Throughout the month of February, VP/Greensleeves will honor reggae icons Glen Brown, Augustus Pablo and Horace Andy by revamping some of their major hits from the 1970s era. Each collection will feature a crisp remastered sound and will be available on all formats – including vinyl, CD and digital platforms.
Greensleeves will reissue Brown’s albums “Boat to Progress”, “Check the Winner” and “Dubble Attack” on February 12, a 14-track set, that will showcase Brown’s musical and production talents, as well as feature a variety of all-star vocalists.
Greensleeves will also reissue Augustus Pablo’s 1979 classic album “Original Rockers”, which includes flashes of his dub inspiration on standouts like “Rocker’s Dub” and “Tubby’s “Dub Song.” Reggae all-stars including guitarist Earl Chinna Smith, bassists Robbie Shakespeare and Aston Barrett and select vocalists like Dillinger and Hugh Mundell are featured on this collection.
VP Records vintage imprint 17 North Parade will reissue Horace Andy’s 1977 album “In The Light” on the reggae singer’s birthday, February 19. The In The Light collection, which is rightly regarded as one of Andy’s strongest testaments, includes newly commissioned sleeve notes by Noel Hawks and exclusive photos in the packaging.