A career-spanning compilation of Lee “Scratch” Perry classics shall be launched on September 2, shortly after the primary anniversary of the legendary producer’s dying. King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From the Upsetter Ark-ive), the primary main posthumous launch from Perry, is available in CD and LP field units with an illustrated ebook that includes an essay by the Perry biographer and reggae historian David Katz. Will probably be accessible digitally from August 26, with a double-CD or LP accessible with a tracklist whittled right down to the necessities.
The field set combines Perry’s most well-known work with a haul of uncommon and unreleased DJ mixes, akin to a beforehand unreleased mixture of Junior Murvin’s reggae staple “Police And Thieves.” Hearken to Perry’s 7″ mixture of his music with the Upsetters “Jungle Lion” under.
In late 2021, the Vancouver doom metallic band New Age Doom launched Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Information to the Universe, an unlikely collaborative LP and one of many final works that Perry—who took the combo on the file—recorded earlier than his dying. This 12 months, the documentary The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry acquired its streaming debut on the Criterion Channel.
Learn the Jace Clayton’s obituary “How Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Sculpted the Sounds of Reggae.”
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