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From Paris With Love

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  • Audio CD (17 Jun. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jet Star
  • ASIN: B000068QTL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Garden of Love
  2. Glory TO The Sound
  3. From Russia With Love
  4. Ska Fort Rock
  5. When I Fall in Love
  6. Freedom Sounds
  7. Trip To Mars
  8. Pata Pata (Skata Skata)
  9. Lester's Mood
  10. Golden Love
  11. African Beat
  12. River To The Bank
  13. Thinking of You
  14. Guns of Navarone
  15. Rock Fort Rock

Product Description

Product Description

Format: Music CD, Wrasse Records. Rock music CD release from Skatalites with the album From Paris With Love. Released on the label Wrasse Records. Ska music CD. This hard to find pre-owned music CD is fully guaranteed.

BBC Review

The Skatalites took influences from jazz, calypso and US rhythm 'n' blues to help create the sound that dominated Jamaican sixties music. After falling from favour on their island home (and losing original trombonist Don Drummond), the group followed separate careers until reforming for the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash in Kingston. Since then they've toured the world (which along with a little misfortune) has kept them out of the studio till now.

Lured to the Davout Studios in Paris by Jean Herve and producers Ben Oldfield and Bruno Castro, The Skatalites have recorded what can only be described as a brilliant album. The second "Garden of Love" kicks in it's summer again, with open windows and music blaring; a great opening track.

The classic "From Russia With Love" continues the ska tradition of reinterpreting movie themes, and atake of "When I Fall in Love" (given the sweetest of vocals by original songstress Doreen Shafer) sit comfortably with original tunes "African Beat", "Ride me A Donkey" and two new songs written for the album. If that's not enough to wet your palate, there's also a great version of the Ska classic "Guns of Navarone")

This isn't an album to be placed with the current batch of classicalbums released to tie in with Jamaican independence celebrations. It's a contemporary recording that combines theband'smany influences with an excellent production. With few overdubs and the band playing simultaneously, there's a new edge to the sound, felt especially in the partnership between drummer Lloyd Knibb and bassist Lloyd Brevett (one of the originators of classic reggae bass).

This is a must have album for anyone interested in Jamaican music and a great introduction for those who wish to learn. What I'm trying to say is just buy it, it's an absolute corker !

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Format: Audio CD
Very cool, very laid back album. It's a little like listening to a Ska version of Buena Vista Social Club - when the original line-up from the Skatalites (with one notable exception) got together for a gig and a jam session in Paris, this is the result. The fact that these guys have been playing together for up to 40 years comes through on the recording; they clearly have an understanding both of the music and of each other. A very cool, very mellow, a joy to listen to.
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HASH(0x9a85e870) out of 5 stars +1/2 The Skatalites are still skankin' up a storm 11 Jun. 2003
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The surviving members of the original Skatalites cruise through a pleasant set of mellow, steady-rockin' tunes. Mostly instrumentals and tried & true oldies, with a couple of soul-y vocal tunes that feature Doreen Schaffer singing her little heart out. Nothing groundbreaking, but they're still in fine form.
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HASH(0x9a1f9d8c) out of 5 stars Ska in every sense of the word 12 Jun. 2003
By Paul Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The skatalites explore as many aspects of ska as they can and the result is great, they always stick to there roots whilst combining the ska with all sorts of genres this realease is no different though in my mind is one of there best releases.
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