With so much material available to work with, and with so many compilation albums having been released over the years, some of which featured 12” mixes, dance mixes and dancehall mixes, I’m surprised that it’s taken so long to produce an official album of BOB MARLEY and THE WAILERS in dub.
But it’s here now, and based on the fact that this album is entitled ‘In Dub Vol 1’ than I can only assume that there will be another / others to follow; which is fine by me!
It’s difficult to actually ‘review’ this one, because a) everyone will know the original version of just about every one of the eleven tracks as they’re all deemed ‘classics,’ and b) how do you convey the sound of ‘dub’ in mere words?
Suffice to say that if you’re a Marley fan, you’re going to love this one. Similarly, if you like dub music in its original basic form, you’re also going to love it. If you like neither, you’ve just wasted a minute of your life reading this guff!
Me? I love Bob Marley and have many albums in my personal collection. I also love dub music – so this one’s a winner as far as I’m concerned!
(Released through Island Records and available now – October 2012)