Pressure Sounds

Pressure Sounds

Profile:
British UK label that began in mid-90's as a subsidiary of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label run by Pete Holdsworth. Now it is its own self-supporting entity. Its primary purpose is to restore, re-master, compile, and re-issue classic reggae tracks along with an in-depth story of the artist. However, it is not completely a re-issue label. Some of the releases are from master recordings thought to be long lost and forgotten about.
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Contact Info:
Send e-mail to sounds@pressure.co.uk

Or write to:

Beatback Ltd.
PO Box 12757,
London, E8 1P2, UK.

Fax: 0171 288 1339.
Sites:
[l2410]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
91 Tape Rolling! With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74  album cover Bunny Lee & Various Bunny Lee & Various - Tape Rolling! With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74(2xLP, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds 91 UK 2016 Sell This Version
BRC-133 Talking Revolution   album cover Peter Tosh Talking Revolution (2xCD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records BRC-133 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRPS057 Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979  album cover Bim Sherman Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records BRPS057 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CD PS001 Santic + Friends (An Even Harder Shade Of Black)  album cover Various Santic + Friends (An Even Harder Shade Of Black)(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds CD PS001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD PS002 Dub To Africa  album cover Prince Far I & The Arabs Dub To Africa (Album) CD PS002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD PS003 The Same Song  album cover Israel Vibration The Same Song(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds CD PS003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GTSI002 The October EP  album cover Jeb Loy Nichols The October EP(7", EP) Green Tea GTSI002 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HR7S015 Sun Is Shining  album cover The Upsetters Sun Is Shining(7", EP) Black Art, Pressure Sounds, HMV Record Shop HR7S015 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
HR7S016 Disco Devils Dub  album cover The Upsetters Disco Devils Dub(7", Single) Black Art, Pressure Sounds, HMV Record Shop HR7S016 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
LP PS001 Santic + Friends : An Even Harder Shade Of Black  album cover Various Santic + Friends : An Even Harder Shade Of Black(LP, Album) Pressure Sounds LP PS001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
LP PS002 Dub To Africa  album cover Prince Far I & The Arabs Dub To Africa(LP, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds LP PS002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
LP PS003 The Same Song  album cover Israel Vibration The Same Song(LP, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds LP PS003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Love Is Strange / No One To Give Me Love  album cover Hemsley Morris / Larry & Alvin Hemsley Morris / Larry & Alvin - Love Is Strange / No One To Give Me Love(7", RE) Pressure Sounds, Caltone none UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Pressure Sounds Selection  album cover Various Pressure Sounds Selection(CDr, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds none Unknown Sell This Version
none Pressure Sounds Amazon Compilation  album cover Various Pressure Sounds Amazon Compilation(8xFile, MP3, Comp, Smplr, 256) Pressure Sounds none US 2009
none Most High Records Volume 1  album cover Various Most High Records Volume 1(CD, Smplr) Most High Records (3) none US Unknown Sell This Version
POSI006 Jah Wobble Get Carter(2xFile, MP3, Promo) Pressure Sounds POSI006 UK 2009
Pressure Sounds 49 Black Black Minds  album cover The Travellers (2) Black Black Minds(CD, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 49 UK Unknown Sell This Version
pressure sounds 55 Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub  Room - 1974 To 1980  album cover The Revolutionaries Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room - 1974 To 1980(CD, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds pressure sounds 55 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 58 Life Of Contradiction  album cover Joe Higgs Life Of Contradiction(CD, Album, Comp, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 58 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 61 Dub I  album cover Jimmy Radway, The Fe Me Time All Stars Jimmy Radway, The Fe Me Time All Stars - Dub I(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 61 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PS91 Tape Rolling! ...With Bunny Lee & Friends - On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74  album cover Bunny Lee & Various Bunny Lee & Various - Tape Rolling! ...With Bunny Lee & Friends - On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74(2xLP, Comp, TP) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PS91 UK 2016 Sell This Version
PSB01 Pressure Sounds Present  album cover Various Pressure Sounds Present(5x7" + Box, Comp, Ltd) Pressure Sounds PSB01 UK 2014 Sell This Version
PSB02 Scratch Box: Mr. Music Return  album cover Lee Perry Scratch Box: Mr. Music Return (Comp) PSB02 UK 2015 Sell This Version
PSB03 Songs Of Love & Unity  album cover Yabby You / Augustus Pablo / Smith* & The Prophets / King Tubby Yabby You / Augustus Pablo / Smith* & The Prophets / King Tubby - Songs Of Love & Unity (Comp) PSB03 UK 2017 Sell This Version
PSBO4 Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969  album cover The Termites Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969 PSBO4 UK 2018 Sell This Version
PSBO4 Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969  album cover The Termites Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969(6x7", Ltd, W/Lbl, Blu) Pressure Sounds PSBO4 UK 2018 Sell This Version
PS CD004 Brand  album cover Keith Hudson Brand(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PS CD004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PS CD005 Sounds & Pressure Volume One  album cover Various Sounds & Pressure Volume One(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PS CD005 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
PS CD006 Tafari Earth Uprising  album cover Little Roy Tafari Earth Uprising(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PS CD006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PS CD007 Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3  album cover Prince Far I Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PS CD007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD008 The Genius Of Enos  album cover Enos McLeod The Genius Of Enos(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD009 Voodooism  album cover Lee Perry Voodooism (Album, Comp) PSCD009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD010 Sounds And Pressure Volume Two  album cover Various Sounds And Pressure Volume Two(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD 11 Kool Roots  album cover Earth & Stone* Kool Roots(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds PSCD 11 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD 12 Psalms Of Drums: The Black And White Story  album cover Various Psalms Of Drums: The Black And White Story(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD 13 Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1  album cover Prince Far I And The Arabs* Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (Album) PSCD 13 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 14 Well Cha'rged Channel One  album cover Various Well Cha'rged Channel One(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 14 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 15 Techniques In Dub  album cover Techniques* Techniques In Dub(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 16 Sounds And Pressure Volume 3  album cover Various Sounds And Pressure Volume 3(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 16 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD17 17 North Parade  album cover Various 17 North Parade(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 18 Health And Strength  album cover Prince Far I Health And Strength(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds PSCD 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD19 Produced And Directed By The Upsetter  album cover Lee Perry Produced And Directed By The Upsetter(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD19 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD20 Riding The Roots Chariot  album cover Derrick Harriott Riding The Roots Chariot(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD20 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD 21 Watch This Sound  album cover The Uniques Watch This Sound(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 21 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD22 Hitbound Selection - When The Dances Were Changing  album cover Various Hitbound Selection - When The Dances Were Changing(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD22 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD23 Sounds & Pressure Vol.  4  album cover Various Sounds & Pressure Vol. 4(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD23 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD 24 Roots Techniques  album cover Various Roots Techniques(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 24 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD25 The Crowning Of Prince Jammy  album cover Prince Jammy The Crowning Of Prince Jammy (Comp) PSCD25 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD26 Packin House  album cover Little Roy & Various Little Roy & Various - Packin House(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD26 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD 27 Phil Pratt Thing  album cover Various Phil Pratt Thing(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 27 UK 2000 Sell This Version
pscd28 Don't Call Us Immigrants  album cover Various Don't Call Us Immigrants(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds pscd28 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD29 El Rocker's  album cover Augustus Pablo El Rocker's(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD29 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD30 Mr Funny  album cover Prince Jazzbo Mr Funny(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD30 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD31 Maxfield Avenue Breakdown (Dubs And Instrumentals 1974-79)  album cover Channel One (5) Maxfield Avenue Breakdown (Dubs And Instrumentals 1974-79)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD31 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD 32 Divine Madness...Definitely  album cover Lee Perry Divine Madness...Definitely(2xCD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 32 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD 33 Spear Burning  album cover Burning Spear Spear Burning(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 33 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD 34 Firehouse Revolution  album cover Various Firehouse Revolution (Comp) PSCD 34 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD35 Psalms For I  album cover Prince Far I Psalms For I(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Pressure Sounds PSCD35 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PSCD 36 Pick Up The Pieces  album cover The Royals Pick Up The Pieces(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 36 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PSCD37 No Bones For The Dogs - Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974 To 1979  album cover Joe Gibbs & The Professionals No Bones For The Dogs - Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD37 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PSCD38 In Fine Style  album cover Augustus Pablo In Fine Style (Comp) PSCD38 UK 2003 Sell This Version
pscd39 Decibel (More Cuts And Dubs 1976 - 1983)  album cover Dennis Bovell Decibel (More Cuts And Dubs 1976 - 1983)(CD, Album, Comp) Pressure Sounds pscd39 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 40 Red Bumb Ball - Rare And Unreleased Rocksteady 1966 - 1968  album cover Various Red Bumb Ball - Rare And Unreleased Rocksteady 1966 - 1968 (Comp) PSCD 40 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 41 Sounds & Pressure Volume Five  album cover Various Sounds & Pressure Volume Five(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 41 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 42 Wailing Souls At Channel One (7's, 12's And Versions)  album cover Wailing Souls Wailing Souls At Channel One (7's, 12's And Versions)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 42 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PSCD 43 Unmetered Taxi:  Sly & Robbie's Taxi Productions  album cover Various Unmetered Taxi: Sly & Robbie's Taxi Productions(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 43 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PSCD 44 Dubbing With The Royals  album cover The Royals Dubbing With The Royals(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 44 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PSCD 45 Aquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-Loy  album cover Various Aquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-Loy(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 45 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PSCD 46 Various Down Santic Way (Comp) PSCD 46 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PSCD 47 Safe Travel  album cover Phil Pratt & Various Phil Pratt & Various - Safe Travel (Comp) PSCD 47 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PSCD 48 Talking Revolution Live At The One Love Peace Concert 1978  album cover Peter Tosh Talking Revolution Live At The One Love Peace Concert 1978 (Comp, Album) PSCD 48 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PSCD 49 Black Black Minds  album cover The Travellers (2) Black Black Minds(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 49 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PSCD 50 More Pressure Volume 1 - Straight To The Head  album cover Various More Pressure Volume 1 - Straight To The Head(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 50 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PSCD 51 Take Me To Jamaica - The Story Of Jamaican Mento  album cover Various Take Me To Jamaica - The Story Of Jamaican Mento (Comp) PSCD 51 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PSCD 52 Life Goes In Circles - Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 To 1979  album cover Various Life Goes In Circles - Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 52 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PSCD 53 Nuh Skin Up  album cover Keith Hudson, The Soul Syndicate Keith Hudson, The Soul Syndicate - Nuh Skin Up (Album) PSCD 53 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSCD 54 Brand  album cover Keith Hudson Brand(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds PSCD 54 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSCD 55 Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub  Room - 1974 To 1980  album cover The Revolutionaries Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room - 1974 To 1980(CD, Comp, Sli) Pressure Sounds PSCD 55 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSCD 56 Rockstone - Native’s Adventures With Lee Perry At The Black Ark - September 1977  album cover Native (9) Rockstone - Native’s Adventures With Lee Perry At The Black Ark - September 1977 (Album) PSCD 56 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSCD 57 Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979  album cover Bim Sherman Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979 (Comp) PSCD 57 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSCD 58 Life Of Contradiction  album cover Joe Higgs Life Of Contradiction(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds PSCD 58 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PSCD 59 Micron Compilation - 'Every Mouth Must Be Fed'  album cover Various Micron Compilation - 'Every Mouth Must Be Fed'(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 59 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PSCD60 DJ Kentaro* "Tuff Cuts" DJ Kentaro's Crucial Mix (Album) PSCD60 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
PSCD 61 Dub I  album cover Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me Time All Stars Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me Time All Stars - Dub I(CD, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 61 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PSCD 62 Once Upon A Time At King Tubbys  album cover Various Once Upon A Time At King Tubbys (Comp) PSCD 62 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PSCD63 Pleasure Dub  album cover Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Pleasure Dub(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD63 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PSCD 64 Dub Plate Style  album cover Delroy Wilson Dub Plate Style(CD, Comp, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 64 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PSCD65 Sound System International Dub LP  album cover King Tubby & The Clancy Eccles All Stars* King Tubby & The Clancy Eccles All Stars* - Sound System International Dub LP (Comp, Album) PSCD65 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PSCD 66 Harder Shade Of Black  album cover Various Harder Shade Of Black(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 66 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PSCD 67 Strictly Dub  album cover Prince Jammy Strictly Dub(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 67 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PSCD 68 Sound System Scratch - Lee Perry's Dub Plate Mixes 1973 To 1979  album cover Lee Perry Sound System Scratch - Lee Perry's Dub Plate Mixes 1973 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 68 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PSCD69 Absolutely Rocksteady  album cover The Uniques Absolutely Rocksteady(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD69 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PSCD 70 The Return Of Sound System Scratch - More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973 To 1979  album cover Lee Perry The Return Of Sound System Scratch - More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Black Ark Disco PSCD 70 UK 2011 Sell This Version
PSCD71 Message Music (Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-1994)  album cover Augustus Pablo Message Music (Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-1994)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD71 UK 2011 Sell This Version
PSCD 72 Dial ·M· For Murder - In Dub Style  album cover The Sunshot Band* Dial ·M· For Murder - In Dub Style(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 72 UK 2011 Sell This Version
PSCD73 High Plains Drifter (Jamaican 45's 1968-73)  album cover Lee Perry And The Upsetters* High Plains Drifter (Jamaican 45's 1968-73)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD73 UK 2012 Sell This Version
PSCD74 Listen To The Music - Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69  album cover Various Listen To The Music - Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69(CD, Comp, RM) Pressure Sounds PSCD74 UK 2012 Sell This Version
PSCD 75 Mek It Run  album cover Dennis Bovell Mek It Run(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds PSCD 75 UK 2012 Sell This Version
PSCD76 The Sound Doctor (Black Ark Singles And Dub Plates 1972-1978)  album cover Lee Perry And The Sufferers (2) Lee Perry And The Sufferers (2) - The Sound Doctor (Black Ark Singles And Dub Plates 1972-1978)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD76 UK 2012 Sell This Version

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MarkTreehouse

MarkTreehouse

August 30, 2018
I disagree with the last 3 reviews. I’m not sure why there is so much nay-saying about Pressure Sounds, but I find them one of the most trustworthy labels in the world. Dub Store has great sound quality, and indeed reissues very rare titles, but the quality of the music isn’t as consistently top-notch as Pressure Sounds. The only problem I have is actually finding their releases in the U.S.!
ReggaeRiver

ReggaeRiver

January 1, 2018
Won't argue with good or bad words here, but I'd say the label's description is actually more an advert from owner or hardcore fan than a true description.
Japanese dub store issues shows a far better sound for instance.
PS releases have some filler too, in order to issue more albums hence generate more benefit. Same with the so called 7i blanks or silk screen LP editions.
Good music still, but let's face it as it is.
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August 5, 2017
And to everyone stating that Pressure Sounds is one of the best reissue labels around- try Dub Store Records, 17 North Parade, or even the Greensleeves reissues of late. Superior in quality, and in the case of Dub Store Records even their selection is superior.
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August 5, 2017
Great titles, horrible vinyl quality. Own several and have heard close to all of their vinyl releases. Every one which I have heard is virtually unlistenable on vinyl. Every once in a while, somebody in the group will go out on a limb and purchase a new Pressure Sounds release to see if they have improved their quality control and every single time we have found that the quality is still nothing short of abysmal.
DublinCalling

DublinCalling

October 13, 2015
I also love this label & have never had any issues whatsoever!
clarkmussel

clarkmussel

November 18, 2014
Just want to add my agreement that Pressure Sounds are absolutely one of the best reissue labels around. I buy many of their releases and have never had a problem with the pressings and would consider the earlier comments a little unfair. Given the quality of the source material they seem to do the best they can.They also sell the vinyl on their own website at a cheaper price than cds, rather than ripping people off with high priced 'limited editions'. So worth purchasing direct if you can http://www.pressure.co.uk/
wilmer

wilmer

September 6, 2014
Thanks devon_ites! Another useful comment from the liner notes of PSCD 50:
"One of the long term problems with Jamaican music has always been that no-one involved ever thought of it as a long term proposition until it was too late and, in many cases, original tapes no longer exist, and the majority of this set has been mastered from original records. It is worth repeating that MANY OF THIS RECORDS SOUND THE WAY THEY DO BECAUSE THE CUTTING ENGINEER (often Dennis Thompson at Randy's Studio 17) WOULD CREATE A MIX AS THE TAPE RAN AND THE STYLUS WAS CUTTING THE SEVEN INCH MASTERING LACQUER. MASTER TAPES OF THESES RECORDS DO NOT EXIST... THE RECORD ITSELF WAS THE MASTER." Harry Hawke
devonites

devonites

May 20, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
The first two comments bear no relation to my experience of Pressure Sounds releases either. Like wilmer I haven't had any of the problems orangecat reports with older PS releases, and contrary to klimek's review I find that wherever possible, sound quality is top notch. Master Tapes were not only lost over time, I have also read that Jamaican producers would sometimes record over tapes due to lack of money and eagerness to make new music. This must seem ludicrous today when original reggae vinyl commands such high prices and the market for repress/reissues is so buoyant, but back in the 70's when artists & producers were scratching around to make a living out of it, they couldn't have predicted the future value of these tapes.
Pressure Sounds makes every effort to present the music in the best possible quality. Tony Brutus - Water Pistol sounds amazing and even includes a previously unreleased vocal mix that can only be from the original tapes. But sometimes this is not possible and then I take the view that it is better to have the music with its flaws that not at all. Lee Perry And The Upsetters* / Righteous Flame* - Silver Locks (Extended Mix) / Jah Jah Words is a good example. Jah Jah Words is lifted from a previously unreleased dubplate and it is very likely this is the only source of this superb track. Yes the sound quality is fairly poor, but I am more than willing to make that sacrifice to ensure the survival of this great music that would otherwise be lost when the dubplate wears out.
wilmer

wilmer

May 14, 2014
I don't agree with previous comments at all. Pressure Sounds sometimes has no other source than the original vinyl, because mostly Master Tapes of historic recordings have been lost. Instead of digitally polishing them like so many bad reissues, they chose for a more authentic approach. It's the next best thing to owning the original vinyl. Some of these restrictions are a problem every serious reissue label has to deal with. 128 kbit or mp3's have nothing to do with that, quite the opposite. The reason that some albums sound better is because in some cases original Album master tapes did survive. The new vinyl I bought through the years never had the problems orangecat mentions, but of course it is a fact that secondhand reggae albums in general don't have a bad name for nothing. In some cases a good cleaning helps, but wobbles and scratches are forever. Peace.
orangecat

orangecat

June 5, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Top roots-rockers-dub label. PS and Blood & Fire are probably the best two around. Some things to keep in mind when buying. CDs generally contain bonus tracks. Double LPs are generally arranged to DJ with. Unfortunately if you like vinyl for audio reasons, many of the records I have purchased are in really bad shape out of the box. If you can find a copy that doesn't have the vinyl is bubbling up somewhere or some other pressing defect - hang onto it! I think everything I've ever got from them has a noisy lead. If the stoned guys at the pressing plant would keep their sticky resin fingers off the records it would help.