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

Fax: 0171 288 1339.
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
71 Augustus Pablo - Message Music (Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-1994) Augustus Pablo Message Music (Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-1994)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds 71 UK 2011 Sell This Version
91 Bunny Lee & Friends* - Tape Rolling! With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74 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
101 Phillip Fullwood - Words In Dub Phillip Fullwood Words In Dub(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Pressure Sounds 101 2018
105 The Prophets - King Tubby's Prophecies Of Dub The Prophets King Tubby's Prophecies Of Dub(16xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds 105 UK 2020
BRC-133 Peter Tosh - Talking Revolution Peter Tosh Talking Revolution (2xCD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records BRC-133 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRPS057 Bim Sherman - Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979 Bim Sherman Tribulation - Down In Jamdown 1974 To 1979(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records BRPS057 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BRPS062 Various - Once Upon A Time At King Tubbys Various Once Upon A Time At King Tubbys(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records BRPS062 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BRPS081 Tommy McCook - Reggae In Jazz Tommy McCook Reggae In Jazz(CD, Comp, RE) Pressure Sounds BRPS081 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRPS82 Lee Perry & His Upsetters* - Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates) Lee Perry & His Upsetters* Lee Perry & His Upsetters* - Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates)(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds BRPS82 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRPS110 The Prophets - The Yabby You Sound (Dubs & Versions) The Prophets The Yabby You Sound (Dubs & Versions)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Beat Records, Pressure Sounds BRPS110 Japan 2022 Sell This Version
BRPSRSD2019 Lee Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Upsetters Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Upsetters - Upsetters Shuffle (7", Single, Ltd) Pressure Sounds BRPSRSD2019 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
CD PS001 Santic* + Friends* - An Even Harder Shade Of Black Santic* + Various Santic* + Various - An Even Harder Shade Of Black(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds CD PS001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD PS002 Prince Far I & The Arabs - Dub To Africa Prince Far I & The Arabs Dub To Africa (Album) CD PS002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD PS003 Israel Vibration - The Same Song Israel Vibration The Same Song (Album) CD PS003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GTSI002 Jeb Loy Nichols - The October EP Jeb Loy Nichols The October EP (EP) GTSI002 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HR7S015 The Upsetters - Sun Is Shining The Upsetters Sun Is Shining(7", EP) Black Art, Pressure Sounds, HMV Record Shop HR7S015 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
HR7S016 The Upsetters - Disco Devils Dub 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 Santic* + Various Santic* + Various - An Even Harder Shade Of Black(LP, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds LP PS001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
LP PS002 Prince Far I & The Arabs - Dub To Africa Prince Far I & The Arabs Dub To Africa(LP, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds LP PS002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
LP PS003 Israel Vibration - The Same Song Israel Vibration The Same Song(LP, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds LP PS003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hemsley Morris / Larry & Alvin - Love Is Strange / No One To Give Me Love 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 The Now Generation - Cup Of Tea The Now Generation Cup Of Tea(7", RE) Superstar (3), Pressure Sounds none UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Israel Vibration - The Same Song Israel Vibration The Same Song(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Dennis Bovell - Decibel Dennis Bovell Decibel(16xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Pressure Sounds none Unknown
none Augustus Pablo - El Rocker's Augustus Pablo El Rocker's(17xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, VBR) Pressure Sounds none UK & Europe 2020
none Yabby You Meets King Tubby Yabby You Meets King Tubby - Walls Of Jerusalem(24xFile, FLAC, Comp) Pressure Sounds none UK 2019
none Dennis Bovell - Mek It Run Dennis Bovell Mek It Run(16xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Pressure Sounds none Unknown
none Various, Santic* - An Harder Shade Of Black Various, Santic* Various, Santic* - An Harder Shade Of Black(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Keith Hudson - Brand Keith Hudson Brand(Cass, S/Sided, Advance, Album, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none The Prophets - King Tubby's Prophecies Of Dub The Prophets King Tubby's Prophecies Of Dub (Album) none UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Various - Pressure Sounds Selection Various Pressure Sounds Selection(CDr, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds none Unknown Sell This Version
none Paolo Baldini DubFiles - Dub Conquistatore Part 1 Paolo Baldini DubFiles Dub Conquistatore Part 1(10", TP, W/Lbl) Pressure Sounds none UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Elfredo The Caravan Sessions(6xFile, MP3, Album) Besonic.com none Germany 2003
none Various - Pressure Sounds Amazon Compilation Various Pressure Sounds Amazon Compilation(8xFile, MP3, Comp, Smplr, 256) Pressure Sounds none US 2009
none Various - Most High Records - Volume 1 Various Most High Records - Volume 1(CD, Comp, Smplr) Most High Records (3) none US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD77 Yabby You - Yabby You & Brethren - Deeper Roots (Dub Plates And Rarities 1976 - 1978) Yabby You Yabby You & Brethren - Deeper Roots (Dub Plates And Rarities 1976 - 1978) (Comp) PCD77 UK 2012 Sell This Version
POSI006 Jah Wobble Get Carter(2xFile, MP3, Promo) Pressure Sounds POSI006 UK 2009
pressure sounds 33 Burning Spear - Spear Burning Burning Spear Spear Burning(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds pressure sounds 33 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 37 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - No Bones For The Dogs - Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974 To 1979 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 Pressure Sounds 37 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 49 The Travellers (2) - Black Black Minds The Travellers (2) Black Black Minds(CD, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 49 UK Unknown Sell This Version
pressure sounds 55 The Revolutionaries - Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub  Room - 1974 To 1980 The Revolutionaries Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room - 1974 To 1980(CD, Comp, Promo) Pressure Sounds pressure sounds 55 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 58 Joe Higgs - Life Of Contradiction Joe Higgs Life Of Contradiction(CD, Album, Comp, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 58 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 61 Jimmy Radway, The Fe Me Time All Stars - Dub I 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
Pressure Sounds 67 Prince Jammy - Strictly Dub Prince Jammy Strictly Dub(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 67 UK 2010 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 73 Lee Perry And The Upsetters* - High Plains Drifter (Jamaican 45's 1968-73) Lee Perry And The Upsetters* High Plains Drifter (Jamaican 45's 1968-73)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 73 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 77 Yabby You - Yabby You & Brethren - Deeper Roots (Dub Plates And Rarities 1976 - 1978) Yabby You Yabby You & Brethren - Deeper Roots (Dub Plates And Rarities 1976 - 1978)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 77 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 82 Lee Perry & His Upsetters* - Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates) Lee Perry & His Upsetters* Roaring Lion (16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates)(CD, Album) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 82 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 83 Horace Andy - Get Wise Horace Andy Get Wise(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 83 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 84 Yabby You &  The Prophets - Deeper Roots Part 2 (More Dubs And Rarities) Yabby You & The Prophets Yabby You & The Prophets - Deeper Roots Part 2 (More Dubs And Rarities) (Comp) Pressure Sounds 84 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 90 Skin Flesh & Bones* - Dub In Blood Skin Flesh & Bones* Dub In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 90 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Pressure Sounds 92 Yabby You &  The Prophets - Beware Dub Yabby You & The Prophets Yabby You & The Prophets - Beware Dub(CD, Album, RE, O-c) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds Pressure Sounds 92 UK 2016 Sell This Version
PS91 Bunny Lee & Various - Tape Rolling! ...With Bunny Lee & Friends - On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74 Bunny Lee & Various Bunny Lee & Various - Tape Rolling! ...With Bunny Lee & Friends - On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74 (Comp) PS91 UK 2016 Sell This Version
PS93 Lloyd Parks - Time A Go Dread Lloyd Parks Time A Go Dread(2xLP, Album, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PS93 UK 2016 Sell This Version
PSB01 Various - Pressure Sounds Present Various Pressure Sounds Present(5x7" + Box, Comp, Ltd) Pressure Sounds PSB01 UK 2014 Sell This Version
PSB02 Lee Perry - Scratch Box: Mr. Music Return Lee Perry Scratch Box: Mr. Music Return (Comp) PSB02 UK 2015 Sell This Version
PSB03 Yabby You / Augustus Pablo / Smith* & The Prophets / King Tubby - Songs Of Love & Unity 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
PSB04 The Termites - Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969 The Termites Searching So Long Olympic Singles 1967 - 1969 PSB04 UK 2018 Sell This Version
PSB05 Various - Soul Vibration Herman Chin Loy's Funky Jamaican Trip Various Soul Vibration Herman Chin Loy's Funky Jamaican Trip (Comp) PSB05 UK 2019 Sell This Version
PSCD 2 Prince Far I & The Arabs - Dub To Africa Prince Far I & The Arabs Dub To Africa(Cass, Album, Promo, RE) Pressure Sounds PSCD 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PS CD004 Keith Hudson - Brand Keith Hudson Brand(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PS CD004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PS CD005 Various - Sounds & Pressure Volume One Various Sounds & Pressure Volume One(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PS CD005 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
PS CD006 Little Roy - Tafari Earth Uprising Little Roy Tafari Earth Uprising(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PS CD006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PS CD007 Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 Prince Far I Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3(CD, Album, RE) Pressure Sounds PS CD007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD008 Enos McLeod - The Genius Of Enos Enos McLeod The Genius Of Enos(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD009 Lee Perry - Voodooism Lee Perry Voodooism (Album, Comp) PSCD009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD010 Various - Sounds And Pressure Volume Two Various Sounds And Pressure Volume Two(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD 11 Earth & Stone* - Kool Roots Earth & Stone* Kool Roots(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pressure Sounds PSCD 11 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PSCD 12 Various - Psalms Of Drums: The Black And White Story Various Psalms Of Drums: The Black And White Story (Comp) PSCD 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PSCD 13 Prince Far I & The Arabs - Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 Prince Far I & The Arabs Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (Album) PSCD 13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 14 Various - Well Cha'rged Channel One Various Well Cha'rged Channel One (Comp) PSCD 14 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 15 Techniques* - Techniques In Dub Techniques* Techniques In Dub(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 16 Various - Sounds And Pressure Volume 3 Various Sounds And Pressure Volume 3(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 16 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD17 Various - 17 North Parade Various 17 North Parade(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PSCD 18 Prince Far I - Health And Strength Prince Far I Health And Strength (Album) PSCD 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD19 Lee Perry - Produced And Directed By The Upsetter Lee Perry Produced And Directed By The Upsetter (Comp) PSCD19 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD20 Derrick Harriott - Riding The Roots Chariot Derrick Harriott Riding The Roots Chariot(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD20 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD 21 The Uniques - Watch This Sound The Uniques Watch This Sound(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 21 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD22 Various - Hitbound Selection - When The Dances Were Changing Various Hitbound Selection - When The Dances Were Changing(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD22 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PSCD23 Various - Sounds & Pressure Vol.  4 Various Sounds & Pressure Vol. 4(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD23 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD 24 Various - Roots Techniques Various Roots Techniques (Comp) PSCD 24 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD25 Prince Jammy - The Crowning Of Prince Jammy Prince Jammy The Crowning Of Prince Jammy (Comp) PSCD25 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD26 Little Roy & Friends* - Packin House Little Roy & Various Little Roy & Various - Packin House(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD26 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PSCD 27 Various - Phil Pratt Thing Various Phil Pratt Thing(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 27 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD28 Various - Don't Call Us Immigrants Various Don't Call Us Immigrants(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD28 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD29 Augustus Pablo - El Rocker's Augustus Pablo El Rocker's(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD29 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD30 Prince Jazzbo - Mr Funny Prince Jazzbo Mr Funny(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD30 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PSCD031 Channel One (5) - Maxfield Avenue Breakdown (Dubs And Instrumentals 1974-79) Channel One (5) Maxfield Avenue Breakdown (Dubs And Instrumentals 1974-79) (Comp) PSCD031 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD 32 Lee Perry - Divine Madness...Definitely Lee Perry Divine Madness...Definitely (Comp) PSCD 32 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD 33 Burning Spear - Spear Burning Burning Spear Spear Burning (Comp) PSCD 33 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD34 Various - Firehouse Revolution Various Firehouse Revolution (Comp) PSCD34 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PSCD35 Prince Far I - Psalms For I Prince Far I Psalms For I(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Pressure Sounds PSCD35 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PSCD 36 The Royals - Pick Up The Pieces The Royals Pick Up The Pieces(CD, Album, Comp) Pressure Sounds PSCD 36 UK 2002 Sell This Version
pscd37 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - No Bones For The Dogs - Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974 To 1979 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 Augustus Pablo - In Fine Style Augustus Pablo In Fine Style (Comp) PSCD38 UK 2003 Sell This Version
pscd39 Dennis Bovell - Decibel (More Cuts And Dubs 1976 - 1983) Dennis Bovell Decibel (More Cuts And Dubs 1976 - 1983) (Album, Comp) pscd39 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 40 Various - Red Bumb Ball - Rare And Unreleased Rocksteady 1966 - 1968 Various Red Bumb Ball - Rare And Unreleased Rocksteady 1966 - 1968 (Comp) PSCD 40 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 41 Various - Sounds & Pressure Volume Five Various Sounds & Pressure Volume Five(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Pressure Sounds PSCD 41 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PSCD 42 Wailing Souls - Wailing Souls At Channel One (7's, 12's And Versions) 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 Sly & Robbie - Unmetered Taxi (Taxi Productions) Sly & Robbie Unmetered Taxi (Taxi Productions)(CD, Comp) Pressure Sounds, Taxi PSCD 43 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PSCD 44 The Royals - Dubbing With The Royals The Royals Dubbing With The Royals (Comp) PSCD 44 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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seewhyaudio

seewhyaudio

June 20, 2022
Shame because they have the right music... but. Well, I've been remastering Jamaican music (and many, many other genres for that matter) using original vinyl for many years. Pressure Sounds? Get in touch. I can do much much better.
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StayAtOhm

StayAtOhm

March 17, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
I find their releases to usually be quite enjoyable. Some are better than others, and sourcing/mastering can be questionable. But considering what they are releasing, and the fact that almost certainly there are no real masters of this stuff anywhere, they do a solid job IMO.

However, I have never seen a label that sells so many warped, and severely warped 'new' records. Some I've had to send back, literally four times just to get one close to flat. Currently getting ready to send back my second 'Conquering Lion' LP. Sounds good overall, both disc ones I got were severely warped.

Just terrible, terrible quality control. And having dealt with them for a return lately; customer service is difficult to say the least.

Great catalog, good research, but what a better label this would be if it was sold to someone who seemed to care about quality control. Current ownership does not seem to.
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surreptitious

surreptitious

March 2, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
hello, can someone that's *reliably* informed (i.e. understands the limitations of available source material & how remastering can destroy as much as it can revive) comment on why Hiltongrove seems to have an unreliable record buyer / listener reputation for remastering vintage dub / reggae?
what are the primary criticisms? I'm not concerned with re-issues mastered from worn out dub plates, only those that have standard release vinyl as the source masters.
thanks
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durdatl

durdatl

July 10, 2019
pressure sounds dudes go hard in the paint. my favorite jawn is the revolution vocal and dub on the little roy and friends lp.
pompeyskin

pompeyskin

July 4, 2019
Pressure Sounds are an excellent label that has released a range of different Jamaican genre, albeit predominantly roots. I have found the sound quality excellent and the sleeve notes informative. Furthermore, is you ever deal with their web site orders, you always get a swift and personal reply. As for the silk screen sleeves, people don't have to buy them, and I loved the fact that they picked up on the old JA practice of printing album sleeves on the back of recycled cardboard.
jacksapphire

jacksapphire

April 23, 2019
I have all PS releases and do not want to miss in my selection ....... dub store is a nice label , too ...... it is the pity that B&F not release the great roots music .....
GrandBagJazz_Pisces

GrandBagJazz_Pisces

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.
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