Lee 'Scratch' Perry*Disco Devil Vol. 1 (5 Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9)

Label:Studio 16 – STU16LP 003
Series:Disco Devil (2) – Vol. 1
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Style:Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub


A1Lee Perry & The Full ExperienceDisco Devil7:57
A2Lee PerryLion A De Winner7:03
A3Winston Watson (2), Dellenger*Dispensation5:06
B1Lord CreatorSuch Is Life9:52
B2Junior MurvinRoots Train9:06

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Track A1 from the original Upsetter 12" Mix - 1977.
Track A2 from the Orchid 12 Mix - 1978.
Track A3 from the Orchid 12" - 1979, edited.
Track B1 from the unreleased Seven Leaves 12" Full Length Discomix - 1978, together with a lost extended section recovered from a blank label 12" of unknown origin.
Track B2 from the Upsetters Disco Roots 12 Discomix - 1978.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): DISCO DEVIL 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): DISCO DEVIL 1 B

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Disco Devil Vol. 1 (5 Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9) (LP, Compilation, 1st press)Studio 16STU16LP 003UK2018



  • Ubangistomp's avatar
    This entire series is fantastic, what a great way to get these tracks at a decent price all in one place and they sound perfectly decent too and some in fact very good .
    Since when were reggae tracks meant to be an audiophile delight anyway.
    Jeez at least you don’t get bits of mashed up label in the grooves.
    • wallyfrutos's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      My god A1 disco devil, the reason i bought this is unplayable, my vinyl is mint but the recording is prob the worst iv ever heard.
      The EQ on this track sounds harsh as hell. If you love this track, beware. Forget about Dj'ing it. It sounds like a bricking gone horribly wrong.
      • kdoctober's avatar
        These Studio 16 Scratch disco comps are excellent...great sound quality, great price. Thanks, Colin, bringing Scratch Disco excellence to all, as it should be.
        Likkle more.
        • seewhyaudio's avatar
          LOL.. ohh the pain and heartache I went through tryyyyying to get 'Disco Devil 12" to sound as good as it should.. well.. let's just say I still have dreams about it. Fact is, the pressing was horrible (all copies are) and I did what I could. Rest assured no corners were cut. It is what it is.. don't bother trying to find a better recording of it - there literally isn't one. Perry himself burned the master tapes!
          Scratch wasn't the best technician... he had a different, some would argue more valid, kind of magic and that's why we're all here after all, right?
          I'm just a fanboy after all is said and done and I do this for love waaay more than for money (money? haha) and I have put my best efforts into the whole series. I'm very proud of it. I don't say that often. CY
          • thumper303's avatar
            Have to agree with all the previous comments left on this release, the sound quality is great!
            Okay you have to turn it up a bit compared to a regular 12" release, but when you see the prices that a lot of the original releases are going for, then it's a bit of a no brainer really.
            Gonna cane these badboys...............
            • Pistachios's avatar
              I agree that track a1 sounds worse than the others. Perhaps the original sounds this way too? Or does anyone know of a better sounding version? Anyway, I recommend vol 1 and vol 2. Absolutely mindblowing music.
              • Genshji's avatar
                Oh man, thats so glorious! I am sweating of this toughness.A1 is surely the reasonn but A2 is surly the winner!
                • off____centre's avatar
                  Edited 5 years ago
                  Just ultra cleaned and then recorded Disco Devil original. Supercartridge etc. Soooo good. Gonna buy this cd and compare. I'll let you all know, upsettrheadz.
                  • waltersobchak's avatar
                    This Compilation sounds great , track A1 sounds a little less good than other tracks. On track B2 we have an uncreditted Dillinger on the version.
                    Nice to have those tracks on one record, money saved ! Grab it Perry fans !
                    • waltersobchak's avatar
                      Thanks to Colin Young for the notes and details for this record, I have the " D.I.P Presents The Upsetter" and your work on those tracks is great.
                      I'm gonna look for this Disco Devil and post a review about it soon.
                      Cheers !


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