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Easy Star All Stars - Radiodred: Tribute to OK Computer [CD]

Easy Star All-Stars Audio CD
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Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. They rock every crowd they play for, whether it’s to thousands at festivals or hundreds at club gigs and private events (like the wedding of NYC Mayor ... Read more in Amazon's Easy Star All-Stars Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Easy Star
  • ASIN: B000GUJZ5K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,058 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Airbag 5:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Paranoid Android 6:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Subterranean Homesick Alien 4:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Exit Music (For A Film) 4:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Let Down 4:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Karma Police 4:480.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fitter Happier 2:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Electioneering 4:340.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Climbing Up The Walls 4:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. No Surprises 4:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lucky 5:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Tourist 4:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Exit Music (For A Dub) 4:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. An Airbag Saved My Dub (Bonus Track) 4:500.89  Buy MP3 


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The masterminds behind the All-Stars are Easy Star musical director Michael Goldwasser (a.k.a. Michael G), his production partner Victor Axelrod (a.k.a. Ticklah), and his two Easy Star label partners Eric Smith and Lem Oppenheimer. These four were the team behind the album Dub Side of the Moon, which was a complete reggae re-vision of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Now they release Radiodread, the long-awaited reggae version of Radiohead's OK Computer.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What a terrible idea? 4 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
When I first came across this album my first thought was 'oh no!' Along with many others I consider OK Computer to be Radiohead's finest moment and the prospect of it being turned into a novelty item filled me with, excuse the pun, dread. However having listened to the album I've got to say it is one of the best albums I now own. Honestly it is that good. I always thought No Surprises was a song that could have been covered in many different styles, but I never thought of Airbag as a contender. Credit to the Easy Star All Stars, this is a brilliant piece of work. If you like Radiohead, buy it. If you like reggae, buy it. If you like Radiohead and reggae you've just reached nirvana. Now there's an idea!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reggaeohead 11 Aug 2006
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After their successful reimagining of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon (called, of course, Dub Side Of The Moon), the Easy Star All-Stars wasted little time deliberating their next musical makeover. However, while they decided upon Ok Computer (possibly the closest equivalent of Pink Floyd's masterpiece of the last 20 years) relatively quickly, the project took two years to record.

However, under the watch of musical director Michael Goldwasser, the Easy Star All-Stars and their guests will surprise many with their earnest approach to tackling the source material. Radiodread is not the work of parody that its title might imply, but rather an honest and sincere take on one of the greatest albums of the last two decades.

Some of the tracks are attempted with a degree of authenticity, so Horace Andy stays relatively true to album opener, Airbag, and the Sugar Minott-featuring Exit Music (For A Film) attempts to match the original's uneasy excellence. It is Frankie Paul's vocals on Lucky, however, that come closest to capturing the claustrophobia of Thom Yorke's original performance.

Where Radiodread really succeeds is when the artists veer off course and leave their own mark on proceedings. Paranoid Android, of course, would always prove a taxing proposition, but Kirsty Rock's Yorke-aping vocals pass muster. However, it is the incredible backing from Buford O'Sullivan's trombone and Pam Fleming's trumpet that make the track such a tantalising proposition. It's not quite Johnny Greenwood's crashing and crunching guitar, but it's a slick and worthy alternative.

Elsewhere, Toots & The Maytals help turn Let Down into a joyous, Rastafarian rave that even Thom Yorke has publicly admitted to being fond of.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing achievement 20 Sep 2006
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Like the other reviewers, I was blown away by Dub Side to the point where the original album just sounds flat by comparison, so I was very excited when I heard about the AllStars' next project.

On the first listen I was blown away by Airbag, and for me the Toots and the Maytals version of Let Down is the stand-out track. Others that shine are Karma police and Paranoid Android.

With each listen, I find more subtleties in the mix, and really come to understand what the sleeve notes mean when they say they came to find the reggae spirit in the original. It's a different work to Dub Side, more subtle, darker and perhaps even more rewarding ultimately.

This album really is a must for any Radiohead fans who are not too uptight, and for any reggae fans whether they like Radiohead or loathe them.

It is an astonishing achievement and represents a band and a producer at the top of their game.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Irie Computer. 21 Aug 2006
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Reggae has crossed into the mainstream on more than one occasion over the years. Peter Tosh recording for and with Mick Jagger, and Horace Andy appearing on every album Massive Attack have made are just two examples. How, then, do Oxford's finest, Radiohead, enter the Reggae/Rock arena? By releasing a critically acclaimed modern-prog album called OK Computer nearly ten years ago, that's how. No, you haven't missed a true roots classic, neither was there a heavy dub track among the miserablisms. In fact, it's an album lacking any reggae credentials whatsoever apart from its songs of urban ennui and despair at the government and modern life; themes rather fitting for a Reggae workout. All Radiohead needed to do was sit back and wait for the folks at Easy Star to give it a good working over.

The result is "Radiodread - OK Computer" from Easy Star All-Stars, that wonderful collective who were responsible for "Dub Side of the Moon," the astonishing dub re-recording of the Pink Floyd psyche/prog album "Dark Side of the Moon." This was an idea that had eluded everyone until they heard it (heard of it, even) at which point palms struck foreheads with assorted gasps amounting to "of course! It's so obvious!" "Radiodread" comes with excellent credentials, then.

Due to Radiohead's "interesting" and varied methods versus reggae's seeming simplicity this is a really inventive re-working. In spite of that it is still obviously OK Computer, just very reggae/dubby.

The guests include Horace Andy, Sugar Minott, Toots and the Maytals, Israel Vibration and many more, and all are used to wonderful effect. Airbag (Horace Andy), Karma Police (Citizen Cope) and No Surprises (The Meditations) are the absolute standout tracks, but in all honesty every track shines.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Fantastic album from a fantastic band...see them live if you can! Can't wait to see what they decide to rework next
Published 10 months ago by MR D
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant
First of all I have to admit I am not a radiohead fan and had never heard of the album 'ok computer', my apologies to radiohead fans reading this. Read more
Published 15 months ago by wrinklie
3.0 out of 5 stars Turning **** into silver
Bit nervous here as my opinion is , erm, different from many of the others reviews. Not that I'm right or that the others are wrong. Just an opinion. Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by Mr. S. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars never thought it would work so well...
I don't know how I came across this on Amazon, but I read the reviews and had to have a punt as it sounded amazing. Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2011 by Flora Cake
5.0 out of 5 stars A copy that transcends the original
This is one of the great reggae albums of recent years. I think it's in my top five reggae albums of all time. Read more
Published on 31 Jan 2010 by Notre_Shuggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!
Very nice album! The other Easy Star All Stars don't appeal to me as much (not being a Pink Floyd fan and not all the Beatles covers work). Read more
Published on 14 Aug 2009 by Shrui
5.0 out of 5 stars My album of the Year
I can't stop listening to this masterpiece, tunes are awesome. Any music fan will love and respect the quality of this. I recommend this to everyone with ears style and taste.
Published on 15 Jun 2009 by MISS L COLUCCI
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind you, I am a Radiohead fan..........
Absolute genius. I never thought that I would be able to listen to, let alone own, a "reggae" album. Karma Police and No Surprises make it worth the buy on their own.
Genius
Published on 8 July 2008 by Moanin Ronin
4.0 out of 5 stars At the controls
I love reggae and I love Radiohead so it makes sense that I should admire deeply the new album by a host of classic reggae artists (Horace Andy, Sugar Minott etc. Read more
Published on 27 April 2008 by Mr. M. J. Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the original?
After the inspired miracle that was the sublime trip to the Dub side - where could the Easy Star gang go?

Well - By now you know. Read more
Published on 3 April 2008 by Trash ii Treasure
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