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Soundsystem: The Story Of Jamaican Music CD

Limited Edition Signed Box Set with Exclusive Print
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No. of pieces: 8
25 June 2012 By: Island Records

About this product

This limited edition box set contains:

  • 8 CDs
  • Sound System hard backed book by Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot
  • Exclusive four colour, hand-pulled silk screen-print, on archival 250gsm paper

Order now to get a signed copy of the Sound System book by Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot. These are strictly limited and subject to availability.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence Island Records are releasing a huge box set entitled ‘Sound System – The Story Of Jamaican Music’ on June 25th ’12. ‘Sound System’ will feature 8 CDs of glorious music and a deluxe hard backed book by acclaimed writer Chris Salewicz (author of biographies of Bob Marley, Joe Strummer and ‘Rude Boy – Once Upon A Time In Jamaica’) and featuring hundreds of photos by legendary photographer Adrian Boot.

‘Sound System’ features 120 songs randomly programmed to ape the way a Sound System DJ might select his set on any given night. It features a wonderfully eclectic mix of R&B, mento, ska, blue beat, reggae, dub and funk and celebrates the incredible musical gift this small island has given to the world. ‘Sound System’ is a snapshot of Jamaican culture, the soundtrack you would hear on jukeboxes, ghetto blasters and on every radio station if you drove across Jamaica. From Althea & Donna’s global hit ‘Uptown Top Ranking’ to Eric Donaldson’s ‘Cherry O Baby’ via Augustus Pablo’s peerless ‘King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown’ and The Royals’ ‘Free Speech And Movement’ there’s something for everyone here.

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