on 24 August 2013
Well, Universal have surpassed themselves with these Back to Black Vinyl re-issues. This is the third I've bought so far (after 'Man from Wareika' and 'Columbia Colly') and they've all been excellent.
The cover is an exact replica of the original and the record is beautifully pressed on 180g vinyl so sound quality is superb.
As for the music itself, the combination of two legends of Jamaican music, results in a fantastic album. Lee Perry's distinctive production is obvious throughout but he doesn't overdo it, and let's the marvellous vocals of the Heptones shine through.
To cap it all, Universal also include a free download of the album as a high quality MP3.
All in all, it's a great release and fantastic value for money. Well done Universal!
EDIT: Unfortunately, since writing this positive review, many of the Universal Reggae Vinyl releases have gone up in price considerably. They are now £20 plus, and nearly £25 in some cases, which is totally ridiculous. It seems that the few hundred supporters of these releases worldwide are being taken to the cleaners.