Easy Star All-Stars / Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Easy Star All-Stars   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Easy Star Records  

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Add Date: 2009-05-03 Pull Date: 2009-07-05 Charts: Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-05-04
Easy Star All Stars – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/30/09
Reggae version of the Beatles classic. From the folks who brought you Dub Side of the Moon, and featuring a BIG band and a huge cast of superb stars, which is how a concept that could have been quite cringe-worthy is instead excellent. I can’t say that it goes anyplace new, but it does go someplace old in the best of all possible ways. Very enjoyable stuff.
No FCCs detected. All tracks are good, but I like 5 and 10 best.
1. 2:22 **crowd noises and tuning up for 18 secs, then forceful downtempo skank, tenor vocals, horn section.
2. 3:13 **jolly midtempo bubble w/ Luciano’s always on-key vocals.
3. 4:33 *downtempo skank with chimes, pretty but nondescript vocals.
4. 3:19 ***downtempo simple skank, sweet high harmonies from the Mighty Diamonds. A lil bit of dub at the end.
5. 4:57 ****rather disjointed intro, then downtempo dubby bubble, distinctive vocal from Max Romeo. Psychedelic, syncopated dub. Nice!
6. 3:10 *uptempo ska, breathy female vocals.
7. 2:35 **downtempo bubble with a bit of the circus music feel of the original, pleasant singing. Suddenly turns into soca, then back again.
8. 5:14 ***very downtempo and mellow, with sitar, smooth vocals. Even more psychedelic than the original!
9. 5:35 ***jaunty midtempo bubble, groovy and danceable – and comes complete with full dub.
10. 4:06 ****upbeat midtempo bubble with pretty harmonies and U Roy. Everything’s better with U Roy on it!
11. 2:50 ***sounds like they strangled the rooster… midtempo swingy skank with David Hinds and some very emphatic electric guitar. And a complete zoo at the end.
12. 1:24 ***nyahbinghi intro, bass-heavy club skank. Quite good, too short.
13. 5:52 ***downtempo and downbeat skank with acoustic guitar and Michael Rose’s inimitable vocals, as well as a second vocalist I’m actually not familiar with but is also quite good… The never ending note actually reverberates for a minute, but then there are a few seconds of silence and some odd sound collage, so I’d fade it early for radio.

Track Listing
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Featuring Junior Jazz)   7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Featuring Ranking Roger)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (Featuring Luciano)   8. Within You Without You (Featuring Matisyahu)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Featuring Frankie Paul)   9. When I'm Sixty-Four (Featuring Sugar Minott)
4. Getting Better (Featuring The Mighty Diamonds)   10. Lovely Rita (Featuring Bunny Rugs And U Roy)
5. Fixing A Hole (Featuring Max Romeo)   11. Good Morning Good Morning (Featuring Steel Pulse)
6. She's Leaving Home (Featuring Kirsty Rock)   12. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
  13. A Day In The Life (Featuring Michael Rose & Menny More)