Lee Perry & The Upsetters ‎– Cloak & Dagger

Earmark ‎– 43031
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


Re-release of the 1972 limited release white label "Cloak & Dagger", plus three bonus tracks from dub plates.

Released on 180 gram vinyl.

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Upsetter* Cloak And Dagger(LP, Album) Upsetter none Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
TSLP 9001 Lee Scratch Perry And The Upsetters* Cloak And Dagger(LP, Album, RE) Black Art TSLP 9001 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
CTLP 1045 Scratch The Upsetter* Cloak & Dagger(LP, Album, RE, 180) Clocktower Records, Abraham CTLP 1045 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
GET57007 Lee Scratch Perry And The Upsetters* Cloak And Dagger(LP, Album, RE) Get On Down GET57007 US 2018 Sell This Version
SRNN 7001 Upsetter* Cloak And Dagger(LP, Album) Upsetter SRNN 7001 Unknown Sell This Version



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April 18, 2018
This is the original Jamaican version of Cloak and Dagger, as opposed to the more frequently encountered UK version for which Perry pitched up the tapes to speed it up and make it more appealing to the skinheads. The mixes on this original are far more experimental, proto-dub, as pointed out in Lloyd Bradley's Bass Culture. (Bradley also relates the wonderful tale that some Jamaican schoolkids managed to jam the broadcast frequency of Radio Jamaica with this album, blocking the polite calypso the station was broadcasting).

I heard the UK version first and still enjoy the fact that it is reggae sped up to ska tempos, but the innovative Perry is here on this original. This Earmark version is a great pressing and worth tracking down.