Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Chants On U – NEW LTD 2LP – RSD24

Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Chants On U – NEW LTD 2LP – RSD24

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Format: New & Sealed 2LP Label: On U Sound Cat. No: ONULP156 Barcode: 5056614709155 Released: 20/04/2024

*** RECORD STORE DAY 2024 Available in the shop WHILE STOCKS LAST from 8am to 5.30pm on Saturday 20 April then Sunday 21 April 11am to 3pm and Monday 22 April 10am to 3pm Remaining stock will be available to buy here ONLINE from 8pm UK Time on Monday 22 April 2024

*** LIMITED SALE 1 PER CUSTOMER

*** Limited to 3000 copies

A special compilation put together to celebrate 40 years of the iconic On-U Sound label, this limited release pulls various guest appearances the legendary and much-missed Jamaican MC Prince Far I made with early 1980s On-U house band Singers And Players, as well as some alternate versions and deep cuts for the true dub reggae heads. Prince Far I is a legend of roots reggae, both as producer and for his incredibly distinctive deejay style on the microphone.

After cutting sides for the likes of Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and Coxsone Dodd, he made a name for himself with the Psalms For I album, featuring the gruff-voiced Prince intoning bible passages over the heaviest of dread rhythms. In 1976 he set up his own Cry Tuff imprint, distributed in the UK by Adrian Sherwood’s pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun, and a close working relationship was forged.

The musicians who played with Prince Far I, known initially as The Arabs, became a core part of the On-U crew, performing in different permutations as Creation Rebel, Singers & Players, and Dub Syndicate. Sherwood cut his production teeth on albums such as Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter III, a Prince Far I set featuring an eclectic cast of musicians including David Toop, Steve Beresford, and Ari Up of The Slits. Far I went on to contribute several memorable vocal performances to the Singers and Players project, and toured with On-U band Creation Rebel in the early 1980s. Tragically, Prince Far I was murdered by gunmen in Jamaica in 1983, but his influence lives on in Adrian’s recordings right up to the present day. Gatefold 2LP with printed inner sleeves and download card

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