Black Uhuru
Red(1981)

Track listing

  1. Youth Of Eglington
  2. Sponji Reggae
  3. Sistren
  4. Journey
  5. Utterance
  6. Puff She Puff
  7. Rockstone
  8. Carbine
  9. Sponji Reggae (Discomix)
  10. Trodding

Max Bell, NME - 23/05/1981
After a period of too much introspection and clinging to musical tradition the better mainstream reggae is emerging into harder light ...

  • Red
  • Different Class
  • Sandy
  • Maxinquaye
  • Handsworth Revolution
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Peggy Suicide
  • Juju Music
  • 12 Stops and Home
  • To Bring You My Love
  • Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Police and Thieves
  • Ultravox!
  • War
  • Swordfishtrombones
  • Legend
  • Mr Fantasy
  • Fire and Water
  • Five Leaves Left
  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Paid In Full
  • Costello Music
  • Funky Kingston
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Solid Air
  • Cut
  • Connected
  • Back To Black
  • Journey To The Urge Within
  • OK
  • Firin' In Fouta
  • Forces Of Victory
  • The Harder They Come
  • Night Nurse
  • The B-52s
  • Kimono My House
  • Riptide
  • Nightclubbing
  • Broken English
  • Tropical Gangsters
  • 96 In The Shade
  • Teaser and the Firecat
  • Catch A Fire
  • Liege and Lief
  • Exodus
  • Arc Of A Diver
  • 22 Dreams
  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Red Different Class Sandy Maxinquaye Handsworth Revolution The Joshua Tree Peggy Suicide Juju Music 12 Stops and Home To Bring You My Love Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury Tom Tom Club Police and Thieves Ultravox! War Swordfishtrombones Legend Mr Fantasy Fire and Water Five Leaves Left I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Hopes and Fears Paid In Full Costello Music Funky Kingston Marcus Garvey Solid Air Cut Connected Back To Black Journey To The Urge Within OK Firin' In Fouta Forces Of Victory The Harder They Come Night Nurse The B-52s Kimono My House Riptide Nightclubbing Broken English Tropical Gangsters 96 In The Shade Teaser and the Firecat Catch A Fire Liege and Lief Exodus Arc Of A Diver 22 Dreams Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
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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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