Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black Roots return

The new Black Roots release - The Reggae Singles Anthology
I'm a big fan of British reggae particularly bands like Steel Pulse and Black Roots. The Pulse boys tell me they have been in the studio now for a while cutting their next album, which is long-time coming. Their last studio album, African Holocaust came out in 2004. Yes, seven years ago. To be honest they gig so much that it must be murder trying to find enough time in the studio and they are perfectionists which doesn't help. As for Black Roots, they split in the mid-90s and surprise, surprise, they got back together last year for a few gigs. With more live appearances on the roster, they have re-activated their own label, Nubian Records and will be releasing a double vinyl, limited edition with CD and DVD, blah, blah, in early September, called Black Roots - The Reggae Singles Anthology, a 16-track album spanning the group's greatest tunes. It'll be thirty years since the band released their first 4-track EP, which of course I have in my possession, alongwith everything else they've ever released. When I said I was a big fan, I wasn't exaggerating. The new release will come with a 16-page booklet, packed full of previously unpublished photos of the band. The DVD will be of their 1986 live show from a video called Celebration, which I already have, of course. The release will be through Bristol Archive Records with the full support of Nubian Records - a nice piece of mutual love and appreciation. Find out more about Black Roots here and here.



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