Those of a reggae bent with a fondness for the old joker Perry may be aware that the CD re-issues of the fabulous original Trojan limited edition vinyl boxed sets ‘PERRY 1’, ‘PERRY 2’ and ‘PERRY 3’ have for a long time commanded stupid money even second-hand. The first of these is currently at nearly £300 in new condition and £30 second hand on Amazon UK for example.
Good news then, to discover that Trojan have recently put out a double CD with the snappy title “Lee Perry & The Upsetters: The Trojan Albums Collection, 1971 to 1973” which contains all three of the LPs from the first boxed set (Africa’s Blood, Rhythm Shower and Double Seven) with the addition of a fourth hard to find LP (Battle Axe).
Even better news to learn that the dodgers are selling it for £6.99 a pop-a-top.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego! Get in there!