Linton Kwesi Johnson - Making History LP
Expanded LP edition of ‘dub poet’ Linton Kwesi Johnson’s classic 1984 album, featuring the original album and three bonus tracks. Comes in a bespoke gatefold sleeve with enhanced artwork, remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight yellow vinyl.
Produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and the legendary Dennis Bovell (‘Blackbeard’), the album continues LKJ’s fierce, politically-charged view of Britain at the time. His outspoken comments on the 1981 Brixton riots and the New Cross fire that killed 13 black teenagers, confronting the National Front are all tackled but with an accessible and strident dub-reggae beat.
This RSD '12 exclusive features extensive liner notes from the original LP, by the late political activist and journalist Darcus Howe. Darcus was depicted in the recent Steve McQueen film, ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ on BBC TV. Also includes a download card.
1. Di Eagle An' Di Bear
2. Wat About Di Workin' Claas?
3. Di Great Insohreckshan
4. Making History
5. Di Eagle An' Di Bear (12'' Version) (Bonus track)
6. Reggae Fi Radni
7. Reggae Fi Dada
8. New Craas Massahkah
9. Insohreckshan Dub8 (Bonus track)
10. Historic Dub (Bonus track)