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  • Audio CD (3 Jun. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Axe Attack Limited
  • ASIN: B00BXOQCLI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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In the Spring of 2011 Lee Thompson and Mark Bedford, two founder-members of Madness, convened at a rehearsal studio in Hackney with the idea of playing - and paying tribute to - the kind of music that had inspired them as teenagers. They enlisted an assortment of musicians whose playing they respected and with whom they enjoyed playing. The idea was to have fun; perhaps do a few gigs; and take it from there. So far so good. But the project seemed to take on a life of its own. The gigs were well received and a joy to play. The next logical step was to try and capture the energy and joy of these performances on tape - old style. So the band convened at The Ironworks in Brighton, home of Mike Pelanconi - aka Prince Fatty - famed for his ability to capture the authentic sound of the Studio 1 sessions of the 1960's and 70's in Jamaica. The results were so impressive that Dave Robinson, founder of Stiff Records, got involved and suggested a guest vocalist would add immeasurably to the mix. Enter Bitty McLean (producer of UB40 etc.) who contributed his vocal skills on a selected track single Fu Man Chu. The Benevolence Of Sister Mary Ignatius is the result, in tribute to that excellent lady who opened & ran the 'Alpha School for Boys' which offered education and opportunity to several of the earliest Jamaican ska musicians. It was a joy to make and heralds Summer, even in the depths of Winter. A soothing, sun dappled balm to the ears; a dance inducing treat; an escape from the everyday cares and worries of the modern world. Try it . . . you'll see!

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Kix ( Lee Thompson ) and his band of merry men, recently played at the Band on the wall in Manchester and did not get a good review off some punters, which must have been more to do with night itself, because once I had listened to this debut cd I wanted more and still do. one thing I am going to do, is post a message on the madness website in chrissy boys cupboard, and demand more, although Chrissy may have visions of the demise of madness and the rise of Lee Thompson and his orchestra, But I could live with both. One down side to it, is that there are only 12 top tracks on it and once listened to, you will want more, more and more. This is a deffo must have for all ska/reggae fans.
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The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra Give Us Ska in a traditional sense and boy is it hot from the current Single Fu Man chu with Bitty Mclean to the Joy of Mission impossible and Bangarang its a great tribute to the classic sound of ska from the 60's and 70's and get ready to dance.
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Was lucky enough to see LTSO last week & be able to purchase CD before release date. This CD is one to buy, it is wonderfull & full of great tunes with superb musicians & the added extra of Bitty Mclean.
And if they tour again do not miss it a truly wonderfull gig.
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Its great to have a Ska Cd back in the charts again with Lee, Bedders & co. Yet to catch them live but will try. Top job
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Old school ska done properly amazing album definately recommended hope this is not the last we here of these gentlemen, lee Thompson you really have stepped up to the mark excellent!
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Became interested in the album after their appearance with Jools Holland which gave me the hope that they could revive British ska from the days of two tone.
The album commences with real promise but just seems to drift into what appears more of a tribute act rather the real macoy having said that still make a good album for a summer party to bounce around the barbie
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Having been teased by their appearence on Jools Holland I couldnt wait to get my hands on this album and I wasn't dissapoined. Lee Thompson and his band take a respectful bow to the traditional origins of SKA and then inprint their own mark on 12 wonderfully crafted songs. If there is one gripe, I would have liked to have heard Bitty McLean lead vocals on more than one track, but given the professional musicianship of the band, it's difficult to find any fault. As close to a perfect SKA albums as you're likely to find.
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top album well worth the money would highly recommend it to any 2 tone ska music fan waiting for more and looking forward to see them in concert
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