The Congos ‎– Heart Of The Congos

Label:
Blood & Fire ‎– BAFCD 009
Format:
2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Slipcase
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1-1 Fisherman
Bass – Geoffrey ChungDrums – Paul*Written-By – Lee Perry
6:05
1-2 Congoman
Bass – Winston 'Brubeck' Wright*Written-By – Lee Perry
6:39
1-3 Open Up The Gate 4:29
1-4 Children Crying
Backing Vocals – Candy McKenzie
4:13
1-5 La La Bam-Bam
Backing Vocals – Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan, Gregory Isaacs
3:55
1-6 Can't Come In 5:52
1-7 Sodom And Gomorrow 6:11
1-8 The Wrong Thing 5:35
1-9 Ark Of The Covenant 6:19
1-10 Solid Foundation 5:58
1-11 At The Feast 3:39
1-12 Nicodemus 7:34
2-1 Congoman (12" Mix) 6:16
2-2 Congoman Chant 6:18
2-3 Bring The Mackaback 4:05
2-4 Noah Sugar Pan 3:28
2-5 Solid Foundation (Disco Cork Mix) 5:56

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered AtNimbus – B9698
  • Glass Mastered AtNimbus – B9699

Credits

Notes

From the sleevenotes: "This reissue attempts to be the definitive version of this classic; longer than any of the previous five issues, it also includes scarce mixes of several tracks on the bonus CD, all digitally remastered to provide the optimum sound quality."

Recorded in The Black Ark 1976/77
Cardiff Crescent, Washington Gardens
Kingston, Jamaica

Mastered at the Town House, London.
Digital Restoration at Room 63, Abbey Road Studios, London
Design and Art Direction at Intro, London
Project Co-ordination for Blood and Fire Limited

Special Thanks: Cedric and Yvonne Myton, Roydel Johnson, Barry Frankson, Andrea Lewis, Clive Chin and Mandy Campbell, Bob Perry, Lisa Barbaris & Max King, David Katz, Jeremy Collingwood and Trevor Wyatt.

Zairean Mask from: Idonia Van Der Bijl, 25a Museum Street, London WC1

Jewel-case version in cardboard slipcase of The Congos - Heart Of The Congos. Contains 36 page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 83564 00092 0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Mirrored): B9698 BAFCD 009 DISC 1 :·: 1 : 2 NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Mirrored): B9699 BAFCD 009 DISC 2 :· 1 : 0 NIMBUS
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 - Mirrored): IFPI L123
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 - Mirrored): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 2314
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 2303

Other Versions (5 of 40) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album) Black Art none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
BEAT 2 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) Go-Feet Records BEAT 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VPRL1287 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(LP, Album, RE) VP Records VPRL1287 US 1993 Sell This Version
VPRL4212 The Congos Heart Of The Congos(3xLP, Album, RE, RM) 17 North Parade, VP Records VPRL4212 US 2017 Sell This Version
VP4143 The Congos Heart Of The Congos (LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx) 17 North Parade VP4143 US 2008 Sell This Version

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WonderSoil

WonderSoil

April 29, 2016
Best reggae album of all time! The production, the divine sounding harmonies, the message, the depth. Timeless!