Junior Murvin
Police and Thieves(1980)

Track listing

  1. Roots Train
  2. Police And Thieves
  3. Solomon
  4. Rescue Jah Children
  5. Tedious
  6. False Teachin'
  7. Easy Talk
  8. Lucifer
  9. Workin' In The Cornfield
  10. I Was Appointed

Angus MacKinnon, NME - 14/05/1977
WHEN THE exuberant Toots Hibbert of The Maytals declared that reggae got soul he was understating You remember soul don t ...

  • Police and Thieves
  • Mr Fantasy
  • Five Leaves Left
  • Night Nurse
  • 22 Dreams
  • 96 In The Shade
  • Swordfishtrombones
  • Paid In Full
  • Peggy Suicide
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Nightclubbing
  • Red
  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  • Firin' In Fouta
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
  • Connected
  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  • Riptide
  • Legend
  • Back To Black
  • Maxinquaye
  • Handsworth Revolution
  • War
  • Exodus
  • Hopes and Fears
  • The Harder They Come
  • Tropical Gangsters
  • Broken English
  • Forces Of Victory
  • Kimono My House
  • To Bring You My Love
  • Different Class
  • Funky Kingston
  • Solid Air
  • Fire and Water
  • Liege and Lief
  • Arc Of A Diver
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Sandy
  • Juju Music
  • Teaser and the Firecat
  • Cut
  • Journey To The Urge Within
  • The B-52s
  • Ultravox!
  • Catch A Fire
  • 12 Stops and Home
  • OK
  • Costello Music
Police and Thieves Mr Fantasy Five Leaves Left Night Nurse 22 Dreams 96 In The Shade Swordfishtrombones Paid In Full Peggy Suicide The Joshua Tree Nightclubbing Red I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Firin' In Fouta Tom Tom Club Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury Connected Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? Riptide Legend Back To Black Maxinquaye Handsworth Revolution War Exodus Hopes and Fears The Harder They Come Tropical Gangsters Broken English Forces Of Victory Kimono My House To Bring You My Love Different Class Funky Kingston Solid Air Fire and Water Liege and Lief Arc Of A Diver Marcus Garvey Sandy Juju Music Teaser and the Firecat Cut Journey To The Urge Within The B-52s Ultravox! Catch A Fire 12 Stops and Home OK Costello Music
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2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival.

Chris Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 with capital of just £1000. Relocating to London in the early 60s Blackwell built the most diverse and enviable back catalogue of any independent record label in history. From Island's early Jamaican roots in ska and rock-steady, through the label's expansion to become the cutting edge of progressive rock in the late 60s, and then on to the signing of such international superstars as Bob Marley and U2, Blackwell brought to Island a unique vision and passion which still informs the label's approach to this day.

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