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New Dreadzone studio album ‘Escapades’ will be released in 2013 – the band’s 20th anniversary year. The band, with roots in Big Audio Dynamite, have had a 7 album career which has spanned the credibility of a Creation Records release, major moves on Virgin and independent releases including through their own label Dubwiser Records. Their highly anticipated new album ... Read more in Amazon's Dreadzone Store

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  • Audio CD (16 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dubwiser Records
  • ASIN: B004QLEDJI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,793 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Zion Youth (Dreadzone Mix)
2. Little Britain (Vocal Version)
3. Ali Baba
4. Captain Dread (Single Edit)
5. Iron Shirt
6. Digital Mastermind
7. Biological Radio (Edit)
8. House Of Dread
9. Life Love & Unity ( 96 Mix)
10. Fight The Power ( 95)
11. Return Of The Dread
12. Gangster
13. I Know
14. The Good, The Bad & The Dread
15. Different Planets
16. American Dread

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1. Zion Youth (Dreadzone Mix)
2. Little Britain (Vocal Version)
3. Ali Baba
4. Captain Dread (Single Edit)
5. Iron Shirt
6. Digital Mastermind
7. Biological Radio (Edit)
8. House Of Dread
9. Life Love & Unity ( 96 Mix)
10. Fight The Power ( 95)
11. Return Of The Dread
12. Gangster
13. I Know
14. The Good, The Bad & The Dread
15. Different Planets
16. American Dread

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. P. R. Greenwood on 16 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
The Good & Great from the Dread

You could be forgiven for wondering how it is that a band best known for (and by the mainstream, pretty much forgotten since) the 1995 hit single Little Britain could justify releasing a 'best of' album. If that's the case, then it means you've missed out on fifteen-plus years of one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave UK grass roots scene; pioneered by members of Big Audio Dynamite and, by inheritance, carrying forward the heart and soul of The Clash - weighty accolades for any band to bear upon it's shoulders. As well as a lot of musical history to have been effectively pushed from the fore of the British music industry. Fortunately, this timely release is here to help you catch up with what you've been missing out on.

In all the years since that brief engagement with the fickle beast that is mainstream success, and for all the supposed must have, here-today-gone-tomorrow acts marching along in the UK chart parade in the interim, Dreadzone have steadily (or perhaps stealthily, though certainly not quietly) been releasing underground storms of albums, progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub - mixed as it is with aspects of trance, sublime guitar riffs, folk roots sentiments and big-beat bass styles - whilst bringing the party to every club, dancehall and field they've shown up at. Always blowing audiences away and steadily earning for themselves the best possible reputation as a live act in the process - no record label push, no unwarranted mainstream hype, just good intentions, great tunes and an infectiously positive vibe which sticks with you long after the music has finished.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lenstoptips on 19 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to believe that Dreadzone first released their influence on the music scene over 17 years ago and have now only now decided to release a Best of; telling the tale of their incredible legacy so far. Their music is an awesome mix of ska, dub, reggae, rock and dance which has often been copied but as we know the originals are still the best.

Zion Youth (single mix) kicks off this collection, first seen on Second Light LP and is one of four tracks taken from this iconic album. Little Britain (vocal version) follows and is still one of the most distinctive and well loved of their tracks and this version has the melodic vocals of Earl 16. Its energy and individuality is coupled with the other show stopper Captain Dread (single edit). The album would never have been allowed to be released unless these tracks were included in this collection! Love, Life and Unity (96 mix), the other selection from one of their most recognised albums, is usually an early starter at their gigs and, perfectly illustrates what the band is all about.

Ali Baba emerges as one of the selections from Biological Radio with its kicking bass and the wonderful tones of Earl 16, again gracing these tracks with the 1997 album title track itself sounding initially like its breaking into some African chant...

The album Once Upon a Time also has its presence felt with I Know and Iron Shirt. The later being a wonderful assault on the ears and I defy anyone not to tap their feet or nod their head to this. With the usual distinctive vocals on this anthem from Earl 16 again and MC Spee stamping his lyrical mark soon after, it could never have been left out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bronco on 27 Jun. 2011
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I love Dreadzone. I wish them well as they so great to see live and this batch of best of recording hits the top grade. Love it dum diddly dum dum. Champion sound. And if you have failed to see Dreadzone live then sort it out.
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You'll not go wrong with this collection, and if you not a fan its a great place to start. The album covers a 6 album career of some 15 plus years. From the opening track Zion Youth (Second Light) I defy anyone not to be bopping their head or tapping their feet. Each track shows the superb way this band fuses elements of dub, reggae and electronic music to give us something that is quite unique. Live the band transpose these tunes perfectly there's not a single person usually found standing still.

16 tracks in all which represent the band fully throughout its career. I don't envy Greg (Dread) Roberts founder member, in having to come up with a "definitive" set of tracks that show the band off at their best, because this probably could have been a 2 CD set and there would still be tracks missed that should have been included.

A great collection of tunes, from one of the most hard working, underrated, best kept secrets in British music. Get some Dread in yer life you know it makes Sense. Bouncing Crew AHOY!
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Not much to say that hasn't already been said about these guys. They are simply the best at what they do! Pounding beats and striking lyrics! Both individually and collectively, the best dub, bass reggae band out there. From Little Britain to Gangsters to Captain Dread, each track is a masterpiece.

My only nit-pick and it is a nit-pick, I would have added a live section for most songs and even a few live DVD tracks to compliment the album. But hey, they continually tour and their tickets are still reasonably priced, why not see them live to see what all the fuss is about!
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