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22nd January 2017

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SUNSHINE IS GOLDEN
The Gaylads (1967)

Coxsone CSL 8006
matrix: CSL+MX+8006+A2 / CSL+MX+8006+B

Hill And Gully; Kingston Market; Yellow Bird; Baley Mania; Island Woman; Yesterday // Jamaica Farewell; These Are The Times; Janey Girl; Sunshine Is Golden; Sounds Of Africa; Big Bamboo

UK press with stamped matrix and laminated sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

This is the second Gaylads album to be released, following ROCK STEADY in the same year. This time the tracks are mainly Calypso, Folk and Mento, with only an alternative mix of Sounds Of Africa riding a rocksteady rhythm.

SUNSHINE IS GOLDEN
The Gaylads

Coxsone CSL 8006
matrix: CSL+MX+8006+A2 / CSL+MX+8006+B

Hill And Gully; Kingston Market; Yellow Bird; Baley Mania; Island Woman; Yesterday // Jamaica Farewell; These Are The Times; Janey Girl; Sunshine Is Golden; Sounds Of Africa; Big Bamboo

Jamaican repress with stamped matrix in UK laminated sleeve.

SUNSHINE IS GOLDEN
The Gaylads (c.1970)

Coxsone CSL 8006
matrix: CSL+MX+8006+A2 / CSL+MX+8006+B

Hill And Gully; Kingston Market; Yellow Bird; Baley Mania; Island Woman; Yesterday // Jamaica Farewell; These Are The Times; Janey Girl; Sunshine Is Golden; Sounds Of Africa; Big Bamboo

Later represses were issued in this alternative, unlaminated sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.)) Note the different albums advertised on the reverse of the sleeve, which suggests an initial release in the early 1970s.

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