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Lee Scratch Perry - Back on the Controls 180g Vinyl 2LP (Out Of Stock) Pre-order - direct audio

Lee Scratch Perry - Back on the Controls 180g Vinyl 2LP (Out Of Stock) Pre-order

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Lee Scratch Perry Back on the Controls 180g Vinyl 2LP

Circa 2012, Lee "Scratch" Perry began working in the Rolling Lion Studio, UK on an exciting new project. Alongside producer Daniel Boyle, they began re-building the Black Ark studio signal chain that created his famous sounds in Jamaica throughout the 60's and 70's. Utilizing famous bits of equipment such as the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase, the Space echo, and various Fisher and Grampian reverbs, Lee re-created his original signal chain and worked in collaboration with Daniel to produce new original deep roots music, featuring a whole host of well known reggae players, and with Lee's vocals on top.

These tracks have been produced as close to the original Black Ark style as possible, with vintage equipment, - mics, compressors and effects; and raw recording techniques. A lot of tape saturation, live instruments, horns, guitar, bass, etc; all recorded live and blended together by Lee and Daniel on a big analogue mixing desk. Lee, for the first time in many years, was active on the mixing desk, and the effects units and also created his own Dub versions of each song.

It resulted in the poignantly titled 2014 album Back on the Controls. The collection brings back the true Upsetter style of dubbing and mixing, on heavy, hard hitting deep roots rhythms backed by some stars of the reggae world including Hughie Izachaar, Hornsman Coyote, Christine Miller, and Dennis Bovell among others!

Lee Scratch Perry Back on the Controls Track Listing:


1. Rastafari On Wall Street
2. Wall Street Version
3. Po Satan
4. Po Dub
5. Tug O'war
6. War Dub
7. Do The Dubstep
8. Do The Dub Version
9. I Believe
10. Believe This Dub
11. Repent
12. Repent & Dub


1. Sound Of Jamaica
2. Sound Of My Dub
3. Blackboard Re-vision
4. Blackboard Dub
5. Land Of Dub (Raw Mix)
6. Land Of Dub Version
7. Copy This & Copy That
8. Copy My Dub
9. Come Up Scratch
10. Come Up
11. Words
12. Lee's Special

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