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on 17 May 2017
night nurse you can just feel the music
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on 18 February 2011
In describing this 2cd suite as `the most comprehensive collection of his work ever released', Spectrum hits the mark and shrugs off its budget label tag. This is a truly excellent compilation of original single releases, b-sides, 12-inch mixes, rare tracks and more; released only three months after Gregory's passing. How Spectrum managed to pull this together is laudable. Disc one, subtitled Extra Classic, covers the period 1970 - 1978; an amazing thirteen different labels over twenty tracks! Slave Master and early favourite, Mr Know It All with its extended dub outro are featured. Production credits go to Gregory himself, keyboard player Ossie Hibbert, Lee Perry, Clive Chin and Sly & Robbie among others.

Disc two, titled Cream Of The Crop, includes (for the first time on cd I believe) Tune In and Happy Anniversary from Gregory's short time with Charisma on the PRE lp release, The Lonely Lover. There are six tracks that were not originally released in the UK. Night Nurse (the 1982 album) for a change is not too heavily plundered, giving this release a more rounded representation of Gregory's outstanding work. Barring the Sly & Robbie produced (Oh) What A Feeling; disc two receives the production gloss of the artist.

The sound quality on these discs is superb, with no filler. Even better is the quality of the packaging. Disc one is screen printed in the Trojan Records branding, whilst disc two features the Island logo. The Spectrum logo is so discreet as to be deliberately underplayed. A twelve-page colour booklet includes an overview of Gregory's recording career with additional info on the tracks, images of record labels, sleeves, press cuttings and promo shots.

With a combined running time of about 150 minutes and a budget price, I would recommend this over any of the other collections of Gregory's work. Listen to the vocal talent from the snippets above and then buy. As far as compilations go, this is definitely Top Ten.
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on 17 April 2012
This double album is fantasic, i bought it for my mother who is a big fan of the "cool ruler" and listerning to it i fell in love with it myself.
The quality of the tracks is brilliant they sound clear and brand new. The photos and documentation regarding the musical jorney all made it all the more better.
Needless to say my mom totally loved her gift.
I would totally recommend this album!!!!!
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on 24 June 2013
This is the best album that Ive listened to in a loooooong time. A must have for Gregry Issacs fans both young and old with a little bit of everything from the legend
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on 30 August 2013
This is definitely one of my most favourity Gregory Isaacs cd's. I love every song on this and would definitely recommend anybody to purchase this. FANTASTIC!!!!!
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on 25 January 2014
I have several Gregory albums and compilations but this is the best, Great value, sound quality and even some 12" versions and dub tracks thrown in.
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on 24 December 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!
I have the majority of gregory isaacs albums! I love everything about this album, i recommend if you love reggae music! This album doesn't disappoint!
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on 27 January 2013
Loved the music of such a great man sadly gone from this world. Bought back memories of my youth fond ones
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on 25 November 2015
Ultimate king of reggae.the main man. For reggae and non reggae fans,a must for all avids
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on 18 August 2015
You can't go wrong with this if you're a Gregory fan.
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