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Dub To Africa

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  • Audio CD (12 Feb. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pressure Sounds
  • ASIN: B000006ZIT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,672 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is pretty much a classic 1970s Dub album, very stripped down and bass heavy. Prince Far I himself only makes an appearance introducing the tracks.

If you like your Dub with a serious focus on the bass groove, this will certainly be an album for you. If you like your Dub wild and whacky and peppered with sound effects and suchlike you'll need to look elsewhere.

This 1995 CD release on Pressure Sounds contains an additional two Dubs which were previously only available as Dub Plates. I'm not a huge fan of these additions because they do sound somewhat different in style to the preceding tracks, having more instrumentation and being "sweeter" in style.

The album is mastered from vinyl, presumably because, as with so many archive Jamaican releases, the original tapes have either gone missing or have deteriorated beyond use. However, the occasional clicks and pops aren't really noticeable unless you're listening through headphones.

To sum up in one sentence; Dub To Africa is an essential "old school" Dub album.

4 stars. It would have been a 5 star rating were it not for the final two bonus tracks tainting the flow.
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Format: Vinyl
This is a classic example of 1970's dub at it's best. From the first track the deep deep bass line and the throaty growl that is Prince Far I's voice pervade your ears. Track after track the minimal but visceral bass never ceases to please.Play it loud, turn the bass on your amp to maximum and enjoy the aural assault!
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Prince Far I & The Arabs - Dub To Africa - Pressure Sounds - PSCD002.
Tracklist:
1 Bass Ace 3:52
2 Dub to Africa 3:20
3 Good Music Brother 3:36
4 Glory to God 3:42
5 Hello, Love Brother 5:31
6 Cry Tuff & The Originals 3:23
7 Give Love 3:59
8 Big Fight Dub 4:13
9 Internal Dub 4:07
10 Out of the Abyss 4:02

Sparse Roots Reggae Dub.

Musicians include:
Bass – Errol Holt
Drums, Percussion – 'Style' Scott
Guitar – Melchezenik
Guitar, Violin – Sowell Bailey
Producer - Prince Far I
Studios include: Harry J's, Dynamic Sounds (JA)

Sound mastering is mostly excellent.

Many other essential Reggae releases on Pressure Sounds.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
rather a dull dub cd , bearing the name of prince fari , but most of the tunes are completely instrumental , without even an echo of fari,s gruff vocals , i was quite disappointed
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x934bb0b4) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x934dac30) out of 5 stars * 1979 DUB BASS GEM * 17 Aug. 2005
By Jasper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
An extra heavy release from Pressure Sounds. Prince Far I is here in the capacity of arranger, producer, percussionist, and m.c. Though he introduces each track, Far I does not vocalize on the tracks otherwise. What we have is a 1979 dub album with some of the heaviest, most mesmerizing dub bass you'll ever encounter. Bassist Errol 'Flaba' Holt is the star here, and the tight rhythms and sparse accompaniment leave the field nice and clear for his deep, muscular, and mind-warping bass lines. Flaba locks into steady, hypnotic, repetitive bass motifs that he tweaks ever so slightly so as to keep them engaging without ever breaking the trance. Flaba's bass is relentless and insistent, like a river carving through rock. The only complaint I have is that the album doesn't feature much sound sculpting or trippy effects. This is very tough dub...dub that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. My preference for trippier, more ornate dubs makes me prefer Frontline's "Dubwise" release, which features the classic Far I/Prince Jammy set "Cry Tuff 2," which has a lot more colorful things happening. That said, this dub *is* something to hear, and there are some killer, killer tracks here.

Lincoln Valentine 'Style' Scott - drums
Errol 'Flaba' Holt - bass
Melchezenick & Sowell - guitar
Noel 'Sowell' Bailey - violin (one track, very irie)
'Style' Scott & Prince Far I - percussion
(The last two tracks are extras from another session, and include some keys and melodica.)

The musicians above would go on to form the core of the Roots Radics in the early '80s. The sound quality of this reissue is good, and although there are some tiny surface crackles, that deep, low, rounded bass, and the rest of the mix, is pretty rich and clear. There are also some fine sleeve notes and a couple of photos inside. Length is about 40 minutes.
HASH(0x934daf18) out of 5 stars Something about it 22 April 2014
By T. O'Neil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As the previous reviewer stated, Dub To Africa is dub exercised with a lighter touch on the desk, mostly a continuous reverb and sparing, strategic deployment of delay (this was one of Adrian Sherwood's first expeditions into dubwise territory). But, there is something special about this LP always draws me in. True, the mixing isn't necessarily going to send you into outer space -- Check out Cry Tough Dub Encounter Chapter 3 for a trip to the moon; this one is strictly ground control. Earthy, driven, steppers riddims and creative use of violin not heard in Reggae, possibly hinting at later On-U sounds works from Dub Syndicate and Creation Rebel. One of my favorite dubwise LPs.
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