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Clint Eastwood & General Saint / Stop That Train
Album:Stop That Train Collection:Reggae
Artist:Clint Eastwood & General Saint Added:12/2007
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd. 

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Add Date:2007-12-02 Pull Date:2008-02-03 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-12-03 
Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12-1-07
Reissue of the 1983 roots of UK Dancehall classic, with 3 extra 12” mix tracks. Still called DJing or Toasting at the time, this was the UK Reggae version of Hip Hop (but with full band – no electronic production), and was quite revolutionary and influential. I can’t tell whether it’s been remastered, but I can tell you that I wore my vinyl copy completely out back in the day, and I never noticed how thick and tasty the instrumentation and production was. God, this is the shite!
No FCCs detected. It’s all GREAT – play anything, but start with track one and the extended versions at the end.
1. 5:08****starts with announcement, then midtempo gorgeous skank with singing and dancehall – huge hit because it’s EXCELLENT. Cover of a ska classic, mixed in with “500 Miles”.
2. 3:31 ***downtempo bubble, phatty production, fun British politricks lyrics.
3. 4:32 **gong crash and expounding, then very downtempo and menacing riddim, crisis lyrics.
4. 3:00 ***horns and cute kiddie intro, slightly downtempo skank with little girls chanting nursery rhymes. At the same time danceable, cool and adorable.
5. 2:48 **conversation intro, midtempo and fun updating of the great calypso incest number.
6. 3:44 ***slightly downtempo skank – lyrics seem to be cobbled from all sorts of sources.
7. 2:55 **bass and chimes intro, very downtempo skank with cowbell and percussion, fun song to march around the dance with a Red Stripe in each fist to...
8. 3:25 ***very swingy midtempo riddim – definitely a British Reggae sound, about being stopped by the police.
9. 2:47 **rather uptempo paean to vegetables, nice guitar and sax.
10. 3:53 ***military horn flourish intro, then ska cover, sung vocal harmonies, life during depression lyrics.
11. 3:16 ***midtempo hard skank, sad tale of love lost to a “big monkey man”.
12. 3:06 ***midtempo skank with nutty, almost kiddie rhyme lyrics.
13. 6:21 ****extended mix of track 11 with some dubby components. The instrumentation is fabulous.
14. 5:49 ***extended mix of track 6, gets very dubby.
15. 4:57 ***extended mix of track 7, also gets dubby near end.


Track Listing
1.Stop That Train 8.Stop Jack
2.Vote For We 9.True Vegetarian
3.Nuclear Crisis 10.Everything Crash
4.Rock With Me 11.Monkey Man
5.Shame & Scandal 12.H.A.P.P.Y.
6.Matty Gunga Walk 13.Monkey Man (12" Mix)
7.Disco Queen 14.Matty Gunga Walk (12"Mix)
 15.Disco Queen (12" Mix)