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Freddie McGregor (1979)

Studio One
matrix: (i) SOLP 0139, (ii) MML 2165

Bandulo (Soulful Music); We Need More Love (I Make A Woman); What Difference Does It Make; Go Away Pretty Girl; Tomorrow Is Like Today // Bobby Bobylon (One Step Beyond); Wine Of Violence (Undying Love); Gonna Take Over Now; Rasta Man Camp; I Am A Revolutionist

(i) Original US issue on red & yellow label, (ii) US re-issue on black & white label.

Although Freddie McGregor had been recording at Studio One since the 1960s (as a 7 year old with Ernest Wilson as Fitsy & Freddie), his debut solo album on the label was not released until 1980. Featuring a collection of re-cut singles and new vocals over old rhythms it was an immediate success and remains one of the all-time classic Studio One albums. Everyone should have a copy in their collection.

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Freddie McGregor (2006)

Heartbeat 7815-1/2

Bandulo; We Need More Love; What Difference Does It Make; Go Away Pretty Girl; Tomorrow Is Like Today; Bobby Bobylon; Wine Of Violence; Gonna Take Over Now; Rastaman Camp; I Am A Revolutionist

Bonus tracks: Freddie; Homeward Bound; Little Girl; When I'm Ready/Jacklyn (Freddie & Lone Ranger) (extended mix); Come Now Sister (extended mix); I Man A Rasta (original 7" mix); Rastaman Camp (extended mix); Bobby Bobylon/One Step Beyond (Freddie & Jackie Mittoo) (extended mix)

Released on both CD and double vinyl LP.

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Now, this is the way the reissue of a classic album should be treated. Remastered from the original tapes, with improved sound quality, and featuring eight bonus tracks all released on CD for the first time.

Freddie dates from 1975 and was previously compiled on STUDIO ONE SALES CONFERENCE; Homeward Bound and Little Girl were both originally released as 7" singles in 1979 and 1978 respectively. When I'm Ready is presented in its extended form, and features a Lone Ranger toast. Come Now Sister was originally released as a 12" discomix in 1979. I Man A Rasta was originally released as a 7" single in 1976, before being re-cut and re-titled I Am A Revolutionist for the first issue of the BOBBY BOBYLON album. The extended version of Rastaman Camp appears as a previously unreleased special mix, as does the Bobby Bobylon/One Step Beyond combination.

The CD comes in an attractive slip case and both formats feature an extensive and informative track by track commentary by Josh Blood. With nearly 70 minutes of superlative music this constitutes excellent value for money from Heartbeat. One of the best ever albums just got even better...

BOBBY BOBYLON1
Freddie McGregor

Heartbeat CD 3502

Bandulo; We Need More Love; What Difference Does It Make; Go Away Pretty Girl; Tomorrow Is Like Today; Bobby Bobylon; Wine Of Violence; Gonna Take Over Now; Rastaman Camp; I Am A Revolutionist

Heartbeat CD, released in 1991, with an extended version of Rastaman Camp.