Horace Andy – Exclusively

by Sep 26, 2018Artist, Reviews

Horace Andy - Exclusively
Horace Andy

Release Info

Horace Andy – Exclusively

Label:  Reggae Library | Format: DR | Street date: September 21, 2018 | Website Artist: N/A

Tracks

  1. Bob Lives On
  2. Stop The Fuss
  3. Love Him
  4. Good Will Survive
  5. Take It Easy
  6. Eating Mess
  7. Musical Episode
  8. Live In The City (aka Spying Glass))
  9. Live In Unity (aka Let’s Live In Love)
  10. Lonely Woman

Appearing originally on the Solid Groove label out of Croydon in South London in 1982 and reissued on CD & LP in 2005 by Wackies/Basic Channel, “Exclusively” is sometimes misconstrued as the UK issue of “Dance Hall Style”. The tracks from both were recorded at the same sessions – with Lloyd ‘Bullwackie’ Barnes joined at the controls by Junior Delahaye and Prince Douglas – and issued close together in 1982-83.

Half of “Exclusively” non-exclusively versions five tracks from the Stateside release – two are re-titled – and also “Eating Mess”, which appeared on the first pressing of “Dance Hall Style”, though unlisted on the sleeve. The mixes are all different (and without dubs). Five further offerings include the slow, funky and percussive “Musical Episode”, a compelling superior Bob Marley tribute (“Bob Marley, he still lives on, he’s gone in the flesh but his spirit lives on.”), and a wonderful version of the “Rougher Yet” riddim (“Good Will Survive”). The 10 tracks featured on this album bring relaxed grooves, sombre moves, politically motivated messages and social criticisms. And then there’s the characteristic voice of Horace Andy, which flows in an almost natural way with the riddims. “Exclusively” really knows how to captivate the listener’s attention during every minute of the unfortunately only 41 minutes playing time.

It’s all vintage Wackies and spun as Horace Andy’s all-time greatest album.

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  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On
Horace Andy Exclusively 1982 01 Bob Lives On

  • Horace Andy – Good Will Survive
Horace Andy Exclusively 1982 04 Good Will Survive

  • Horace Andy – Musical Episode
Horace Andy Exclusively 1982 07 Musical Episode

  • Horace Andy – Live In The City
Horace Andy Exclusively 1982 08 Live In The City