Lee Scratch Perry* ‎– Arkology

Label:
Island Jamaica ‎– CRNCD 6, Island Jamaica ‎– 524 379-2, Chronicles ‎– CRNCD 6
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3 × CD, Compilation
Box Set
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Tracklist

Reel I Dub Organiser
1-1 Lee Perry + The Upsetters* Dub Revolution (Part 1) (Previously Unreleased Alternate Take) 4:44
1-2 Max Romeo One Step Forward 3:52
1-3 The Upsetters One Step Dub (Extended Mix) 4:06
1-4 Devon Irons Vampire 3:17
1-5 The Upsetters Vamp A Dub 3:16
1-6 The Heptones Sufferer's Time (Previously Unreleased Alternate Take) 3:55
1-7 The Upsetters Sufferer's Dub (Extended Mix) 4:17
1-8 Junior Dread Sufferer's Heights (Alternate Mix) 4:32
1-9 The Congoes* Don't Blame On I 4:05
1-10 The Meditations Much Smarter 3:56
1-11 The Upsetters Much Smarter Dub 4:42
1-12 The Meditations Life Is Not Easy (Alternate Mix) 4:46
1-13 The Upsetters Life Is Not Easy Dub (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix) 5:07
1-14 Junior Murvin Tedious (Extended Mix) 5:04
1-15 Max Romeo War In A Babylon 4:51
1-16 The Upsetters Revelation Dub 5:01
1-17 The Heptones + Jah Lion Mr. President 4:13
1-18 Max Romeo Chase The Devil 3:28
Reel II Dub Shepherd
2-1 Lee Perry Dreadlocks In Moonlight 3:46
2-2 Mikey Dread Dread At The Mantrols 3:47
2-3 Errol Walker In These Times 4:39
2-4 The Upsetters In These Times Dub 3:24
2-5 Max Romeo + The Upsetters Norman (Extended Domino Mix) 8:42
2-6 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves 3:40
2-7 Glen DaCosta Magic Touch 4:03
2-8 Jah Lion Soldier And Police War 4:09
2-9 The Upsetters Grumblin' Dub 3:18
2-10 Junior Murvin Bad Weed (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix) 4:02
2-11 Errol Walker John Public 4:21
2-12 Errol Walker + Enos Barnes John Public (Version) 4:23
2-13 Junior Murvin + Dillinger Roots Train (Extended Mix With Previously Unreleased Toast) 8:59
2-14 The Meditations No Peace 3:30
2-15 The Upsetters No Peace Dub 4:20
2-16 Raphael Green + Dr. Alimantado Rasta Train (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix) 4:54
2-17 The Upsetters Party Time (Part 2) 4:34
Reel III Dub Adventurer
3-1 Augustus Pablo Meets The Upsetter Vibrate On (Previously Unreleased Alternate Cut) 4:40
3-2 The Upsetters Vibrator (Previously Unreleased Alternate Cut) 4:35
3-3 The Upsetters Bird In Hand 3:30
3-4 The Congoes* Congoman (Previously Unreleased Alternate Vocal Take) 5:52
3-5 The Upsetters Featuring Full Experience Dyon Anasawa (Alternate Mix) 3:39
3-6 The Upsetters Rastaman Shuffle (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix) 5:16
3-7 The Heptones + Lee Perry Why Must I (Version) (Extended Mix With Previously Unreleased Scat Vocal) 4:57
3-8 The Heptones Make Up Your Mind 3:45
3-9 The Upsetter Revue Featuring Junior Murvin Closer Together 6:15
3-10 Keith Rowe (2) Groovy Situation 3:26
3-11 Upsetters* - Keith Barrington Rowe* Groovy Dub 3:33
3-12 George Faith To Be A Lover (Have Some Mercy) 7:56
3-13 Lee Perry Soul Fire 3:58
3-14 Lee Perry Curly Locks 4:09
3-15 The Congoes* Feast Of The Passover (Extended Mix) 3:36
3-16 Lee Perry Roast Fish & Cornbread (Extended Mix) 4:26
3-17 The Upsetters Corn Fish Dub (Extended Mix) 4:26

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

In slipcase. Includes a 52 page book.

Version titles like 'Extended Version', 'Alternate Take' etc. are only printed in the tracklisting on pages 43 and 44. They are not mentioned in the tracklisting on page 50 and on the back sleeve of the slipcase.
Track 1-6 to 1-8 : "Sufferer's" printed as "Sufferers" on the back sleeve of the slipcase.
Track 1-9 : Previously Unreleased Song From The "Heart Of The Congos" Sessions.
Track 2-12 : Credited to 'Enos Barnes & The Upsetters' in the credits on page 40.
Tracks 2-4 & 2-12 are marked as 'Previously Unreleased'.
Track 3-6 : Credited to 'The Upsetters & Dillinger' in the credits on page 42.
Track 3-8 : Previously Unreleased Outtake From "Party Time" Sessions.
Track 3-11 : Credited to 'The Upsetters' solely on page 43.

This compilation ℗1997 Island Records Ltd.
©1997 Island Records Ltd.

Made & printed in the UK.

Publishers:
Tracks 1-1, 1-4, 1-5, 1-8, 2-8, 2-11, 2-12, 2-16, 3-5, 3-6, 3-8, 3-9 : Copyright Control
Tracks 1-2, 1-3, 1-14 to 2-1, 2-5 to 2-7, 2-9, 2-13, 2-17, 3-7, 3-10, 3-14, 3-16, 3-17 : Island Music Ltd.
Tracks 1-6, 1-7, 1-10 to 1-13, 2-14, 2-15, 3-4 : Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
Tracks 1-9, 3-15 : Cedric Constantine Myton (PRS)
Track 2-2 : Dread At The Controls London.
Tracks 2-3, 2-4, 3-1 to 3-3, 3-13 : Westbury Music Ltd.
Track 2-10 : New Town Sound Ltd.
Track 3-12 : Escape Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 31452 43792 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452437921
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 524 380-2
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 524 381-2
  • Other (Cat# CD3): 524 382-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 1): 524 380_2 00 L7 1A MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 1): 524 381_2 00 L7 1C MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - Variant 1): 524 382_2 00 L7 1"G MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 2): MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC 524 380_2 00 L7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 2): PMDC FRANCE 524 381_2 00 L7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - Variant 2): MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC 524 382_2 00 L7
  • Other (Mastering SID Code All Discs - Variant 2): IFPI L004
  • Other (Mould SID Code CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI 0255
  • Other (Mould SID Code CD2&3 - Variant 2): IFPI 0276
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRCD 7510-2 Lee "Scratch" Perry* Arkology 15 Track Sampler(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Island Records Ltd. PRCD 7510-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
ARKCD 1 Lee "Scratch" Perry* Arkology 10 Track Sampler(AVCD, Comp, Promo) Island Records Ltd. ARKCD 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
314 524 379-2 , CRNCD 6 Lee Scratch Perry* Arkology(3xCD, Comp + Box) Island Jamaica, Chronicles, Island Jamaica, Chronicles 314 524 379-2 , CRNCD 6 US 1997 Sell This Version

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DublinCalling

DublinCalling

October 19, 2015

The ultimate collection for a Black Ark beginner! If you want to get into Lee Perry & his Black Ark recordings this is the best place to start!
slavo

slavo

November 4, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
This is a must get album for anyone who is a fan of reggae/dub.
If I had to choose and album to keep out of my collection, than this is it !!!!
It's fun, funky awesome rythm and you never get tired of listening to it.
This album travels with me everywhere I go.
manchester

manchester

September 15, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This is one of the greatest compilations of music EVER! and I mean across all genres. This absolutely stupendous 3 CD set covers some of the best material of work by the Jamaican legend and genius that is Lee 'Scratch' Perry. The box set covers his legendary period of work created at his famous Black Ark studios (which he later burnt down in a state of paranoia). It's such an astounding body of work, covering his work as an artist, producer and remixer extradoniare, working with a whole host of Jamaican legends such as Max Romeo, Junior Murvin, Augustus Pablo, The Congos, The Heptones and of course Perry'y own superb band The Upsetters. There are stunning roots anthems on here, as well as deep bass heavy dub classics, funky uplifting soulful reggae, and political & socially conscious reggae of the very highest order. If you are looking for an appropriate place to start exploring Lee Perry's incredible body of work or even just thinking about getting some classic reggae, then this is a brilliant collection that really showcases some of the greatest Jamaican music ever created. This set would be in my desert island discs collection. 5 STARS AND THEN SOME...