Re-Released 23rd February 2018
Max Romeo has teamed up with UK based, Grammy Nominated Producer Daniel Boyle; to create a stunning return to form, Roots Reggae album with accompanying Dub versions.
Max is noted for his critically acclaimed work with Lee Scratch Perry in the 1970's, and for his timeless classic songs penned over the last 50 years - Such as 'War ina Babylon' 'Melt away' 'one step forward' and the worlds most sampled reggae song ever -''Chase the Devil'. Picked up by artists such Jay Z, Kanye West, The Prodigy and Blockbuster hit movies.
Max and Daniel have teamed up with an all-star cast of musicians to create a true Part 2, to Max’s legendary; ‘’War Ina Babylon’’ album. Using strictly Studio equipment ranging from between the 1950’s – 1970’s, recorded and mixed in 100% analogue format, and presented with stunning artwork in Physical format.
Among the line-up of 12 musicians we have:
Glen Da Costa (Bob Marley and the Wailers / Black Ark Upsetters) on Saxophone.
Vin Gordon (Studio One / Black Ark Upsetters ) on Trombone
Robbie Lyn (Black Ark Upsetters) on Keys
Dorit Chrystler (Marilyn Manson, The Strokes, Dinosaur Jr) On Theremin
Lee Scratch Perry – backing vocals, percussion and effects
Hornsman Coyote – (Back on the controls) On Trombone
Hughie Issachar – (Back on the Controls) Bass / Guitar
Puraman – (Lost Ark Music) Drums
And to compliment the music, we have some stunning original artwork hand painted for the project by the legendary Tony Wright. Tony was responsible for hand painting Max Romeo's' War Ina Babylon' album artwork, Lee Perry's seminal Dub album 'Super Ape', Bob Marley's Natty Dread, I jahman Levi's 'Hail him', Junior Murvin's Black Ark album 'Police and Thieves', The B’3’s Iconic cover, and many, many more. Tony is widely recognised as one the worlds foremost cover designers, and he has come out of semi-retirement, to hand paint the whole cover art for the project in oil’s; in keeping with the original production quality and ethos of the project.
This album is designed to be owned as a physical product, the stunning art, from Tony Wright, presented on beautiful reverse textured board cases for both LP 7 CD, with another fantastic interactive collage inside the gatefold (As seen on the Grammy hit also produced by Daniel Boyle, ‘’Back on the Controls’). And featuring a stroboscopic image around the record label.
The whole release will be backed up by a full scale PR and Marketing Campaign, run by the USA’s Grandstand Media, followed by a US & European tour of the album by Max Romeo and his Charmax backing Band.
Following the success of Daniel Boyle’s Grammy Nominated album he produced, in the same vain for Lee Scratch Perry, this release has been taken to the next level; and looks promising to be a global hit, and true return to form for Max Romeo.
Prior to the release, we are working with Record Store day, and releasing a 12” vinyl from the album. This will be a song from the album its corresponding dub version, a new Lee Perry vocal on the same Rhythm, and an extra horns cut / dub version. Same format as our sell out Lee Perry RSD 12” from 2014 and 2015.
a1. What Ifa
a2. Fed Up
a3. What Is Life?
a4. Scammer Jammers
b1. The Sound of War
b2. Horror Zone
b4. Give Thanks To Jehovah
c1. What If (version - feat Lee Perry)
c2. Fed Up To My Dub
c3. Whay Is Dub?
c4. Scam Jam Dub
d1. The Sound Of Dub
d2. Horror Zone In Dub (feat Lee Perry)
d3. Cigarete Stub
d4. Give Thanks To (version - feat Lee Perry)