. He recently featured heavily in the BBC4 Reggae Britannia documentary.

Steve Mason Dennis Bovell Ghosts Outside
Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell - Ghosts Outside
(CD/LP/Digital) Double Six/Domino Record Co., 2011-07-25

Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell - Yesterday Dub by DominoRecordCo

Tracklisting :
01. Lost and Dub
02. Dub Position
03. Letter Dub
04. Yesterday Dub | Download MP3
05. Dub Come Down
06. Dub Outside
07. Dub On My Heel
08. Dub I Just a Man
09. Understand My Dub
10. Dub Her In

Links :
Steve Mason : officialfacebookmyspace | twitter
Dennis Bovell : discogsfacebookmyspace | wikipedia
Double Six : soundcloud
Domino : officialfacebookmyspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Commenting on the collaboration, Mason said: "Making the album was great fun. Dennis is an energizing person to be around. He's the man Linton Kwesi Johnson calls when he needs cheering up! So going in every day to the studio was fantastic, a great laugh and a reggae history lesson all rolled into one. The fact that his is working on this album and also really rates the original Boys Outside is a great honour for me, considering not only Dennis's talent, but the talent of the people he has worked with in his life so far."


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