Lee "Scratch" Perry And Friends*Disco Devil (The Jamaican Discomixes)

Label:Universal UMC – UMC9802, Black Art – UMC9802, Trojan Records – UMC9802, Island Records – UMC9802
2 x CD, Compilation
Style:Roots Reggae


1-1Max Romeo & The UpsettersNorman8:41
1-2Junior MurvinBad Weed8:14
1-3George FaithI Forgot To Be Your Lover (AKA To Be A Lover)9:35
1-4Twin RootsKnow Love9:22
1-5Watty BurnettRainy Night In Portland7:12
1-6Lee Perry & The Full Experience*Disco Devil7:52
1-7Lee PerryCity Too Hot8:38
1-8Sangie Davis* & Lee PerryWords8:49
1-9Junior Murvin & DillingerRoots Train9:00
2-1Watty BurnettOpen The Gate7:51
2-2The CongosNeckodeemus7:53
2-3Raphael Green & Dr. AlimantadoRasta Train8:32
2-4Devon Irons & Dr. Alimantado(Ketch) Vampire6:58
2-5Carlton JacksonHistory (Of Civilisation)8:04
2-6Junior DelgadoSons Of Slaves6:39
2-7The HeptonesParty Time6:46
2-8Lee PerryFree Up The Prisoners12:47
2-9Leroy SibblesGarden Of Life8:04

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Collecting the very best of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's seminal Jamaican 12" mixes from the late seventies

Produced at Black Ark studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
All tracks Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., except disc 1, tracks 1, 3 & 9, which are Universal Island Records Ltd.

Cover photo of Lee Perry © Adrian Boot.
Other cover photos courtesy of Clifton Hall & Shutterstock

With many thanks to Johnny Chandler, Pete Matthews, Mick Morrison, Colin Newman, Clive Wills, Noel Hawks, Ian McCann, Malcom Gillett, Sven Leeuwerink and of course Mr Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

This compilation ℗ 2012 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. © 2012 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a Universal Music company.
Marketed and distributed In the UK by Universal Music. Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600753398029
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, variant 1): 06007 533980-3 01 * 53108547
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, variant 1): 06007 533980-4 01 * 52975962
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, variant 2): 06007 533 980-3 01+ 53108547 [Universal logotype] MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC E
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, variant 2): 06007 533 980-4 01 C 52975963 [Universal logotype] MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (Both discs, variant 1): IFPI LV26
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, variant 2): IFPI LV27
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, variant 2): IFPI L017
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, variant 2): IFPI 0131
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, variant 2): IFPI 0155
  • Other (CD1 Catalog number): 5339803
  • Other (CD2 Catalog number): 5339804
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC064480

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Disco Devil (The Jamaican Discomixes) (2×CD, Compilation, Repress)Trojan Records5339802Europe2012


  • Toppatopsounds's avatar
    as the sleeve states it .... this may not be the absolute rarest but is the absolute best when it comes to the Upsetters' late 70s output .. all killer ... no filler ... and great artwork
    • rumbapsicodelica's avatar
      We're thankful for more Lee "Scratch" Perry collections that dig properly into his best work! It is difficult enough for experts like myself to wade through the BS of the "Lee Perry" catalog (boots, exploitation, unfinished works, token appearances, and even stuff that he had little to do with), that I can understand the frustration of many in trying to find the goods. His best stuff often ain't even sold as "Lee Perry". It's the classic mid 70s productions of great singers like Junior Murvin, Max Romeo, The Congos and others that reggae enthusiasts refer to when championing Scratch at his finest. All of those artists appear on the Disco Devil: The Jamaican Discomixes collection. The set presents 18 extended-length roots reggae epics from the creative peak of Scratch's production out of his home studio, all of which were released in Jamiaca on 12" (as opposed to the dominant 7") when the format was briefly popular in JA ca 77. Junior Delgado, The Heptones, the underheard Twin Roots and even Perry himself on featured vocals, are just a few of the stellar cast. Trojan did right on this, the selection is ace and it even has a cool cover. A must for Perry fans.
      • AlbertHofstein's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        Extremely hot compilation ... everything you looking for, quality is a must!
        • OmegaPoint's avatar
          Edited 4 years ago
          This compilation is by far one of the most valuable of Lee Perrys 12" inch mixes from the late 70ies. The quality is absolutly perfect, compared to many cheap 12" Vinyl single reissues. Who would prefer a terrible distorted and less orignial sounding vinyl, over a very close to the oringinal, proper produced sounding CD, where the integrity of the artist is preserved. If you want to save many years collecting and probably around 3000-6000 Bucks for originals, or lose money on rather dissapointing reissues ... than this is it and simply ridiculous good!
          • Pistachios's avatar
            Get lost in this compilation for a few hours/days/weeks. Some rough around the edges extended dub versions of the highest order. Too good.



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