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Perry, Lee "Scratch" / Must Be Free
Album:Must Be Free Collection:Reggae
Artist:Perry, Lee "Scratch" Added:09/2016
Label:Megawave Corporation 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-09-25 Pull Date:2016-11-27 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:20 Nov13 Nov6 Nov23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct2 Oct
Airplays:3112131

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 10, 2017:Magnetized Toner: Best Of 2016 Part 3
Too Much Is Too Much
4.Nov 28, 2016:Everything A to Z week 69
Psycho Dread
2.Dec 06, 2016:Magnetized Toner
Rat Race
5.Nov 15, 2016:The Offbeat Generation
Psycho Dread
3.Nov 30, 2016:At the Cafe Bohemian
House Of Sin
6.Nov 15, 2016:Magnetized Toner
Rat Race

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-09-26 
Legendary reggae and dub innovator Lee “Scratch” Perry returns in 2016 with a new album titled Must Be Free. Even at age 80, the prolific Jamaican maverick can’t stop making mind-blowing riddims mixing everything from reggae to spoken word, dubstep to ambient, even acid jazz to trip-hop. Despite sounding overwhelming, as usual, Lee makes things have a natural flow and Must Be Free is one of the most inventive recordings I have heard in a while. The album has collaborations with the Groovematist, IAmPhloboi, and members of the Subatomic Sound System collective. Irie.

RIYL: Lee “Scratch” Perry!

FCC CLEAN!
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 12

1. (6:02) **Psycho Dread – Dub, ambient, spoken word. Floating in space while dreaming of floating. Medium tempo.
2. (6:26) **Rat Race – Perry being Perry. Mid-tempo beat. 21st century dub recording filtered through ambient and found sounds.
3. (4:43) House Of Sin – Another classic Perry trip. Late 1970s inspired dub here. Medium tempo track.
4. (3:53) *Isabel – Medium tempo recording. More classic Perry cosmic energy. Stoner delight.
5. (4:00) **Jungle Tongue – Beatnik spoken word trip with ambient instrumentation and a dub medium tempo. All surrounded by jazz arrangements and more overdubbed vocals toward the end of the track.
6. (4:16) No Evil – Attempt at Flamenco (acoustic guitars) with a Spanish-Latin beat and melody. Trippy.
7. (4:18) *No Sorrow – 1970s funk inspired energy. Medium-up tempo. Dub vocals. Intense.
8. (3:05) On Nigeria – A combination of tribal dubstep, acid jazz and spoken word. Medium tempo. Feels calm somehow.
9. (4:20) Strip Off – Reggae and dub 101 here. Medium tempo.
10. (3:50) **Too Much Is Too Much – Kind of trip-hop beat with signature Perry vocals. Percussions everywhere.
11. (3:24) Therapist – String quarter sample, intense drumming and overdubbed vocals all over the place. Musically dense ode to a therapist. Weird.
12. (5:37) **Must Be Free – Slow piano balladesque intro then a kind of moombahton beat takes over. Perry has reached the 21st century.
13. (4:54) House Of Sin (Remix Version) – It sounds very similar to the original track; it’s just more dubstep and have a sharper drum beat sound.

Track Listing
1.Psycho Dread 7.No Sorrow
2.Rat Race 8.On Nigeria
3.House Of Sin 9.Strip Off
4.Isabel 10.Too Much Is Too Much
5.Jungle Tongue 11.Therapist
6.No Evil 12.Must Be Free
 13.House Of Sin (Remix Version)