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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last it's here,
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic time capsule,
I personally have always preferred 'Monkey Spanner' to 'Double Barrel', but hearing the tracks newly remastered to the highest standard makes this an interesting and enjoyable listen.
It's a bit of an oddball collection in some ways, in that it feels like a selection of songs with a few instrumentals thrown in.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DOUBLE POWER!!,
Contrary to popular beleif Dave is NOT Ansels brother,he is in fact Dave Barker,hes the toaster,Ansel plays the keyboard.
The title track is still a great reggae song and has certainly lasted the test of time,but after 40 years I still dont know what he shouts at the start.Although Dave Barker is a good singer I am not convinced that he is the singer on tracks 5 and 8.
I dont think there is a single duff or filler track on this cd....OK it only lasts for 33 mins,but I prefer it that way my self.
If I had to highlight a couple of tracks,track 9 "impossible mission" and track 11" count the days" are my desert island disks.The whole album reminds me of early Lee Perry/Upsetter productions from the early 70's when reggae was king.
For me the period of 67/68 will always be the cream of Jamaican music,the rock steady era.........but then, early 70's stuff like this comes a close second,Thanks Trojan for all the re-issues!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double Barrel - Dave & Ansell Collins,
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double Barrel A real blast from the past,
This review is from: Double Barrel (MP3 Download)This was the first album I ever bought and it cost me 10/6d.... that is ten shillings and six pence... in todays money 52 and 1/2 pence.
That was brand new, I played it on my mono record player every day about 100 times a day and drove my family crazy, when I found it on Amazon available on download I could not believe it. I have burned it to CD and now play it in stereo in my car.
It is still totally mind blowing. Dave and Ansel Colins produced a timeless masterpiece. It was brilliant then and it is still brilliant today. I would recommend this very highly to every one no matter what your preference in music.
Have a listen, it is worth it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Double barrel Music download,
This review is from: Double Barrel (MP3 Download)This downloaded easily to my computer. The music is as I recall it from many years ago. Worth listening to if you are interested in Reggae
5.0 out of 5 stars double barrel,
5.0 out of 5 stars Double Barrel... a classic!,
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNADULTERED DANCE STIMULOUS,
4 RAPID BEATs - PAUSE- 8 RAPID BEATS - PAUSE - ETC
Forty years on I'm desperately trying to get my now-more-reluctant body to recapture this dance sequence. Those into more-flowing present-day body-popping dancing should have a go at this more forceful aggressive style.
Altogether this disc is a wonderful way of experiencing Dance HEAVEN! Please, BBC can you organise a Strictly Come Reggae competition using this disc for the music?
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