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28th November 2017

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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.))

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 WALL1
Freddie McKay (1971)

Studio One SOL 01113
matrix: FCD 7786

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PICTURE ON THE WALL1
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.))

PICTURE ON THE WALL1
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 reissues on rosette or black flash labels. These come in a more orthodox mono and in the sleeve with the Honey Bee logo. The full matrix reads: RMM 1223-A SPIDERMAN STUDIO ONE PICTURE ON THE WALL.

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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PICTURE ON THE WALL2
DELUXE EDITION
Freddie McKay (2017)

Studio One SOR 011
matrix: LP-SOR-0113

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Sides1 & 2: 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

Sides 3 (Showcase) & 4 (From The Vaults): Drunken Sailor; Drunken Sailor (Version); You'll Be Sorry (Jamaica Single Mix); You'll Be Sorry (Version); Picture On The Wall (Jamaica Single Mix); Picture On The Wall (Version); Picture On The Wall Vers.3 (Prince Junior) // I Am A Freeman; Sweet You, Sour You (Jamaica Single Mix); Old And Grey; My True Love; Love Is A Treasure (Extended Mix)

Released on vinyl as a double LP; it is also available on CD and as a digital download. The gatefold sleeve is enclosed in a distinctive Obi Strip. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

An expanded deluxe edition featuring the original Jamaican issue plus an additional disc containing a collection of related singles and B sides - this is yet another excellent reissue from Studio One's fruitful collaboration with Yep Roc Records. The original album is remastered in authentic split stereo, while the bonus LP comes in conventional stereo. The compilation was supervised by Chris Wilson, who also provided the very informative sleeve notes.

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pictureonthewallRMM1223

PICTURE ON THE WALL1
Freddie McKay (1974)

Studio One SOL 01113
matrix: FCD 7786

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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

This 1974 repress on the red & yellow label was issued in a sleeve without printer credit but with the Honey Bee logo. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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PICTURE ON THE WALL1
Freddie McKay (c.1980s)

Studio One SOL 01113
matrix: SOL 1113

pictureonthewallredrosettelabel1

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

1980s reissue in the same sleeve as above with the Honey Bee logo on the back.

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