Poet And The Roots ‎– Dread Beat An' Blood

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Originally released in 1978 in the UK on the Virgin Front Line label credited to Poet And The Roots this album was soon reissued worldwide with the credit going to Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Tracklist

Dread Beat An' Blood
Five Nights Of Bleeding
Doun Di Road
Song Of Blood
It Dread Inna Inglan (For George Lindo)
Come Wi Goh Dung Deh
Man Free (For Darcus Howe)
All Wi Doin Is Defendin

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FL 1017 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Front Line (2) FL 1017 UK 1978 Sell This Version
FL 1017 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Front Line (2) FL 1017 UK 1978 Sell This Version
200 368 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Virgin 200 368 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
VFL 11017 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Virgin VFL 11017 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
TCVX 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(Cass, Album) Virgin TCVX 1002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
01, Heartbeat Records 01 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Heartbeat Records (2), Heartbeat Records (2) 01, Heartbeat Records 01 USA & Canada 1981 Sell This Version
VNH 5021 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album) Virgin VNH 5021 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
01, Heartbeat Records 01 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, Gre) Heartbeat Records (2), Heartbeat Records (2) 01, Heartbeat Records 01 USA & Canada 1981 Sell This Version
VX 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VX 1002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
V 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, RE) Virgin V 1002 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
TCVX 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TCVX 1002 UK 1987 Sell This Version
C-HB-01 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(Cass, Album, RE) Heartbeat Records (2) C-HB-01 US 1988 Sell This Version
HEARTBEAT CD CD HB-01 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Heartbeat Records (2) HEARTBEAT CD CD HB-01 USA & Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CDFL 9009 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Front Line (2), Virgin CDFL 9009 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
FLC 9009 Linton Kwesi Johnson, Poet And The Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Poet And The Roots - Dread Beat An' Blood(Cass, Album, RE) Front Line (2) FLC 9009 UK 1990 Sell This Version
FLC 9009 Linton Kwesi Johnson, Poet And The Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Poet And The Roots - Dread Beat An' Blood(Cass, Comp, RE) Front Line (2) FLC 9009 1990 Sell This Version
HB 001 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Heartbeat Records (2) HB 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
CAR49921 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Front Line (2) CAR49921 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDFL 12 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDFL 12 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDVIR (WF) 504, 7243 849921 2 5 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDVIR (WF) 504, 7243 849921 2 5 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
CDFL 12, 7243 849921 2 5 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Front Line (2), Virgin CDFL 12, 7243 849921 2 5 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
FL 12 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, RE) Virgin FL 12 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FL12 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, RE) Virgin FL12 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CDFL 2009 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDFL 2009 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDFL 9009, 0777 7 87317 2 6 Poet And The Roots Dread Beat An' Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Front Line (2), Virgin CDFL 9009, 0777 7 87317 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VX 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Virgin VX 1002 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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kudge666

kudge666

April 17, 2018
referencing Dread Beat An' Blood, LP, Album, FL 1017
A classic reggae album indeed,summed up the 1970's UK brilliantly and still resonates in 2018,maybe even more. They do not make them like this anymore.
sudont

sudont

September 25, 2016
referencing Dread Beat An' Blood, LP, Album, 01, Heartbeat Records 01

I love the sinister sound of this album. It just drips with, well, dread. Johnson can really paint a picture with words - really, more like cinema. I'm not as knowledgeable about reggae as I am about other music, but this is easily one of the greatest reggae records I've ever heard. Powerful!