What are your thoughts on these two Scratch comps?

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What are your thoughts on these two Scratch comps?

Postby Ash » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:25 pm

Black Arkives

Rastafari Liveth Itinually
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Postby Liam » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:32 pm

Rastafari Liveth Itinually would be the pick of the pair for me. It features more crucial Black Ark sides. I seem to remember Black Arkives being a bit of a barrel scraper.
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Postby skunkride » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:36 pm

Don't know Black Arkives but have Rastafari Liveth... on CD & it's one of the best scratch comps, superb tracks & heavy dub versions showcase style, all crucial tracks. The CD version have some wicked extra material not on LP (2 songs & their dubs)

Sound quality is excellent+, some mild vinyl noise on some tracks but no heavy noise reduction or limiting, thanks god !

CD track list :

1. Peter & Paul Lewis - Ethiopian Land
2. Upsetters - Dub Land
3. Watty & Tony - Rise & Shine
4. Upsetters - Shining Dub
5. Watty Burnett - What A War
6. Upsetters - What A Dub
7. Juks Dread & Big Youth - 23rd Psalm
8. Clive Hylton - Judgement Day
9. Upsetters - Well Judged Dub
10. Mystic - Forward With Jah Orthodox
11. Upsetters - Orthodox Dub
12. Bluebells - Come Along
13. Upsetters - Dub Along
14. Evan Jones - 4 & 20 Dreadlocks
15. Upsetters - Dread Locks Dub
16. Devon Irons - When Jah Come
17. Upsetters - When Jah Dubs
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Postby Donovan » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:29 am

I think they are both killer. If you have just enough money for one, I would go with Black Arkives. I say that because Black Arkives contains the Sam Carty songs "Life is a Flower" and "I don't Mind". I mentioned these songs on the old board once and took some grief for it. Evidently they are not too everyones taste but I love them.
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Postby nickbug » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:25 am

I only have Black Arkives out of these two and I would hate to be without it as I love it to bits.................no stick from me re the Sam Carty songs.
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Postby Ash » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:31 pm

I bought Black Arkives.....nice....the track 'Stand up' Eric Donaldson was worth the price of the cd on its own,not to mention The Gladiators 'Time' and no stick from me on the 2 Sam Carty tracks either!!!!!!!!!
As for the 'Rastafari' set,i'll pick that up next week,thanks guys.
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Postby Chris » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:36 pm

They both have excellent tracks and good sound. My favourite track of Black Arkives is the horns cut to Vampire. When Jah Comes is the killer track on the other one. Black Arkives is based around a DIP LP from 1975, which you wont find anywhere for an affordable price
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Postby Dr Sleeper » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:24 pm

Both are good, but if I had to choose one it would be Rastafari Liveth. Clive Hylton's "Judgement Day" is worth the price of the album, IMO.
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