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Following Bristol Archive Record s great success with reissuing classic lost reggae from Bristol we have expanded our sights to the whole UK with the launch of our new label Reggae Archive Records. Our aim is exactly the same. to issue obscure and previously unreleased reggae music of merit that has largely been forgotten and neglected and give it a second chance.
To kick things off. we have chosen a classic and highly sought after twelve inch single from London band Tribesman released with the full cooperation of original producer Paget King.
Originally issued in 1979 the record has gone on to become something of a classic fetching good money in collectors circles. We've taken the liberty of reversing the sides meaning the more rootsy and sought after “The Tribe” is now the A side whilst “Finsbury Park” is now the AA.
Both sides are extended disco mixes with the vocal leading straight into the dub and to complement the package, the record will be housed in a high quality Reggae Archive Records 12” disco sleeve recalling those lost days of the late seventies when colourfully designed sleeves jostled each other for space in the racks and helping this classic tune really stand out.
Not only is this just the first of many exciting projects we have planned for the new label, but it is also the start of our relationship with Paget King and Tribesman as we plan a full CD release of the band's back catalogue in 2013.
(added: 2012-09-18 13:45:43 )