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The Good, the Bad and the Dread: The Best of Dreadzone
 
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The Good, the Bad and the Dread: The Best of Dreadzone

15 May 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Release Date: 15 May 2011
  • Label: Dubwiser Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Dubwiser
  • Total Length: 1:14:07
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  • ASIN: B00AWTA5NG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,694 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. P. R. Greenwood on 16 May 2011
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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
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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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The first time I realised I was listening to Dreadzone, I recognised tracks which I never knew the artists to from years ago. Every one of their songs is brilliant. Dreadzone fans won't need any introduction or recommendation to purchase their music, but it is so versatile and artistic to appeal to every music lover. Reggae, Caribbean, Indie, Dance, Club, Goth, Arabic, English - they produce sounds which every palate will appreciate. Love it😊
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By MR G TAYLOR on 31 Mar. 2014
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I make pottery in a studio and this is awesome background sound to create to. Cranked up loud its imaginative and has great beats, a bit spaced out dub with nice samples interspersed. Yep the pots are wild when this is on and they go slightly weird taking on a little distorted dimension that the sound has added and delivered through the makers hands. All the better for it and I am sure the concept could be extended to a variety of other activities to add a little spice.
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By D. H. Doughty on 19 April 2013
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I saw Dreadzone live in the 1990's. I really enjoyed the gig and bought a couple of their early albums. However, due to circumstances, I lost the albums. I bought this album since it's not only got newer songs on it, it also includes some of my old favourites. A great blast from the past and thoroughly enjoyed.
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