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Misty In RootsLive At The Counter Eurovision 79

Label:People Unite – PU 003 ALB
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Roots Reggae


A1Man Kind4:15
A2Ghetto In The City6:17
A3How Long Jah!5:41
B1Oh! Wicked Man!4:06
B2Judas Iscariote3:32
B3See Them Ah Come5:40
B4Sodome And Gomorra6:29

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'The Counter-Eurovision took place at the Cirque Royal in Brussels on March 31 and April 1, 1979.
It was organised by CAFIT (Collectif d'Animation pour la Formation et l'Information des Travailleurs) under the initiative of Pour le Socialisme and the weekly newspaper POUR (Belgium).
Photography by POUR.

This album was produced with the helpful collaboration of the non-profit association CAFIT (Collectif d'Animation pour la Formation et l'Infromation des Travaileurs).

Live recording and engineering by Caramel Studio - Brussels.
Sound engineer: Chris Bolton with Daniel Léon and Philippe Ohsé.'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side A): PU 002 A1*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side B): R̶PU 002 B1*

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Live At The Counter Eurovision 79 (LP, Album)Ateliers Du Zoning1004Belgium1980
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Live At The Counter Eurovision 79 (LP, Album, Reissue)TonpressSX-T 114Poland1986
Live At The Counter Eurovision (CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue)Kaz RecordsKAZ CD 12UK1990
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Live At The Counter Eurovision (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Kaz RecordsKAZ LP 12UK1990
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Live At The Counter Eurovision 79 (Cassette, )Kaz RecordsKAZ MC 12UK1990


John_Safari's avatar
Beyond Essential.
Deep Roots Masterpiece. The Greatest Live Reggae Album & quite possibly the Greatest Live Album, regardless of genre. Something special about this one that transcends genre & era boundaries like only very few Albums can.
fitzstudio's avatar
Edited one month ago
As others already said, this is the best live reggae record ever made (and I listen and collect dub & reggae since 1980).
The introduction is 100% pure Rastafarianism and the record follows in the same way.
A real masterpiece.
WonderSoil's avatar
Agreed with comments below - probably the best live album ever made and quite possibly the best reggae album of all times. Far from "easy skanking", this is deeply serious and almost warrior like. If Dope - Die Motherfucker Die is the anthem for American anti-terror warriors, this album is the "war preparation" music for the righteous Rasta. Truly powerful music from a legendary, yet strangely ignored, band from the golden UK-years.
philbeard's avatar
Man Kind featured in legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel's 1984 My Top Ten programme and also in his later Desert Island Discs recording.
CharliePattern's avatar
"If you are not conscious of the present, you are like a cabbage in this society."

So goes one of the most famous, much-sampled opening monologues in music. Just to echo what others have said - an essential record. Not just one of the best live albums but simply one of the best albums. Deeply, deeply spiritual. "Music which tells about the future and the judgement which is to come..."
M111ennium's avatar
The finest live reggae album to exist in the history of music .... EVER.
If this is not in your collection - you a sinner!
xegatron's avatar
Must have for sure
johnnydimplom's avatar
The best reggae album ever made. Period.