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Frontline Presents Roots

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,105 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. House Of Dreadlocks (2001 Remaster)Big Youth 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Chalice In The PalaceU-Roy 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Crazy Baldhead (2001 Remaster)Johnny Clarke 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Country Living (2000 Remaster)The Mighty Diamonds 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mix Up (2000 Remaster)The Gladiators 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tribute To Marcus Garvey (2001 Remaster)I-Roy 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Natty Dread A Take OverU Brown 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rastaman Skank (2001 Remaster)Tapper Zukie 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. If You Don't Love Jah (2001 Remaster)Althea And Donna 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Natty And The Root ManRanking Trevor 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Created By The Father (2000 Remaster)Gregory Isaacs 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Daughters Of Zion (2002 Remaster)Prince Far I 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Jah Son Of Africa (2000 Remaster)U-Roy 7:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Keep On Trying (12" Mix)The Twinkle Brothers 8:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. ExodusI-Roy 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bodyguard (2002 Remaster)The Mighty Diamonds 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Back Yard Meditation (2002 Remaster)The Gladiators 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Free Africa (12" Mix)The Twinkle Brothers 9:230.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Satta-Amasa-Gana (Satte Massagana)Johnny Clarke 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Satta-Amasa-Gana (1991 Remaster)I-Roy 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pocket Money (2001 Remaster)The Gladiators 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Evil Doers (2001 Remaster)U-Roy 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Jah Will Work It OutThe Mighty Diamonds 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. M P L A (2001 Remaster)Tapper Zukie 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Black Man Land (2000 Remaster)Prince Far I 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Masculine GenderRanking Trevor 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Stop The Fussing And Fighting (2000 Remaster)Culture 4:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. This Land Is For Everyone (2002 Remaster)The Abyssinians 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rivers Of Babylon (2000 Remaster)U-Roy 5:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Struggle (1990 Remaster)The Gladiators 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Set The Captives FreeI-Roy 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Jahoviah (12" Mix)The Twinkle Brothers10:03Album Only
Listen15. Universal Tribulation (1990 Remaster)Gregory Isaacs 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Let Jah Be Praised (2002 Remaster)The Gladiators 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The International Herb (2001 Remaster)Culture 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Hill And GullyI-Roy 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Jah Kingdom Come (2002 Remaster)The Twinkle Brothers 3:190.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

In 1978 Virgin Records launched a label that soon became widely regarded as the most influential imprint of the Roots Reggae era: Front Line. Its brief but glorious existence is celebrated with a brace of themed 2CD collections, each of which feature a mixture of the most popular and sought-after Reggae recordings released by Virgin the late ‘70s.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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these are great times for all those with an appreciation of reggae, with many available volumes of 'trojan presents......', 'island presents....., and now, most recently, the turn of virgin front line to furnish us with superbly selected compilations that are available for entirely reasonable prices.
this volume is a crucial selection from a vast catalogue of material, illustrates perfectly the 'front line sound', whilst avoiding the most obvious choices and maintaining a level of excellence over the 37 tracks. starting with big youth's blistering 'house of dread locks', a balance is achieved throughout, between singers, vocal groups, djs, etc, and although all the 12" mixes are by the twinkle brothers, they are all cracking, particularly 'keep on trying'. most artists you'd expect to be included, are, accompanied by tracks chosen as much for the way they fit into this collection, as for their quality, so a shout for the compiler(s), who've put a compelling slant on the way this album plays through.
suffice to say, whether you're looking for a good place to start with an interest in reggae, or a long time aficionado replacing vinyls, this makes for an essential compilation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let the music flow 17 July 2014
By Bookie TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I can't believe my luck in that I came across this album as an mp3 download a couple of days ago for an amazing 1.28. 38 quality tracks. I've listened to them all and I'm delighted with the selection in this compilation. Laid back and relaxed and for me, at least half a dozen which brought back happy memories. This is what it says, original Reggae sound. It's calming and cool. At full price, it's still incredible value. Looks like I'll be adding to my Trojan and other label collections if Virgin keep this up.
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I paid 4.99 for my CD (plus 1.99 postage - thanks Universal!) and have (had) been raving about what good value that was, but 1.29 is mad. I can guarantee that there is nothing anywhere else that is better value than this. Even if there are only two good tracks on it, you are in pocket, but there are FAR more than that, trust me It's not perfect - as others have rather uncharitably pointed out - but it's pretty damn good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for Jahovia by the Twinkles on its own 11 July 2014
By Bradx
Format:Audio CD
Decent compilation at a good price with many hard to find tracks. Wish they wouldn't print dark red on green... with my eyesight I struggle to read the track-listing. Highlights for me are the 10 minute Jahovia track by The Twinkle Bros which I've never heard before, Gregory Isaacs Universal Tribulation and U-Roy toasting The Gladiators Evil Doers. Too many Twinkles, Mighty Diamonds and I-Roy ... and not enough 12" mixes but great stuff nonetheless and a good companion to the Front Line Presents Dub which is very much part of the same trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virgin frontline compilation 11 July 2014
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I had two virgin frontline complications on vinyl, which I picked up at Joes garage in leeds as a student, I am delighted to find this diverse compilation again as mp3. Takes me back.
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