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Bristol Roots Explosion

A brand new exclusive vinyl compilation 'The Bristol Roots Explosion' The new LP naturally draws heavily on the first two Bristol Reggae Explosions featuring firm favourites such as Joshua Moses' all time classic 'Africa Is Our Land' produced by the great Dennis Bovell Bunny Marrett's rare and almost impossible to find on the original 12 Inch 'Times Are Getting Harder' and Ron Green's 3D Productions 'Riot' another track that's very difficult to find on its original 7 Inch format Local legends Talisman contribute the 7 Inch mix of their excellent 'Dole Age' single and make a second appearance in their earlier Revelation Rockers guise with 'Culture' Having reformed around the time our first Bristol Reggae Explosion was released it's good to see that Talisman are also still going strong and making regular live appearances throughout Europe With the core members of Restriction also being members of Zion Band we have another double with 'Calling For Mercy' and 'Twelve Tribes' It's been a long time coming but Restriction fans can rest assured their planned compilation album is still on its way The remaining two tracks mark the debut appearances for Big Roy and the Rhythmites Roy 'Big Roy' Bailey has been involved in reggae music for decades and is still active to this day he was also one of the first Bristol reggae artists to document his talents in the studio with this track 'Ethiopia Revelation' dating from the midseventies It's great to welcome Roy to the fold Bath band The Rhythmites saw a welcome reissue of their 'Integration' album earlier this year it's excellent to add them to our compilation series and also to give the excellent 'Nation Integration' a vinyl outing

  • Side A
    1.Ethiopia Revelation - Big Roy
    2. Culture - Revelation Rockers
    3. Africa (Is Our Land) - Joshua Moses
    4. Times Are Getting Harder - Bunny Marrett
    5. Riot - 3D Productions

    Side B
    1. Nation Integration - Rhythmites
    2. Calling For Mercy - Restriction
    3. Twelve Tribes - Zion Band
    4. Dole Age (7" Mix) - Talisman

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