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15th May 2019

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Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners;Scrap Iron; Royal Flush; Feeling Good; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler

Jamaican re-issue. The sleeve is printed in Jamiaca by Adprographics Ltd. with a red background to the 'AUTHENTIC' box. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Same track titles as the UK issue, but in a different order - Feeling Good and Royal Flush change places on side 2, and there is a different version of Ska In Vienna Woods (without the vocal introduction).

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SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (1967)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SOL+9006

Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Feeling Good; Royal Flush; Ball Of Fire; Christine Kieler

UK issue with stamped matrix. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

This is a wholly instrumental set from the Skatalites, the full title of which is SKA AUTHENTIC : PRESENTING THE ORIGINAL SKA-TALITES FROM JAMAICA. Not to be confused with the Various Artists compilation from 1964 entitled SKA AUTHENTIC FROM STUDIO 1 : PRESENTING THE SKA-TALITES, which shares the same sleeve design. It was originally issued in the UK in 1967 on a red and white Studio One hanging microphone label and re-issued and re-pressed innumerable times since then. The original UK sleeve can be recognised by the orange background to the 'AUTHENTIC' box.The version of Ska In Vienna Woods on this issue features a vocal introduction and scat percussion. Only 11 tracks are listed on the sleeve, omitting Ska In Vienna Woods.
 

Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Royal Flush; Feeling Good; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler

US re-issue on the distinctive red and yellow label with the West Sunrise Hwy, Freeport address. The sleeve carries the 'Printed in Jamaica by Adprographics Ltd.' credit. And just to confuse matters, the labels are printed on the wrong side of the vinyl.

SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (c.1979)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SOL 9006 B / A

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SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (1967)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SOL+9006

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Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Feeling Good; Royal Flush; Ball Of Fire; Christine Kieler

Jamaican re-presses (with stamped matrix) in the same sleeve as the UK issue. (Magenta and cream label illustration courtesy of Lionvibes.)

SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (c.1972)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: FCD 7336

SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (c.1973/74)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: CN 3886

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Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Royal Flush; Feeling Good; Ball Of Fire; Christine Kieler

Jamaican re-issue in an Adprographics sleeve, with a red background to the 'AUTHENTIC' box. (Thanks to Johan Westin for supplying information and images for this release.) ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SOL 9006 B ONE / SOL 9006 A TWO

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Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Royal Flush; Feeling Good; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler

Jamaican re-issues in the Adprographics sleeve. The ONE and TWO matrix denotes the correct sides but are scratched into the run-out upside down. The labels are also printed on the wrong side of the vinyl.

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SKA AUTHENTIC2
The Skatalites (c.1979)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SOL 9006 B / A

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Lee Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Further East; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful // Four Corners; Scrap Iron; Royal Flush; Feeling Good; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler

US re-issue on labels with the Fulton Street, Brooklyn address.

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SKA AUTHENTIC3
The Skatalites (1994)

Studio One SOCD 9006

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Lee Harvey Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Mother-In-Law (Lee Perry); Musical Communication; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful; Four Corners; Dance The Ska (Delroy & Paulette); Teach The Ska (Lord Brynner); Royal Flush; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler; Heavens Declare (Maytals); Ska-Ba; Exodus

Two CD editions were released (the first in 1994) with the same tracks but different 'sleeve' illustrations.

As if differentiating between two different vinyl releases of SKA AUTHENTIC isn't complicated enough, this Studio One re-issue (which can be found on both CD and vinyl) only confuses things further. We get three tracks from the original Jamaican SKA AUTHENTIC1, seven tracks from the UK edition (including the alternative version of Ska In Vienna Woods), two tracks that both releases have in common, plus four tracks that don't appear on either. And track 11 is actually Royal Flush, rather than Scrap Iron as listed.

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SKA AUTHENTIC3
The Skatalites (c.1994)

Studio One SOL 9006
matrix: SKA Authentic SOLP-9006-A K.K.Mastering / CSLP-9006-B SKA Authentic K.K.Mastering

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Lee Harvey Oswald; Bridge View; President Kennedy; Mother-In-Law (Lee Perry); Musical Communication; Ska In Vienna Woods; You're So Delightful; Four Corners // Dance The Ska (Delroy & Paulette); Teach The Ska (Lord Brynner); Royal Flush; Ball Of Fire; Christine Keiler; Heavens Declare (Maytals); Ska-Ba; Exodus

The vinyl edition of the CD issue. All 16 tracks are listed on the reverse of the sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))