Lee Scratch Perry Heavy Rain A dub companion to the critically-acclaimed Rainford album that sees the Upsetter and co-producer Adrian Sherwood radically re-version the original tapes with a host of guest musicians including Brian Eno and Vin Gordon. If Rainford is 2019’s Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread then Heavy Rain is it’s Super Ape. As well as highlighting the deft musicianship of the original backing band on the Rainford sessions (which include core On-U luminaries from Creation Rebel, Tackhead and Dub Syndicate) these re-works also invite some further players into the cosmic mix. Brian Eno makes an unexpected right channel entry into “Here Come The Warm Dreads”, a heavily processed sound system overhaul of Rainford highlight “Makumba Rock”, cheekily re-titled as a nod to Eno’s own debut solo album. This completes a circle started in 1981 with African Head Charge’s My Life In A Hole In The Ground similarly referencing the contemporary collaboration between Eno and David Byrne, and their “vision of a psychedelic Africa”. On-U Sound CD | LP
Lee Scratch Perry Makumba Rock A follow-up to his recently released and critically-acclaimed Rainford set. The A-side of this EP serves up an extended version of album highlight “Makumba Rock”, vocal mashed into dub in classic Jamaican discomix style/ On the flip is the essential non-album track “Heaven & Hell”, a psychedelic funk shuffle with decaying horns disintegrating into the fog of effects and relentless Upsetter wisdom. Both cuts are exclusive to this release, the latest in On-U's long-running and highly collectable discoplate series. The 10” vinyl is limited to 1,000 copies for the world. On U Sound 10"
Lee Scratch Perry Rainford The new full length album from Lee Scratch Perry, produced by Adrian Sherwood. Rainford is the culmination of three decades of friendship between the dub legend and the UK super-producer. It was recorded over the course of two years with studio musicians in Jamaica, Brazil and England. The album is among Perry's most personal works, the label says. One track, "Autobiography Of The Upsetter," sees him recounting his life story, from growing up on a plantation in the 1930s to achieving global star status. On-u Sound CD | LP
Pay It All Back Volume 7 Various Artists 18 track showcase of new Adrian Sherwood productions featuring previews of several forthcoming On-U releases, unique mixes, deep cuts, and unreleased tracks from Roots Manuva, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Coldcut, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band), Mark Stewart, Horace Andy and more. The long-awaited latest installment in the legendary On-U sampler series that first emerged in 1984. In the classic tradition of the series the tracks are stitched together with a number of special pirate radio style segueways, making for a unique journey through the modern world of On-U Sound! Both vinyl and CD editions come with a fully illustrated and annotated On-U catalogue, track exclusive to physical formats and is presented in a gorgeous colour-printed kraft board sleeve. On-u Sound CD | LP
Creation Rebel Dub From Creation This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. 40th anniversary reissue of the debut Creation Rebel album, originally released on pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun in 1978. This is the seminal first studio work by revered dub producer Adrian Sherwood (Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, African Head Charge), and engineered by Dennis Bovell (Fela Kuti, The Slits, Orange Juice). A classic of the genre unavailable on vinyl since original release and now commanding high prices second-hand. Includes DL card for full album plus two bonus tracks, and printed inner sleeve telling the story of the recording in full. On-U Sound LP Out of Stock