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Police & Thieves (Remastered)


Download links and information about Police & Thieves (Remastered) by Junior Murvin. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:10:12 minutes.

Artist: Junior Murvin
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:10:12
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No. Title Length
1. Roots Train 3:42
2. Police & Thieves 3:51
3. Solomon 2:56
4. Rescue Jah Children 3:47
5. Tedious (Extended Mix) 5:01
6. False Teachin' 4:06
7. Easy Task 3:49
8. Lucifer 3:14
9. Workin' in the Cornfield 3:45
10. I Was Appointed 3:51
11. Childhood Sweetheart 2:53
12. Bad Weed (Disco Mix) 8:18
13. Roots Train (Special Disco Mix) (featuring Dillinger) 9:02
14. Memories (12" Version) 8:44
15. Rasta Get Ready 3:13



This is one of those albums that winds up on just about every list of essential reggae recordings, and with good reason. Like Max Romeo's War Ina Babylon (which is equally essential, and can be considered a companion to this one), it was recorded under the auspices of Lee "Scratch" Perry at his legendary Black Ark studio, and is saturated with Perry's trademark dense, murky sound. Murvin sings in a fierce and beautiful falsetto, a voice that lends a unique weight to such dark masterpieces as "Lucifer," "Roots Train," and the title track (which was later recorded by the Clash). Perry surrounds Murvin's voice with great washes of echo and reverb and keeps the tempos slow and intense, giving the album an almost Biblical feel. Ignore the goofy album art on the CD reissue — there is nothing lighthearted about any of these songs, nor is there a single wrong note or misplaced effect. There may be eight or ten perfect reggae albums in existence, and this is certainly one of them. [The 2003 reissue of Police & Thieves adds expanded liner notes, photos, and five tracks to the original running order. "Childhood Sweetheart" and a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready, " retitled here "Rasta Get Ready," are previously unreleased. "Memories" is the B-side of the "Police & Thieves" single. Also included are extended mixes of "Bad Weed" and "Roots Train," which features additional vocals by Dillinger.]