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13th March 2015

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Straight reissue to CD (in mono), but including extended mixes of Going To A Ball and I'll Never Fall In Love Again.

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND2
Dennis Brown

Studio One SOCD 01112

No Man Is An Island; Going To A Ball; I Love You Madly; Rain Drops Keep Falling; Created By The Father; I Have Got To Go; I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Make It Easy On Yourself; Your Love Is Amazing; I Need Someone; Something Bugging Me; God Bless The Children

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NO MAN S AN ISLAND1
Dennis Brown (1970)

Studio One SOL 01112
matrix: FCD 7808

No Man Is An Island; Going To A Ball; I Love You Madly; Rain Drops Keep Falling; Created By The Father; I Have Got To Go // I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Make It Easy On Yourself; Your Love Is Amazing; I Need Someone; Something Bugging Me; God Bless The Children

Original Jamaican issue in mono ((click sleeve to enlarge)). The Uniprint credit on the rear of the sleeve would suggest that the album was not released until 1971 or later (unless the first issue was released in a blank sleeve).

Dennis Brown's first album for Studio One, the title track (a cover of The Impressions' hit) was recorded in 1969 when Dennis was only 12 years old. As well as other covers the album features several Dennis Brown original compositions, including Going To A Ball, I Have Got To Go, Make It Easy On Yourself, I Need Someone, Something Bugging Me and the incomparable Created By The Father.

NO MAN S AN ISLAND1
Dennis Brown

Studio One GW 0002
matrix: FCD 7808

No Man Is An Island; Going To A Ball; I Love You Madly; Rain Drops Keep Falling; Created By The Father; I Have Got To Go // I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Make It Easy On Yourself; Your Love Is Amazing; I Need Someone; Something Bugging Me; God Bless The Children

Jamaican repress in screenprint sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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NO MAN S AN ISLAND1
Dennis Brown

Studio One SOL 01112
matrix: GW 0002

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No Man Is An Island; Going To A Ball; I Love You Madly; Rain Drops Keep Falling; Created By The Father; I Have Got To Go // I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Make It Easy On Yourself; Your Love Is Amazing; I Need Someone; Something Bugging Me; God Bless The Children

Jamaican reissue in mono. The two red and white labels carry the 13 Brentford Road, Kingston, Jamaica address, whereas the blue and cream label carries the Brentford Road address on Side 1 and 'Distributed by Coxsones Music City, 3135 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York' on Side 2. The yellow and green label states 'Dist. by:- Studio 1 Records, 3135 Fulton St. Brooklyn N.Y.' on both sides. All would have been pressed in Jamaica.

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NO MAN S AN ISLAND1
Dennis Brown

Studio One GW 0002
matrix: DB 105

No Man Is An Island; Going To A Ball; I Love You Madly; Rain Drops Keep Falling; Created By The Father; I Have Got To Go // I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Make It Easy On Yourself; Your Love Is Amazing; I Need Someone; Something Bugging Me; God Bless The Children

Jamaican reissue in split stereo (in screenprint sleeve).

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