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  • Audio CD (9 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dubwiser Records
  • ASIN: B00DEL0AMA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Next Generation
2. Man In A Suit
3. I Love You Goodbye
4. Rise Up
5. On My Way
6. Fire In The Dark
7. Too Late
8. Roosevelt High
9. Places
10. Music Of The Spheres

Product Description

Dreadzone, delighted us all when they flew into the commercial domain with the unique, genre busting dub, folk, electronic dance epic Second Light which featured their first ground breaking top 40 hit Little Britain back in 96. The band formed by ex Big Audio Dynamite member Greg Roberts, Tim Bran and Leo Williams are an intrinsic part of the UK dance heritage. From their first album 360 signed to the legendary Creation Records in 1993 and their foray into the mainstream when snapped up by the mighty Virgin, where their label mates included the likes of Massive Attack, Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers to 2011 and the release of The Best of Dreadzone The Good, the Bad and the Dread , Dreadzone are now proud to be celebrating 20 years of recordings and live music performance in 2013. Escapades is the bands 7th studio album, featuring Mick Jones from The Clash and Lena Cullen on vocals. The album is born from a heavy touring schedule when founder members Greg Dread and Leo WIlliams took their drum and bass duties onto the Big Audio Dynamite reunion tour alongside Mick Jones and Don Letts, that lead to a creative musical narrative flowing in the BAD bunker in Acton. Along with Mick and Don, original members Leo and Greg return to play and co produce alongside present members MC Spee and Earl 16 with guitarist Chris Compton. The album will not disappoint committed fans, occasional acquaintances or those discovering Dreadzone for the very first time. There s an equal mix of nostalgia and progression and the bands instantly recognizable sound; Places a happy, upbeat Summer dance track, perfect for festivals, Next Generation , musically light, but with a warning tale of the legacy we leave for the future, Too Late a gritty, bass punching number with gloriously sleazy undercurrents features a sample from Is Vic There by New Wave 80 s band Department S , and there s deeper, darker dub house numbers I Love You Goodbye & Fire In The Dark , written about recent global conflicts. Seen by some as fore runners of today s dub and bass driven music Dreadzone have been building an impressive body of work since their early days with Alan Mcgee. An exciting Summer tour schedule to celebrate their 20th anniversary will see them at festivals Nationwide, lifting the spirits of the crowds with unique live performances of their classic tracks and hi-lights from Escapades

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Bland on 9 Sep 2013
Format: Audio CD
Stunning is the first word I'll use, I thought Eye On The Horizon was a peak, this steps up to the next level. Opening track Next Generation sets the tone, and then comes Man In A Suit, then I Love You Goodbye. Will this album start to level off after such a strong start, errrr no. Rise Up, Fire In The Dark and Too Late then hit you. In between these we get On My Way, Roosevelt High, Places and Music Of The Spheres, equally as good as the up tempo songs adding balance to the whole thing.

Earl 16 and MC Spee vocals are sublime, Lena Cullen adds a different dimension with her great voice, and lets not forget Mick Jones on Too Late, nuff said.

The songwriting and production on the album is top quality, a step forward while still managing to retain the Dreadzone sound we all know and love.

Rise Up Dreadzone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimbob on 14 Sep 2013
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Yet again Dreadzone deliver the goods! This album is fantastic, it blends all the usual Dreadzone vibes and still sounds as fresh and vibrant as ever. Great to hear collaborations with Lena Cullen and Mick Jones, and to have Tim Bran back in the fold on this album. It's hardly a wonder why John Peel rated these guys so highly when they keep producing some of the best British music available after all these year.

What you get with this album is 10 new, fantastic, bouncy tracks from the mighty Dreadzone....buy it, I promise you'll love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By smudger on 10 Sep 2013
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Love music? Having trouble finding something that really stands out from the crowd? Look no further... This LP raises the bar yet again. Dreadzone can do no wrong, whatever album you buy of theirs you are in for a treat. Even if you start with Escapades and don't get their seminal work 'Second Light' first, you'll be blown away.
As ever they mix different styles of music but with their definitive dub reggae sound at its beating heart.

Production duties fulfilled by one time full member Tim Bran push this onto another level, but the whole Dread family pull together to produce an LP of sublime quality. Coupled with guest vocals from the brilliant Lena Cullen and Mick Jones..I dare you not to like it

If you love them on record, seriously, do not miss them live. One of the best bands out there today and they are playing near you sometime in the future...a must
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pete T on 27 Oct 2013
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Have all Dreadzone albums; this one is a real mix of their styles over the years. Other reviewers online have described the different genres in the tracks - suffice to say I generally agree with this analysis; it is certainly more Dreadzone as I like it than the previous album Eye on the Horizon which turned out to be a bit lightweight. Escapades has glimpses of 360 degrees and Sound which are my favourite two Dreadzone albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip Hunt on 13 Sep 2013
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In all these years I never tire I just get inspired. Track TOO LATE is phenominal, I'm playing it on a loop! Another monumental Dreadzone album.
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dreadzone awesome album just like all other material in past and would highly recommend escapades to everyone who loves all there other stuff
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By Marble Eye on 27 Nov 2013
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Absolutely love it, constantly on my car stereo and home player.
Was lucky enough to see them live a few days ago and the energy they generate is phenominal.
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Brilliant albumn, such a great mix ...Such a great, different and interesting band, fantastic songs as always. Recommend this one.
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