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Get Wise
Get Wise
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Price: 12.69

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reissue of long unavailable JA only release, 5 April 2014
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This review is from: Get Wise (Audio CD)
I have not contributed any reviews before but in view of the only other review posted so far I would like to offer a more accurate summary of this release. Pressure sounds are a fantastic outfit and one of the longest serving of all reggae reissuers. I do not buy all of thier releases due to personal preference but own around half of their catalogue. The overall sound quality is excellent with the bass realy clear and very heavy, the vocal is sharp and to the fore as is the percussion and rhythm guitar. The only slight muffling of sound occurs on the horns cut of youths of today, where the horns section has been added seperately to the finished track however this does not adversly effect the overall sound. Pressure sounds would not release anything if the sound quality was not up to the finest available standard.
The track sexy jean is indeed a little cringe worthy lyric wise but this is a reissue of an original album and therefore all its tracks are included, history is history, simple as that. Considering nearly the whole of the rest of the album is rock solid, with the three cuts to root of all evil, particularly the jah stitch work out, worth the asking price alone one weaker track can be tolerated. The run time is not an issue over 40 minutes of music is not scrimping particularly as so many longer albums are padded with dross. Pressure sounds did not set the price and this issue is available for a cheaper price on their own website.
If you prefer your reggae spoon fed to you by Trojan, VP, and soul jazz compilations that's fine but Pressure sounds are at the top of thier game and along with the newer lables hot milk and king spinner are at the forefront of quality reggae reissues and continue to deliver quality over quantity.
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