Whilst this has all the requisite tracks from the period, there is one flaw : the
complete lack of bona fide Reggae songs from the period. Only Junior Murvin ? Where
are Culture,Burning Spear and Max Romeo ? They released music far more important than Bad Manners or The Vapors in this period so why overlook them ? Many of these tracks are available on many compilations so why not show a bit more imagination ? Where, for that matter, are any Dub tracks ? That music was likewise as much a part of the soundtrack to this period as The Specials. Look at the 12" version of Ghost Town.
These omissions make this simply "OK" as a compilation. Buy it by all means but supplement with a copy of "Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown" and see which one you end up playing the most. There are some notable Soul omissions as well but you get my point. Too orientated to a particular image and style.