Release Date: 05 February 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Toots & The Maytals Reggae Got Soul Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
After exploding onto the Jamaican music scene in the early ‘60s, the trio of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Nathaniel ‘Gerry’ McCarthy and Henry ‘Raleigh’ Gordon - collectively known as the Maytals - establish themselves as one of the island’s leading acts with a series of ska hits for a number of local record producers.
Their hit rate continued throughout the rock steady and reggae years, culminating in the 1969 UK chart entry, ‘Monkey Man’, and when Chris Blackwell ended his association with Trojan Records in 1972, the group were among the first Jamaican acts he signed to his Island label.
In 1975, the trio commenced work on their first Island-financed long player with their efforts culminating in the widely acclaimed ‘Reggae Got Soul’ album.
Overseen by American producer, Joe Boyd, it is arguably their finest collection for the company, with its popularity ensuring what proved to be a long and successful relationship between Island and the group.
Now, 40 years after the group cut the tracks in Jamaica, the seminal LP finally receives the deluxe treatment it has long since deserved.
Featured along with the original 10 tracks are an equal number of bonus tracks, comprising rare contemporary material, much of which has until now never seen issue.
For those wishing to hear reggae at its most dynamic and powerful, you need look no further.
1. Rasta Man
3. So Bad
4. Six and Seven Books
5. I Shall Sing
6. Reggae Got Soul
7. Everybody Needs Lovin'
8. Living in the Ghetto
9. True Love Is Hard to Find
10. Never You Change
11. Dog War
12. Down Low (Original Version)
13. Missing You
14. So You Say
15. Treat Me So Bad
16. Every Day and Every Night
17. Acting So Funny
18. Two Different Styles
19. Rhythm Premature Dub
20. True Love Is Hard to Find Dub