The Lonely Hearts Dub Band

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  1. skamikaze

    skamikaze Coffee Addict

    EASY STAR ALL-STARS' RE-IMAGINING OF SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
    LONELY HEARTS DUB BAND SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 14
    ALBUM FOLLOWS THE TREMENDOUS SUCCESS OF DUB SIDE OF THE MOON and RADIODREAD
    "They made a smashing success out of their cover of Dark Side of the Moon..."—Pitchfork
    "The All-Stars have tackled Radiohead's OK Computer, and the result is again impressive." —Rolling Stone

    [​IMG]Easy Star All-Stars Following the widespread critical and commercial success of 2003's Dub Side of the Moon and 2006's Radiodread, Easy Star Records announces the Easy Star All-Stars' complete reggae re-imagining of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album, titled Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, is set for release April 14 on Easy Star Records and features guest vocals from an impressive list of reggae, dancehall and dub greats including Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Luciano, U-Roy, Bunny Rugs (Third World), Ranking Roger (English Beat), Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romeo and The Mighty Diamonds. The first single, "With A Little Help From My Friends," featuring Luciano, will be released as an iTunes exclusive February 10. It will be paired with a b-side dub version featuring the legendary U-Roy. Of the decision to infuse reggae into The Beatles classic, producer Michael Goldwasser says, "We've focused on re-envisioning concept albums as reggae and it's really important that the source material works as a whole and is not just a collection of songs. So, what better to take on next than the mother of all concept albums?"
    Goldwasser is once more the musical mastermind behind this album, having arranged and produced the music, assembled the musicians and guest artists and played guitar throughout. Goldwasser is joined by Victor Rice (bass), Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod (keyboards) and Patrick Dougher & Eddie Ocampo (drums, percussion). Members of the touring version of the Easy Star All-Stars also contribute, including Ras I Ray, Jenny Hill, Buford O'Sullivan, Ivan Katz, Kirsty Rock, Tamar-kali, Junior Jazz and Menny More. In addition to producing six albums for Easy Star, Goldwasser has produced albums for Corey Harris, Hatikva 6 and others, and has had compositions featured in the motion pictures "Failure To Launch" and Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream."
    For over a decade, Easy Star Records has been a trendsetting independent reggae label. Dub Side of the Moon and Radiodread form the backbone of a catalogue that includes progressive albums from John Brown's Body and Easy Star All-Stars keyboardist Ticklah, reissues of classic material from Sugar Minott and Linval Thompson and new recordings from reggae legends The Meditations and Sister Carol.
    http://www.easystar.com/
     
  2. awesome.. i love dub-side
     
  3. skamikaze

    skamikaze Coffee Addict

    You heard radio-dread?
     
  4. not a fan of radiohead to begin with.. so no
     
  5. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Senior Member


    me either however a couple years ago they relased an album and let people decide if they think it's worth paying for and could give as much money as they thought it was worth, so i thought that was an awesome idea.
     
  6. DroneLore

    DroneLore h8rs gon h8, I stay based

    that sounds delish
     
  7. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    Sweetness!

    I loved dub side. I don't like Radiohead so I never listned to the dub version.

    I'm excited even though I never really got into The Beatles, I still enjoy their music.
     
  8. PhishheadDeadhead

    PhishheadDeadhead Senior Member

    dude where can i find their cover of the darkside? sounds damn interesting
     
  9. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

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