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The Evolution Of Dub Vol. 1: The Origin Of The Species (Box Set) [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Greensleeves Records
  • ASIN: B001L5J5DG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Untitled - Gibbs, Joe
2. Untitled - Gibbs, Joe
3. Untitled - Gibbs, Joe
4. Untitled - Gibbs, Joe
5. Untitled - Gibbs, Joe
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Natty Dub
2. Dub Magnificent
3. A First Class Dub
4. The Stepping Dub
5. Rude Boy Dub
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Dub From The Roots
2. Iyahta
3. Mine Field
4. Hijack The Barber
5. African Roots
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. King Of Dub Rock
2. Capital Radio Rock
3. Live & Love
4. Born To Love
5. Piccadilly Circus Dub
See all 10 tracks on this disc

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The stars say it all 9 Jan 2012
By meeky
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the first of six superb box sets with the African dub box being no. seven. What can you say about dub though, you either know what to expect or you don't. What I will say is that this one is typical King Tubby stuff. Well produced, well presented, great sound quality and modestly priced. I have the whole lot of them and jolly happy with them I am too! not a duff track on any of them, (only highlights a plenty), many different styles through the years. Can't say more really, the stars are all well deserved the whole set is total value. Thoroughly recommended.....If you love dub that is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the first chapter - tubby heavy 26 Jan 2014
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this series is essential on so many levels. serves as a history of dub, each box following a theme, as a great source for many out of press albums, and also is financially advantageous, works out at 2.50 - 4 per disc. buy the complete series gives you a collection of 32 albums for an outlay betweeen 80 and 100, depending.
the contents of this set (all in replica cardboard sleeves) is about the best one stop (one drop) introduction to the early work of king tubby, and contains many of his classic pieces (african roots, dub of a woman, etc, etc,) on 4 legendary albums. really, the only starting place for a project of this magnitude.
i cannot speak highly enough about this starting point (and the series as a whole), being both illustrative of the dub phenomenon, and featuring such excellent examples of the genre. much kudos to vp/greensleeves.
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 classic dub albums cheap 11 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
Well the whole evolution of Dub series looks wonderfull, is very nice priced and some classic dub albums. What else could you want???
I'm gonna collect them all!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice set 12 Sep 2009
By Comment Man - Published on Amazon.com
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A 4 CD set, quite nicely packaged with interesting notes, of early Jamacian dub. I don't think this material--which are 4 dub albums by the great King Tubby--are available elsewhere on CD. The price is not unreasonable--about 8 dollars per CD--but I would advise novices to purchase another dub album first--perhaps King Tubby meets the Rockers Uptown or King Tubby meets the Roots Radics. If you already are familiar with dub--and naturally love it--you should buy these CDs, for this is extremely good dub in the very nice package.

Dub by the way is reggae music radically remixed in the studio with echo effects and instuments dropping in and out. The vocal track is usually deleted completely, and the song is completely transformed. Amusingly, the notes quote the great Jamacian producer Niney the Observer as saying that he could not recognize his songs when King Tubby delivered his dub versions.

In my opinion it is better to buy the CDs than download the material. Not only is the lavish package very nice, but I feel dub does not transfer well to the MP3 format.
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