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13th March 2019

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BEST OF THE SKATALITE1
The Skatalites (1974)

Studio One TLPOX 1007
matrix: FCD 61

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BEST OF THE SKATALITE1
The Skatalites (1974)

Studio One TLPOX 1007
matrix: FCD 61

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BEST OF THE SKATALITE1
The Skatalites

Studio One
matrix: FCD 61

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BEST OF THE SKATALITE1
The Skatalites

Studio One TLPOX 1007
matrix: FCD 61

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BEST OF THE SKATALITE2
The Skatalites

Studio One SOLPO-01102
matrix: SOLP-01102

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Below Zero; Road Block; Black Sunday; Always On Sunday; Don't Slam The Door; Spread Satin // Fidel Castro; Air Raid Shelter; Phoenix City; Beard Man Ska; Scambalena

Original Jamaican issue in textured screenprint sleeve. Note the TLPOX 1007 catalogue number on the reverse of the sleeve. (Sleeve illustrations courtesy of Cyrille Fouques.) ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

There has been a great deal of confusion over the track listings on both editions of this LP, and in particular the identification of the tracks Junior Jive and Below Zero. The 11 tracks listed here, and on the reissue below, are believed to be correct - ignore the titles as they appear on the sleeve or labels. (Note that Junior Jive is omitted from all the first issues.)

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Below Zero; Road Block; Black Sunday; Always On Sunday; Don't Slam The Door; Spread Satin // Fidel Castro; Air Raid Shelter; Phoenix City; Beard Man Ska; Scambalena

First repress in a screenprint sleeve on plain card. (Sleeve illustrations courtesy of Cyrille Fouques.)
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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Below Zero; Road Block; Black Sunday; Always On Sunday; Don't Slam The Door; Spread Satin // Fidel Castro; Air Raid Shelter; Phoenix City; Beard Man Ska; Scambalena

Repress (date unknown) in a screenprint sleeve on plain card. No catalogue number on the sleeve or labels. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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Below Zero; Road Block; Black Sunday; Don't Slam The Door; Always On Sunday; Spread Satin // Fidel Castro; Air Raid Shelter; Phoenix City; Beard Man Ska; Scambalena

Repress with the TLPOX 1007 catalogue number on the labels, this can also be found in the blue screenprint sleeve above. The tracks are incorrectly listed on the sleeve and the labels. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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Air Raid Shelter; Below Zero; Road Block; Black Sunday; Always On Sunday; Spread Satin; Rascal Boy (Lord Creator) // Fidel Castro; Junior Jive; Don't Slam The Door; Phoenix City; Scambalena; Beard Man Ska; Mill Man (Jackie Opel)

Reissue with the same sleeve and tracks as above, but in a slightly different order and including both Below Zero and Junior JIve. There are also an additional two tracks, Rascal Boy and Mill Man, making 14 tracks in total. For once the tracks are correctly listed on at least one of the labels. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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