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Various - Studio One Presents Version Dread - Dub Specialist

Studio One Version Dread
Various - Studio One Presents Version Dread - Dub Specialist
(CD/2xLP) Heartbeat HBEA219, 2006-07-24

Tracklisting :
01. Why Oh Why Version - Ernest & The Sound Dimension 02:57
02. Fire Coal Version - Sound Dimension 03:26
03. Creation Version - Winston & The New Establishment 02:21
04. Please Be True Version - Sound Dimension 02:39
05. Armagideon Version - Willie & the Brentford Rockers 02:31
06. Born to Dub - Soul Vendors 02:50
07. Pick Up Version - Sound Dimension 02:52
08. It Deep, Pt. 2 - Lloyd Robinson & Brentford Disco Set 03:00
09. Version Dread - Sound Dimension 03:14
10. Declaration Version - Sound Dimension 03:12
11. Things a Come Up to Dub - Soul Vendors 02:38
12. Zion Lion - Sound Dimension 02:52
13. Natty Rub a Dub - Cornell & The Brentford Rockers 03:07
14. Give Me This Version - The Heptones & Sound Dimensions 02:24
15. Fire Version - The New Establishment 02:06
16. Hold Me Baby, Pt. 2 - Basil Daley 02:48
17. Train Is Coming, Pt. 2 - Sound Dimension 03:15
18. New Broom, Part 2 - The New Establishment 02:51

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Press Release :
Before there was Dub there was Version. On the flip side of Jamaican singles were instrumental versions of the A side. At first they were called Versions - mostly the music with snatches of vocals sometimes used a cappella. These flip sides became as important as the vocal release, and soon a new phenomenon known as Dub was born. Heavily remixed versions of the vocals, filled with echoes and radical equalization, drove the fans wild. Studio One, with its catalog of top hits, was able to provide this growing craze with its own brand of exciting Versions and Dubs.

'Version Dread' collects 18 of some of the most sought after B sides taken from Studio One 45s released between the years of 1966 to 1982. There are straight versions like "Please Be True Version" and "Pick Up Version" to the more modern dub effects found on "Armagideon Version" and "Why Oh Why Version." Never collected before, and long in demand by fans and collectors, the tracks on Version Dread are total excitement. Filled with top Studio One rhythms, this collection is essential.

All tracks previously unreleased on CD or album.


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