Creation Rebel 'Close Encounters Of The Third World' LP
Pre-order. Due 29th March.
A sublime set of roots, vocal and dubbed out instrumental magic, Close
Encounters Of The Third World is a real lost gem in the treasure-filled
Creation Rebel back catalogue. A true cross-atlantic collaboration -
initial rhythm tracks were laid down in London in 1978, with horns and
vocals overdubbed at Channel One in Jamaica, before bandleader
Crucial Tony returned to London with the tapes for the album to be mixed by a visiting Prince Jammy.
Originally released on pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun, and the second album released by the group chronologically. Unavailable for 45 years, it has been carefully pieced back together, for this new edition featuring extended 12” discomix versions of “Beware” and “Natty Conscience Free”, re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Includes new sleevenotes by reggae scholar David Katz that tells the story of the album in full, plus download card.
Catalogue number: ONULP157
Label: On-U Sound