In 1977, a raw, young singer from Kilburn, North West London flew to Jamaica to work with a man considered by many to be finest producer Jamaica has ever produced: Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Despite having previously sung with Keith Hudson and Bob Marley in London, Candy McKenzie was ill prepared for her Black Ark experience, with the cramped studio a world away from those in which she had previously plied her trade.
None the less, the sessions that ensued produced a variety of high quality music that bordered on both the sublime and the ridiculous. yet despite this, the collection was turned down for release by Island Records and remained almost forgotten in the vaults. Now, some 34 years on, the recordings are finally being made available as originally intended - as a 12" album.
Available for pre-order from the Trojan shop now, the limited edition, individually numbered vinyl album, 'Lee 'Scratch' Perry Presents Candy McKenzie' has been mastered from the original Jamaican tapes, is pressed on high quality heavyweight vinyl and housed in a specially created sleeve, with lyrics sheet and detailed notes on the singer courtesy of Record Collector's Ian McCann also included.
With only 500 copies manufactured, this long lost Black Ark masterpiece, which is to officially see issue on November 14th, is an essential purchase for all fans of the Upsetter and late seventies Reggae.
To pre-order your copy of this essential set, go to: http://bit.ly/tQ9agg
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