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Freedom Sounds Box Set

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:23 pm
by gary booth
Who better than Trojan Records to try and sell this to you (and if you fancy it - order it through them it's cheaper than Amazon)


Freedom Sounds Box Set
Various Artists

£29.99

Available to Pre-Order Now
Released on 6th August 2012

Since celebrating its independence from British rule on August 6th 1962, Jamaica has grown into proud nation with a strong identity of its own. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in its music, from the joyous uptempo rhythms of Ska through to the sounds of contemporary Dancehall.

This 5CD set highlights the leading performers, producers and studios that over the past half-century have shaped Jamaica’s national sound, with the 100-plus recordings showcasing a diverse range of musical styles and topics that range from strident proclamations of freedom, hope, pride to songs of love and every day life on the island.

With the majority of the recordings previously unavailable outside Jamaica, this essential collection illustrates the depth of talent that the island has produced over the past 50 years.

Along with the five discs of music, the ‘Trojan Presents Freedom Sounds’ box set also includes a 50-page A5 booklet featuring detailed commentary on the history of Jamaica and its musical heritage, embellished with an array of rare photos and memorabilia. And as an added bonus, a selection of celebratory cards is also included.

This is the true sound of Jamaica, courtesy of those who shaped it and introduced it to the world at large.

Re: Freedom Sounds Box Set

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:27 pm
by Rob Hall
Thanks for the recommendation Gary, I just got my copy today, and I think I'm really going to enjoy listening through this - nicely packaged too.

Re: Freedom Sounds Box Set

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:51 am
by kas
Sounds handsome. Even more adventurous of them would be to try and and sell a box set of the Freedom Sounds LABEL stuff... The venerable Blood And Fire label collected much of that years ago.

But that would be maybe too arcane.

Re: Freedom Sounds Box Set

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:23 am
by Jamie Renton
I've been feasting on this for a couple of weeks now (thanks for the tip-off Gary). That rare thing, a box set that's as good as you hoped it was going to be!