Spirit Of 69: The Trojan Albums Collection

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: 5xCD Box Set
: Trojan Records ‎/ BMG

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In 1969 reggae and the skinhead look hit the big time in the UK. The fortunes of the music and new look were of course closely intertwined, with skinheads largely instrumental in propelling the music from Jamaica into the British charts. But while the singles and albums that became hits have since provided the focus for numerous compilations, the lesser known records, bought by the die-hards and aficionados, have been largely overlooked.

This stylishly designed CD clamshell release helps set things straight by comprising faithful reproductions of 5 of the most collectable Trojan albums that attracted fans of the new reggae style throughout the latter half of ’69. Also included in the package is a 16-page booklet featuring a fascinating background information on each of the albums and an array of fascinating imagery.

The Spirit of 69 Album Collection, which sees release on 29 March and can be pre-ordered from the Trojan online store, forms part of Trojan’s 2019’s ‘Spirit Of 69’ campaign, which celebrates the half centenary of the year that reggae hit the British charts and the original skinhead generation hit the streets.

Full track-listing as follows:

REGGAE IS TIGHT – LLOYD CHARMERS
Original UK release: Trojan, TTL-25
• 5 to 5
• Follow This Sound
• Golden Moon (aka Blue Moon)
• Higher Heights
• Psychedelic Reggae
• Summer Face (aka Theme from ‘A Summer Place’)
• Crimson and Clover
• Rat Trap
• Everybody Needs Love
• Safari
• Reggae Is Tight (aka Time Is Tight)
• Stronger
 
JACKPOT OF HITS - VARIOUS ARTISTS
Original UK release: Amalgamated, CSP-3
• Jackpot - The Pioneers
• Feel Good – The Mellotones
• Give Me a Little Loving – The Pioneers
• No Dope Me Pony – The Pioneers
• Secret Weapon – Ansel Collins
• El Casino Royale – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
• What Mama Na Want She Get – Stranger Cole
• Catch the Beat – The Pioneers
• Good Time Rock – Hugh Malcolm
• Just Like a River – Stranger & Gladdy
• Hurry Come Up – The Crashers
• Train To Soulsville – Cool Sticky
 
REGGAE WITH SOUL – OWEN GRAY
Original UK release: Trojan, TTL-24
• Too Experienced
• You Call My Name
• Mr. Sun
• Seven Lonely Days
• There'll Be No Ending
• Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)
• I Can't Stop Loving You
• I've Got to Get Back
• Say You Will
• I Know She Loves Me
• Do You Wanna Dance
• I'm Gone

REGGAE WITH THE HIPPY BOYS – THE HIPPY BOYS
Original UK release: High Note, BSLP-5005
• Nurse J'Kel
• This Is It
• Mad Movie
• Capo
• Foot Work
• Seventh Heaven
• Moon Walk
• Challenge
• Reggae Pressure (aka Spicy)
• Wondering
 
FIRE CORNER – THE DYNAMITES
Original UK release: Trojan, TTL-21
• Eternally
• Sam-Fie
• I Did It
• This Is The Night
• One Way Street
• John Public (aka Tom Hark)
• Skokiaan
• Soul Language
• Say What You Say
• Vigorton Two
• Next Corner
• Fire Corner