October 01, 2008
v/a Safe Travel With Phil Pratt & Friends 1966-1968 (Pressure Sounds, 2005)...
There are no need for emergency exits on this train of true true Rocksteady gems, because, frankly, who the hell would want to get of this train! Absolutely essential, it doesn't matter if you've never heard Rocksteady, or are a devotee of Lady Saw, there is absolutely no way, no excuse, no reason on earth why this cd shouldn't be in your collection. It's not just that there are tunes here the 'Cognacenti' will have searched high and low for... for ever, it's not just the good quality mastering of the tunes, nor the packaging & sleeve notes, or the general excellent job we can always expect from PS, but that songs of this quality would shine if they were covered in 50 tonnes of shite...! Top tune for me on the set is... Alva 'Reggie' Lewis's 'Suicide ( Hang My Head And Cry)' - but they're all killer... all the way - Mike Murphy
Posted by Stiles