By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era. His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his "Greatest Hits" album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music's premier hit makers. The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite it's popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD - until now. CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album's dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott's follow-up long-player, "Reggae Disco Rockers", the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan's abrupt demise in '75. Including 33 tracks new to CD, "Greatest Hits" not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.
By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era. His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his "Greatest Hits" album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music's premier hit makers. The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite it's popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD - until now. CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album's dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott's follow-up long-player, "Reggae Disco Rockers", the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan's abrupt demise in '75. Including 33 tracks new to CD, "Greatest Hits" not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.
5013929277939

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 06/18/2021
UPC: 5013929277939

Greatest Reggae Hits: Expanded Original Album (Uk)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Format: CD
New: Available $27.00
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Face Dog
2. Being in Love
3. Some Guys Have All the Luck
4. I Told You So
5. Let Me Down Easy
6. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
7. Go Away Dream
8. Look Over Your Shoulder
9. Trial of Love
10. Brown Baby
11. Bucketful of Tears (LP Mix)
12. Since I Lost My Baby
13. Greatest Hits Dubwise
14. Face Dog Version
15. Love Version
16. Some Guys Have All the Luck
17. Easy
18. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
19. Look Over Your Shoulder Version in Dub
20. Brown Baby
21. Bucketful of Tears
22. Since I Lost My Baby
23. Eighteen with a Bullet
24. Love Is Just Around the Corner
25. Fly, Robin, Fly
26. Wish on a Star
27. Caught You in a Lie
28. Dancing the Reggae
29. What About Me
30. Reggae Train
31. Castles in the Air
32. Look at Me
33. Bucketful of Tears
34. All Day Music
35. Eighteen with a Bullet Version
36. Greatest Hits, Part 2
37. Lollipop Girl
38. Have You Seen Her?
39. Over the River
40. Close to Me
41. Don't Rock the Boat
42. Day By Day
43. What Can I Do
44. Medley in Five, Parts 1 ; 2

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By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era. His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his "Greatest Hits" album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music's premier hit makers. The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite it's popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD - until now. CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album's dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott's follow-up long-player, "Reggae Disco Rockers", the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan's abrupt demise in '75. Including 33 tracks new to CD, "Greatest Hits" not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.