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  • Vinyl, 1×LP

    $23.99
    • + CD
    • + Poster
    • + WAV / FLAC
    • Best of 2019 edition
    • Black vinyl + Time Boom X The Upsetter Dub Sessions CD
    • Full colour printed inner with lyrics
    • Full colour printed outer sleeve with 3mm spine sleeve
    • Download card

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  • Vinyl

    $23.99
    • + Poster
    • + WAV / FLAC
    • Black vinyl
    • Full colour printed inner with lyrics
    • Full colour printed outer sleeve with 3mm spine sleeve
    • Download card

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  • CD

    $13.99
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    CD in jewel case with full colour printed tray and 4 panel lyric booklet, retail sticker on overwrap.

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Even at the ripe old age of 83, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry shows no signs of slowing down. The Upsetter continues to average over an LP a year, and recent times have seen the dub legend make music with everyone from The Orb to Mad Professor.

Perry’s latest album Rainford is another collaborative affair. This set finds Perry teaming up once again with his old friend Adrian Sherwood. The pair’s relationship dates back to the 80’s, and as such it’s no surprise to find that Rainford is a record with a friendly, easy atmosphere to it. Tunes tend to stay on the sunny side even when confronting heavy subject matter, and the melodies come easy throughout.

The playful feel extends to Perry’s own performances. Opener ‘Cricket On The Moon’ is a prime example of his whimsical approach to Rainford - some scratch guitars and huge thwacks of snare provide a solid base for Perry’s carefree musing. Indeed, Perry’s rampant creative mind remains a fascinating focal point across the LP, with his imagination taking us to all manner of places.

Sherwood’s production really freshens up The Upsetter’s style here. Rather than stewing in reverb and delay, Sherwood’s more refined techniques give Rainford a crisp and propulsive feel. This works particularly well when the record moves beyond the usual remit of a dub album - the dancehall influenced ‘Let It Rain’, for instance.

Rainford is yet another feather in the cap of dub’s most distinguished ambassador.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Cricket on the Moon Lee "Scratch" Perry 4:34 Buy
  2. 2 Run Evil Spirit Lee "Scratch" Perry 4:23 Buy
  3. 3 Let It Rain Lee "Scratch" Perry 3:44 Buy
  4. 4 House Of Angels Lee "Scratch" Perry 3:55 Buy
  5. 5 Makumba Rock Lee "Scratch" Perry 5:28 Buy
  6. 6 African Starship Lee "Scratch" Perry 4:06 Buy
  7. 7 Kill Them Dreams Money Worshippers Lee "Scratch" Perry 4:44 Buy
  8. 8 Children Of The Light Lee "Scratch" Perry 4:19 Buy
  9. 9 Autobiography Of The Upsetter Lee "Scratch" Perry 7:16 Buy

Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Dub, Reggae and Dancehall

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Bleep's Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019

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