APE-OLOGY
CD: Trojan TJBDD361
2007


Disc 1:
01. Dread Lion - The Upsetters
02. Zion's Blood - The Upsetters
03. Three In One - The Upsetters
04. Curley Dub - The Upsetters
05. Patience Dub - The Upsetters
06. Super Ape - The Upsetters
07. Croaking Lizard - The Upsetters
08. Black Vest - The Upsetters
09. Underground Root - The Upsetters
10. Dub Along - The Upsetters
11. Soul Fire - Lee Perry
12. Throw Some Water In - Lee Perry
13. Evil Tongues - Lee Perry
14. Curly Locks - Lee Perry
15. Ghetto Sidewalk - Lee Perry
16. Favourite Dish - Lee Perry
17. Free Up The Weed - Lee Perry
18. Big Neck Police - Lee Perry
19. Yu Squeeze My Panhandle - Lee Perry
20. Roast Fish And Cornbread - Lee Perry

Disc 2:
01. Dyon Anaswa - The Upsetters
02. Return Of The Super Ape - The Upsetters
03. Tell Me Something Good - The Upsetters
04. Bird In Hand - The Upsetters
05. Crab Yars - The Upsetters
06. Jah Jah A Natty Dread - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
07. Psyche & Trim - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
08. The Lion - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
09. Huzza A Hana - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
10. High Rankin Sammy - Lee Perry & The Upsetters
11. From Creation - The Upsetters
12. Creation Dub 1 - The Upsetters
13. Creation Dub 2 - The Upsetters
14. Creation Dub 3 - The Upsetters
15. Roast Fish And Corn Bread - The Upsetters
16. Corn Fish Dub - The Upsetters
17. OK Corral - The Upsetters

Ape-ology gathers together three massive LPs: Scratch The Super Ape (the original Jamaican version of Super Ape), Roast Fish Collie Weed And Corn Bread and Return Of The Super Ape. It's a welcome release, since none of these albums have been properly released on CD; VP's release of Roast Fish and both the Cleopatra and Jet Star releases of Return Of The Super Ape are less than brilliant. Of these three albums, Scratch The Super Ape and Return Of The Super Ape are the strongest, although Scratch's Roast Fish is very enjoyable. The original Jamaican mix of Super Ape doesn't drastically differ from the more famous Island version, other than some different titles and a different track order. The set also features some tasty bonus tracks, including the Jamaican single mix of "Roast Fish And Cornbread" and the deadly "OK Corral" by U Roy. Highly recommended.

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