Perry, Lee "Scratch" / Master Piece
Album: Master Piece   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Perry, Lee "Scratch"   Added:Nov 2012
Label:Born Free Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-11-11 Pull Date: 2013-01-13 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25
Airplays: 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 04, 2013: The Doldrummer
Master Piece
4. Jan 05, 2013: New World Disorder
Mr. Upsetter (Funky Mix)
2. Jan 11, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Mr. Upsetter (Dancehall Fusion Mix)
5. Dec 31, 2012: Uncle Steve's Dance Party
Mr. Upsetter (Funky Mix)
3. Jan 10, 2013: Franxisco Brouillard Must Stash
Mr. Upsetter (Dancehall Fusion Mix)
6. Dec 27, 2012: Franxico Brouillard Must Stash
Mr. Upsetter

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-11-11
Lee Scratch Perry – Master Piece
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/11/12
Dub/trance/etc (lots of etc – some tracks switch up completely several times, then there are different remixes of the same song…) As far as I can tell, it’s a producer named Born Free from Switzerland doing remixes of a Scratch EP (“employing some of the techniques of the Mad Professor”), featuring his own added, very stoned vocals on a couple of tracks. 10 tracks, 5 songs. Doesn’t sound promising, but some of the tracks are very good indeed.
No FCCs detected.
1. 4:13 *jazzy piano, vague R&B female vocals… very subdued and slow swingy groove with only a hint of dub and not particularly Reggae, but Scratch can pretty much chat over any chune and give it soul…
2. 8:58 **totally dubbed up horn intro, then midtempo swingy one-drop riddim. Just when I’m totally loving it, switches to sad acoustic guitar and violins – what? Then some scratching, and uptempo rock steady! I like all the switching up, but I’m not totally down with every style switched… No Scratch apparent.
3. 11:45 ***dubby horn intro, swingy one-drop, Scratch chanting. False ending a bit over halfway through, back with electronic pulses and percussion. Trance-y, dubby, nice.
4. 4:27 ****fade-in to bouncy boopy electronic hip-wiggler, Scratch nonsense vocals and very stoned commentary by the producer. Cool riddim.
5. 4:19 ****same formula, but snarly electronics
6. 3:41 ****same formula, funky syncopated percussion. Goes ineplicably mellow at end.
7. 3:18 *this version starts all mellow with the stoned commentary up front. Gets better, but no reason to play this instead of one of the above versions.
8. 5:08 **Scratch preaches over electronic thump, then rather nebulous and cinematic production. Interesting.
9. 3:28 YECCH. Are you kidding me?
10. 2:24 *jazzy piano, female backing vocals, Scratch chanting, more electronics than track 1.

Track Listing
1. Soul Man   6. Mr. Upsetter (Funky Mix)
2. Master Piece   7. Mr. Upsetter (Pop Mix)
3. Medusa Dub   8. Forgiveness
4. Mr. Upsetter (Dancehall Fusion Mix)   9. Forgiveness (Road Of Life Riddim)
5. Mr. Upsetter   10. Soul Man (Reprise)