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19th May 2015

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Picture On The Wall; You Are Not The Kind; Love Is A Treasure; Father Will Cut You Off; So Long Farewell; You Will Be Sorry // High School Dance; Slip Away; Old Joe; A Little Bit Will Do; Can't Go On; Watch Your Step

Original Jamaican issue in Uniprint sleeve (click sleeve to enlarge). The 1980s repress on the red & yellow label was issued in a sleeve without printer credit but with the honey bee logo pictured on the reissue below.

Neglected, underrated, forgotten, and quite difficult to find - this is just simply one of those essential albums that everyone ought to have in their collection. The original issue comes in a kind of hybrid split stereo - the vocal favouring the left channel. Exquisite vocals over original rhythms from the Soul Defenders band.

PICTURE ON THE WALL
Freddie McKay (1971)

Studio One SOL 01113
matrix: FCD 7786

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PICTURE ON THE WALL
Freddie McKay (1974)

Attack ATLP 1013
matrix: ATLP 1013

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Picture On The Wall; You Are Not The Kind; Love Is A Treasure; Father Will Cut You Off; So Long Farewell; You Will Be Sorry // High School Dance; Slip Away; Old Joe; A Little Bit Will Do; Can't Go On; Watch Your Step

UK issue on the Attack label in a laminated sleeve, which also comes in split stereo but this time the vocals favour the right channel. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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PICTURE ON THE WALL
Freddie McKay (c.1980s)

Studio One SOL 01113
matrix: RMM 1223-A SPIDERMAN...

Picture On The Wall; You Are Not The Kind; Love Is A Treasure; Father Will Cut You Off; So Long Farewell; You Will Be Sorry // High School Dance; Slip Away; Old Joe; A Little Bit Will Do; Can't Go On; Watch Your Step

Later 1980s reissue on the Studio 1 rosette label. This one comes in a more orthodox mono.The full matrix reads: RMM 1223-A SPIDERMAN STUDIO ONE PICTURE ON THE WALL. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

The Attack label release can be also be found in this alternative sleeve, which is unlaminated and omits the credit to Bamboo Records on the front.

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