....Skinhead Moonstomp isn't actually on this collection, but that is no great loss since it is available on so many other compilations.
There is a wealth of the rare, the obscure and downright fantastic on this 40 track double CD that will bring back many memories for those around in the early days of reggae. From the opening talkover, thumping bass and Hammond organ of Bunny Lee's 'Warfare', right through to the closing bars of Pama Dice's 'Your Boss DJ' you'll be tapping your feet and racking your brains with 'What other song used that riddim'.
There are a lot of original riddims here, The Corporation's 'Walking Thru Jerusalem', later to be immortalised by Tiger's 'Guilty' and Dandy's 'Shake Me, Wake Me', which became 'Reggae In Your Jeggae'. There are also some interesting re-uses of backing tracks. Hortense Ellis's 'My Last Date' done to Ken Boothe's 'Dark End Of The Street' and Bunny Lee's 'Annie Pama', an instrumental version of the Maytals 'Monkey Man' to name a few.
Plenty of other interesting tunes here to, especially the wonderful rendition of 'When The Saints Go Marching In' by Tommy McCook.
All in All a 'must have' for lovers of early reggae/