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Article ID LP-14747
Format 2x LP
Artist Various Artists
Title Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Janet Kay Silly Games
2 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson Hopelessly In Love
3 MP3 sample Brown Sugar I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks
4 MP3 sample Marcia Aitken I'm Still In Love With You
5 MP3 sample Louisa Mark Keep It Like It Is
6 MP3 sample Marie Pierre Can't Go Through With Life
7 MP3 sample Louisa Mark Caught You In A Lie
8 MP3 sample Sugar Minott We've Got A Good Thing Going
9 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket
10 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan You Make Me Feel So Good
11 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Dim The Light
12 MP3 sample June ‘JC' Logde Someone Loves You, Honey
13 MP3 sample Leroy Brown Taxi
14 MP3 sample Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse
15 MP3 sample Carroll Thompson I'm So Sorry
16 MP3 sample The In Crowd Getting Cozy
17 MP3 sample Freddie McGregor When Push Comes To Shove
18 MP3 sample Sugar Minott Lovers Race
19 MP3 sample Dennis Brown & John Holt Wildfire
20 MP3 sample Delroy Wilson I'm Still Waiting
21 MP3 sample Marie Pierre Walk Away
22 MP3 sample Dennis Brown Love Has Found A Way
23 MP3 sample Winston Reedy Paradise (In Your Eyes)
24 MP3 sample John Holt Ghetto Queen
25 MP3 sample Ruddy Thomas Key To The World
Style(s) Lovers Rock, Reggae
Label Trojan 77199
Year 2022
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks Gatefold 2xLP
The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.

Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.

Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.

Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.

Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.

With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.
Price EUR 35.32
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