|THE MIGHTY UPSETTER - LEE PERRY
CD: Beat Records (Japan) BRC-200
CD: On U Sound (UK)
Produced by Adrian Sherwood, Lee Perry and Jazzwad
The Mighty Upsetter is a warm, eclectic and very enjoyable set of songs that stands out as something special. Working with Adrian Sherwood again for the first time since From The Secret Laboratory (1990) , Scratch hasn't sounded this good or focused for years. The album is a snapshot of the present as well as an x-ray of the past, with musical echoes of classic Black Ark works sampled and re-created throughout, juxtaposed with Sherwood's crisp and spacious production. From playful ("International Broadcaster") to serious ("Yellow Tongues") to dread ("Speak The Truth"), this is an album that is musically and lyrically rich with light, shadow and lots of colour. In a word: outstanding.
See also Dubsetter.