Dub Side of the Moon [Anniversary Edition]

Dub Side of the Moon [Anniversary Edition]

by Easy Star All-StarsEasy Star All-Stars

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It was one of those really stupid ideas that we can all be grateful someone had the guts to follow through with. Yes, it's a reggae version of the Pink Floyd classic Dark Side of the Moon, every track drastically reworked and presented in the same order as on the original album. And yes, it works far, far better than you'd have any right to expect. The artists vary from the relatively obscure (Kirsty Rock, Dollarman) to the big-time (Corey Harris, Frankie Paul, the Meditations) and the musical styles range from roots to dancehall to jungle. Every track works well, but highlights include a very fine (and uncredited) jungle mix of "On the Run" and the great singer-deejay combo track "Time," on which Corey Harris' chesty baritone singing voice is nicely counterbalanced by Ranking Joe's speed-rap. There are several bonus dub mixes tacked onto the end of the program, and while none of them is revelatory they don't detract from the proceedings, either. At the end you realize that you were wrong to even think this was a dumb idea to begin with -- dub's psychedelic mysticism is a perfectly good match for Pink Floyd's mannered weirdness. Highly recommended. [A 2014 Anniversary Edition added two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Easy Star
UPC: 0657481104224
catalogNumber: 1042
Rank: 48040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Easy Star All-Stars   Primary Artist
Jenny Hill   Saxophone
Larry McDonald   Percussion
Victor Rice   Electric Bass,Upright Bass,Group Member
Patrick Dougher   Drums,Group Member
Ticklah   Organ,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Melodica,Group Member
Michael Goldwasser   Guitar,Group Member
Tamar-Kali   Background Vocals
Michael Wagner   Trombone
Eddie Ocampo   Percussion
Wayne Wiggum   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Israel   Producer
Brian Robbins   Liner Notes
Ticklah   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Brian Cummings   Composer,Lyricist
Ira Heaps   Engineer
Michael Goldwasser   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Additional Production
Lem Oppenheimer   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Artwork,Reissue Art,Reissue Design
Remy Gerstein   Executive Producer
Gilmour   Composer
I Dread   Programming
Joseph Jackson   Composer,Lyricist
David Reid   Composer,Lyricist
Conrad Samuels   Composer,Lyricist
Mark Hopkins   Reissue Art,Reissue Design,Cover Illustration
Eric Smith   Executive Producer,Artwork,Reissue Art,Reissue Design
Rob O'Aquino   Engineer
Retsu Takahashi   Artwork,Cover Illustration

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