Wailing Souls – Fire House Rock (40th Anniversary)
Wailing Souls Fire House Rock (40th Anniversary)
Release Date: 11/26/2021
Label: VP Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
A touchstone LP from the beginning of reggae’s post-Bob Marley era
Wailing Souls Fire House Rock was released by Greensleeves in 1981 to critical acclaim. The title track became Wailing Souls most popular song and its most streamed song in the digital era
still making all-time reggae greatest hits’ playlists.
While it was only the groups third LP at the time of release
the Souls had built a solid reputation through more than a decade of recordings
including albums for Jamaicas famed Studio One and Channel One.
With a settled and seasoned four-part harmony line-up of Winston Matthews
and Buddy Haye
the group was convinced to record for the top reggae hit-making producer of the era
Henry Junjo Lawes. Pairing the four singers with the Roots Radics band at Channel One studio during its golden era
the results were nothing less than the stuff of legend.
For the 40th anniversary
Sonicraft A2DX labs provided the first 24-bit transfer of the original 15 inches-per-second reel-to-reel master mixes
revealing new details in Scientist’s original mix from King Tubbys famed Waterhouse studio. This is Classic Reggae at its finest
pressed on 180g vinyl for the 40th anniversary.
Side 1:Fire House RockRun Dem DownOh What A FeelingKingdom Rise
Kingdom FallAct Of Affection
Side 2:BusnahA Fool Will FallBandits Taking OverWho Lives ItSee Baba Joe