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Trojan 'Tighten Up' Box [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00004TFBA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,835 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Tighten Up - The Untouchables
2. Kansas City - Joya Landis
3. A Place In The Sun - David Isaacs
4. Win Your Love For Me - George A. Penny
5. Fat Man - Derrick Morgan
6. Mix It Up - The Kingstonians
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Barbwire - Nora Dean
2. Blood & Fire - Niney
3. Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
4. The Selah - The Ethiopians
5. One Eye Enos - The Maytals
6. I Shall Sing - Judy Mowatt
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Down Side Up - Harry J Allstars
2. Wet Vision - U-Roy
3. The Time Has Come - Slim Smith
4. U.F.O - Geoffrey Chung, Harry J Allstars
5. Be Faithful Darling - Clancy Eccles
6. Riot - Johnny Moore
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes yes yes ~ 9 April 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Oh yes!

It fulfilled all expectations. Brilliant compilation of the islands groovy rhythms once available on 7" vinyl here and there and from quirky radio speakers. Now, on the other hand, here are the lively tunes and jolly lyrics easily available to the whole world, refined and beautifully cleaned as deserved so that the creative souls of the sixties again can be enjoyed over and over. But get me right here; it's not sterilized in the digitalizing process though. The patina is not sanded away. I'm proud to have got a genuine Trojan Box set.
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3.0 out of 5 stars let down! 13 July 2013
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I own a lot of trojan stuff most is very very good. This unfortunately is not. In my opinion only 2 good tunes out of the 50 tracks! Collection bulker!
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trojan 16 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Trojan Tighten Up is the Ultimate Collection for Old School Reggae Enthusiastes .If you could only turn back the clocks.
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10 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended compilation label 8 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You won't find a better label for compilations of ska and reggae - whether you are an afficionado or looking for a way into reggae and ska, Trojan provides value for money compilations of beautiful music that will have you comin' back for more - enjoy!
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun little compilation 23 Jun 2003
By Steve - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was the first Trojan box set I bought, and with 50 tracks of great reggae, it didn't disappoint. The box draws songs from eight volumes of "Tighten Up" budget compilations Trojan released between '69-'73 for the burgeoning UK market. Selections range from the well known ("Duppy Conqueror", "Johnny Too Bad") to interesting covers ("Shaft", "Kansas City") to grooving instrumentals ("Live Injection", "The Man from Carolina"). All in all a great sampling, and at this price hard to pass up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the series 20 April 2002
By Big Wheel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I own the Trojan "Rocksteady" Box Set which I personally consider a bit lackluster. I also have the "Club Reggae" Box Set which I give a hearty thumbs up to. But the "Tighten Up" Box Set is my favorite so far. You dig Reggae from the late 60's early 70's? "Tighten Up" fits the bill nicely. My only wish would be that some more detailed liner notes were included. Plus the original album cover art for the series was incredible but unfortunately not found with this re-issue package. But the most important ingredients are, of course, good music at a reasonable price, and with "Tighten Up" you get both.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the series 20 April 2002
By Big Wheel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I own the Trojan "Rocksteady" Box Set which I personally consider a bit lackluster. I also have the "Club Reggae" Box Set which I give a hearty thumbs up to. But the "Tighten Up" Box Set is my favorite so far. You dig Reggae from the late 60's early 70's? "Tighten Up" fits the bill nicely. My only wish would be that some more detailed liner notes were included. Plus the original album cover art for the series was incredible but unfortunately not found with this re-issue package. But the most important ingredients are, of course, good music at a reasonable price, and with "Tighten Up" you get both.
5.0 out of 5 stars tighten up 6 Nov 2006
By Matthew E. Olmem - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i personaly don't own this box set. however, i do have the first two volumes of the tighten up series. I gotta say probably some best collections of reggae to ever come out. There are alot of songs in this box set from the frist two volumes..."blood n fire"-niney the observer "barb wire"-norma dean "fatti fattie"-derrick morgan....plus lots lost more.I highly reccomend this to any fan of mid to late 60's ska and reggae truly great stuff
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reggae 22 Aug 2002
By J. C Dickey-Chasins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is where it started - Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer laying down fundamental tracks. Every song is excellent, with particular standouts including "Soul Shakedown Party", "Adam and Eve", and "This Train". Buy this and the excellent CD 'African Herbsman' for an education in original reggae.
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