It was one of those really stupid ideas that we can all be grateful someone had the guts to follow through with. Yes, it's a reggae version of the Pink Floyd classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, every track drastically reworked and presented in the same order as on the original album. And yes, it works far, far better than you'd have any right to expect. The artists vary from the relatively obscure (Kirsty Rock, Dollarman) to the big-time (Corey Harris, Frankie Paul, the Meditations) and the musical styles range from roots to dancehall to jungle. Every track works well, but highlights include a very fine (and uncredited) jungle mix of 'On the Run' and the great singer-deejay combo track 'Time,' on which Corey Harris' chesty baritone singing voice is nicely counterbalanced by Ranking Joe's speed-rap. There are several bonus dub mixes tacked onto the end of the program, and while none of them is revelatory they don't detract from the proceedings, either. At the end you realize that you were wrong to even think this was a dumb idea to begin with - dub's psychedelic mysticism is a perfectly good match for Pink Floyd's mannered weirdness. Highly recommended.
It was one of those really stupid ideas that we can all be grateful someone had the guts to follow through with. Yes, it's a reggae version of the Pink Floyd classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, every track drastically reworked and presented in the same order as on the original album. And yes, it works far, far better than you'd have any right to expect. The artists vary from the relatively obscure (Kirsty Rock, Dollarman) to the big-time (Corey Harris, Frankie Paul, the Meditations) and the musical styles range from roots to dancehall to jungle. Every track works well, but highlights include a very fine (and uncredited) jungle mix of 'On the Run' and the great singer-deejay combo track 'Time,' on which Corey Harris' chesty baritone singing voice is nicely counterbalanced by Ranking Joe's speed-rap. There are several bonus dub mixes tacked onto the end of the program, and while none of them is revelatory they don't detract from the proceedings, either. At the end you realize that you were wrong to even think this was a dumb idea to begin with - dub's psychedelic mysticism is a perfectly good match for Pink Floyd's mannered weirdness. Highly recommended.
657481104224

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Format: CD
Label: EASS
Rel. Date: 09/16/2014
UPC: 657481104224

Dub Side of the Moon Anniversary Edition
Artist: Easy Star All-Stars
Format: CD
New: Available $13.98
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DISC: 1

1. Speak To Me / Breathe (In The Air) [Feat. Sluggy Ranks]
2. On The Run
3. Time (Feat. Corey Harris & Ranking Joe)
4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Feat. Kristy Rock)
5. Money (Feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine & Dollarman)
6. Us And Them (Feat. Frankie Paul)
7. Any Colour You Like
8. Brain Damage (Feat. Dr. Israel)
9. Eclipse (Feat. The Meditations)
10. Time Version
11. Great Dub In The Sky
12. Step It Pon The Rastaman Scene (Feat. Ranking Joe)
13. Any Dub You Like
14. Breathe 2014 (Feat. Sluggy Ranks, Metric Man, Eric Rachmany & Ruff Scott)
15. Brain Dubbage

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It was one of those really stupid ideas that we can all be grateful someone had the guts to follow through with. Yes, it's a reggae version of the Pink Floyd classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, every track drastically reworked and presented in the same order as on the original album. And yes, it works far, far better than you'd have any right to expect. The artists vary from the relatively obscure (Kirsty Rock, Dollarman) to the big-time (Corey Harris, Frankie Paul, the Meditations) and the musical styles range from roots to dancehall to jungle. Every track works well, but highlights include a very fine (and uncredited) jungle mix of 'On the Run' and the great singer-deejay combo track 'Time,' on which Corey Harris' chesty baritone singing voice is nicely counterbalanced by Ranking Joe's speed-rap. There are several bonus dub mixes tacked onto the end of the program, and while none of them is revelatory they don't detract from the proceedings, either. At the end you realize that you were wrong to even think this was a dumb idea to begin with - dub's psychedelic mysticism is a perfectly good match for Pink Floyd's mannered weirdness. Highly recommended.