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Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby Mark T » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:48 pm

I would consider myself a long time reggae fan but I only recently listened to Trenchtown Mix Up for the first time in my life :oops:
It's a very enjoyable album and I love the overall sound. I listened on Apple Music and thought I would go searching for a used vinyl copy - wow! There is nothing remotely well priced out there. I had no idea it sells for that kind of money.
Any other fans of this album out there?
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby Dread Archive » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:23 pm

Great LP. One of those LP's you can just leave on because every track is good. Know Yourself Mankind is a classic. I got the LP when it came out in 1976. Before you ask I am not selling it or trading !!!

The Gladiators - Trenchtown Mix Up - FULL ALBUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAaisiDh5qI

Roots Vinyl Guide # 92 listed that have sold on Ebits with ending price
http://www.rootsvinylguide.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Trenchtown+Mix+Up+
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby Mark T » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:02 am

Thanks Dread Archive - I will have to keep an eye on ebay even though I prefer not to shop there these days.
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby guillaumebougard » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 am

Mark T wrote:I would consider myself a long time reggae fan but I only recently listened to Trenchtown Mix Up for the first time in my life :oops:
It's a very enjoyable album and I love the overall sound. I listened on Apple Music and thought I would go searching for a used vinyl copy - wow! There is nothing remotely well priced out there. I had no idea it sells for that kind of money.
Any other fans of this album out there?
Mark T


holy mackrel, one's gotta wonder why nobody is reissuing this album, like the rest of the Gladiators albums for Virgin
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby TruthTown » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Trenchtown Mix Up, Proverbial Reggae and Sweet So Till were reissued on CD and vinyl some years ago (around 2000). Naturality, IMO the weakest of the Virgin records, wasn't. great great albums!!! Cant count the times I have played these LPs
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby 99thfloor » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:10 am

TruthTown wrote:Trenchtown Mix Up, Proverbial Reggae and Sweet So Till were reissued on CD and vinyl some years ago (around 2000). Naturality, IMO the weakest of the Virgin records, wasn't.

All four are on this one (which came out about a year ago): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Virgin-Collecti ... B01LZERMXJ
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby Donovan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:33 am

Mark T wrote:I would consider myself a long time reggae fan but I only recently listened to Trenchtown Mix Up for the first time in my life :oops:


Well, it ONLY made it to #23 on the top 100! :P

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I actually have no room to talk, as I still don't have On Top by the Heptones, which made the top 10.
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kk_-FqcP3g

Came across a few Gladiators LPs years ago and sold them on e-Bay. Pretty sure that Trench Town Mix-up and Back to Roots were among them. Didn't really listen to them.
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Re: Trenchtown Mix Up

Postby marko » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:37 am

Gave this a quick re-listen having not played it for a long long time, the material and performances are so strong but let down IMO by the production/mixing/mastering, particularly when compared with Proverbial Reggae two years later. This could possibly be because my copy of Mix-Up is very well played so perhaps it's turned a bit lo-fi. Proverbial Reggae has equally strong material to Mix-Up but it has such a big sound that it shades it for me. Man the Gladiators were blessed to have two of the most distinctive voices in reggae and brilliant songwriters too. Albert Griffiths may get most of the praise but I love Clinton Fearon's singing so much, absolutely unique voice.
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