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ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear

Studio One SOCD 1123

Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Weeping And Wailing; Mamie

Studio One CD with extended and overdubbed remixes of Rocking Time and Mamie.

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ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear (1974)

Studio One SOL 1123
matrix: BS-B / HM-2426-A

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Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Weeping And Wailing; Mamie

Original issue on the Forward label. The sleeve is printed on thin white card by Stephensons of Jamaica. For a fascinating overview of all the early Burning Spear sleeves check out Burning Spear Albums at Studio One (courtesy of Greg at Graal Records).

ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear (1975)

Studio One SOL 1123
matrix: CN-BS-2545 B / CN-BS-2545 A

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Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Weeping And Wailing; Mamie

Second press from 1975/1976 with improved sound quality. Can be found on several different labels, including the Forward label (which can lead to confusion with the original issue). The sleeve is lithographed in Jamaica by Stephensons and printed on thick brown card. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear (1980)

Studio One SOL 1123
matrix: SOL 1123

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Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Mamie; Weeping And Wailing

Remix in stereo with overdubs, alternative vocal takes and slightly different track order (Mamie swaps with Weeping And Wailing). Sleeve printed on white card with same credit to Stephensons of Jamaica.

ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear (2005)

Studio One SOL 1123
matrix: C.S.Dodd-Rocking Time

Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Weeping And Wailing; Mamie

More or less straight reissue of the orignal album (without overdubs, alternative vocals or extended remixes) except, that is, for a slightly different mix of Mamie.

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ROCKING TIME
Burning Spear (1976)

Buddah SO 1103

Call On You; Foggy Road; Swell Headed; Girls Like You; Old Time Saying; Bad To Worst // What A Happy Day; This Race; Walla Walla; Rocking Time; Weeping And Wailing; Mamie

US issue by Buddah (as part of the Authentic Island Collector's Edition series). All tracks remixed in simulated stereo. (Sleeve illustrations courtesy of Simon Buckland.) ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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