Studio One: Version Dread (Dub Specialist) / Vinyl Reissue


Speaking of the latest excavation of the famed Studio One vaults . . .

Pre-dating what became known as dub there was the version. Out-of-print for over a decade, the label recently announced a forthcoming vinyl issue of Version Dread, a 2006 compilation featuring some of the most sought after B-sides in Studio One’s history. Spanning 1966 to 1982, and appended here with an additional two tracks (see: “Surfing”, below), the collection is yet another testament the potency of the label’s in-house band. “Born to Dub”, indeed.

Ernest Ranglin :: Surfing (Extended Mix)