Just found out that a free program called Audacity will combine a split stereo/two track MP3 (thank you Jah Bill!) into one mono track. You have to do it one track at a time, but it's otherwise pretty quick.
"Musical Shark Attack" sounds so much better in mono! As does Freddie McKay's Studio One album "Picture on the Wall" which also suffered from the same two track problem.
No confusion here. I know what a mono record is and my copy is an original 1976 pressing, which was mono. The split channel version everyone is speaking of, turns out to be the 2001 reissues on cd and vinyl.
What do you guys think of the "Heart Of A Lion" album?
Is there a dub version of this LP?
I see The General/Spider Web album has been mentioned in the thread. Believe me or not but the only two things I remember about this album are that
1. it contains one of my favorite reggae riddims of all time (I am far from home so I can't give you the title right now - if I remember correctly it's the last track on the C-side - to my ears the instrumental sounds better than the vox mix) 2. I rather listen to the "Spider's Web" than to "The General" because I just love to hear these instrumentals without any vocals at all.
So called split channel mixes suсk indeed, espeecially on vinyl - Jah Bill has already explained why.
The first I roy lp I got was ..heart of a lion...always loved that lp. I have all of Iroys lps... World on Fire - catches him at top form just before he declines..the riddim tracks dubbed up are killer Doctorfish - just love that lp...hes flick of the wrist on that one Crisus Time- just as hes coming into stardom Dread Baldhead - from same period as crisus time..nicely mixed lp I roy made lps worthy of repeated listening...fav all time dj!!