ScientistScientist Meets The Space Invaders

Label:Greensleeves Records – GREL 19
Vinyl, LP, Album


First Wall
A1Beam Down
A2Red Shift
A3Time Warp
A4Cloning Process
Second Wall
B1Laser Attack
B2De Materialize
B4Super Nova Explosion

Companies, etc.



Tracks are sequentially numbered 1 to 10 across both sides.

Printed on back cover:
Recorded at Channel One by Maxie, Barnabas, & Crucial Bunny
Mixed at King Tubby's
©&℗ 1981 Greensleeves Records Ltd.

Printed on spine:
Greensleeves 1981

Printed on labels:
℗& © 1981 Greensleeves Records Ltd.
Published by Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.
Recorded at Channel One by Roots Radics Band
Mixed at King Tubby's

B2 is titled "De Materialize" on back cover vs. "Dematerialise" on label
B4 is titled "Super Nova Explosion" on back cover vs. "Supernova Explosion" on label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): GREL 19 A1 EG RAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etching): GREL 19 B EG

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Scientist Meets The Space Invaders (LP, Album)Greensleeves Records, EdigsaGREL 19, 10L0141Spain1981
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Scientist Meets The Space Invaders (LP, Album)Krissers CollectionKC 00LP 2Canada1981
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Scientist Meets The Space Invaders (Cassette, Album)Greensleeves RecordsGREEN 19UK1982
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Scientist Meets The Space Invaders (CD, Album, Reissue)Greensleeves RecordsGRELCD 19UK1997
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Scientist Meets The Space Invaders (CD, Album, Reissue)Greensleeves RecordsGRELCD 19UK1997



  • dub-bud's avatar
    There are a lot of irrate coments about the lack of Scientists image and name.
    I would prefer the 'original' artist & art myself, however the fact is- Scientist does not own these recording , he never did, and probably never will. He is a mixer, and some folk can't fathom what that means.

    Imagine Phil Spector claiming the Beatles lp he did should have his name and face on the cover, and he should own the copyright and collected a percentage of profits for life!
    Does a picture framer suddenly get rights to the artwork framed ?
    Does your hairdresser suddenly own your hair after a haircut?

    Scientist was paid a fee for his work as usual. He did not produce these tracks, he did not write or play them. He didn't compile the tracks, nor licence the songs.
    The only claim here is what G'sleeves should contribute for using his image and name for marketing.

    The producer owns the tunes along with the song writers (if still applicable) . Even the musician have no claim if paid a session fee.
    Often the producers will contribute something more if hits result, or more session work will follow.

    The ultimate stars of this series of lps are THE ROOTS RADICS band.

    Its sad that an agreement couldnt have been reached, yet the vinyl re-issues are timely and excellent , especially with the vocal counterparts.
    The CDs are brickwalled, and lack the dynamic range of the vinyl pressings or older CD versions (pre remaster editions).
    • petrorius's avatar
      Dice Lloyd Bradley en "Bass Culture" que esta serie de discos de Scientist (las de los "cómics" por llamarla de alguna forma) llaman la atención por sus icónicas portadas más que por una genuina innovación en los derroteros del dub. Y algo de razón tiene en que no es una vuelta de tuerca a lo que su mentor, King Tubby, venía haciendo desde mediado de los setenta ni mucho menos se acercan a la genialidad (y locura) del mismísimo The Upsetter, Lee Perry (¿alguna vez alguien lo ha hecho?). Pero esto no es razón para quitarle mérito esta serie incontestable ya que si algo hizo Scientist fue perfeccionar el sonido, los efectos y la técnica de grabación del dub y hacerlo sonar con una precisión, profundidad y fidelidad que cuesta pensar que se grabó hace más de 40 años atrás. Y eso es razón suficiente para instalarlo como uno de los grandes nombres del Dub.


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