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      • 1. Universal Tribulation
      • 2. Mr. Brown
      • 3. Down The Line
      • 4. Lonely Girl
      • 5. Bumping and Boring
      • 6. My Relationship
      • 7. Slave Market
      • 8. Black Liberation Struggle
      • 9. Jah Music
      • 10. Soon Forward

      One of the most crucial albums by reggae singing legend Gregory Isaacs, Soon Forward features an all-star lineup that includes the quintessential Sly and Robbie rhythm section as well as Dennis Brown on backing vocals. With all but one track produced by Isaacs himself, the sticky subtleties of instrumental dub resonate with a trance-inducing effect. Known for the pained purity of his vocal tone, Isaacs graces the microphone with every passing phrase. As he covers romantic territory on classic songs such as "Lonely Girl" and "Soon Forward," the Cool Ruler also sets fire to cultural themes on songs such as "Universal Tribulation" and "Black Liberation Struggle." Originally released in 1979, Soon Forward stands casually at the crossroads of roots reggae, dub, and dancehall. While it might not have been widely recognized outside of Jamaica back then, it is the type of album to stand up to the test of time!

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      Gregory IsaacsBeautiful AfricaMicron
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      Gregory IsaacsExplanationJah Fingers
      Superb roots dancehall tune from 1988 produced by Roy Francis of Phase One / Mixing Lab fame complete with dub on the flip.
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      Gregory IsaacsDealingBasic Replay
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      Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Musicby Colin LarkinVirgin
      A very good overview of the best available music of the eighties. It is a very authoritative and comprehensive overview of that decade.
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      Ryuichi Sakamoto & David SylvianForbidden Colours (1983)Virgin
      Pic sleeve
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        The Virgin Encyclopedia of Indie and New Waveby Colin LarkinVirgin
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          Original out of print secondhand book in ok cond. (spine creasing, staining to sides)
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        The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopediaby Bill HarryVirgin
        Big book! Over 1500 entries and 300 rare photographs, designed to clarify any query, settle any argument, inform and entertain. Every detail of the Beatles'...
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          Original out of print secondhand UK paperback has wear
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        The MotorsTenement StepsVirgin
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          David SylvianBrilliant TreesVirgin
          Cult post-punk album reissued for the first time on 180g vinyl!
            Mike OldfieldTubular Bells (1973)Virgin
            Seminal cosmic folk from Mike and his tubular bells. Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
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              The Motown AlbumThe Sound of Young America - Three Decades of MagicVirgin
              This is a great collectable for Motown fans. There are many pictures and much historical information for Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight...
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              KT TunstallWAX (Pink Vinyl Edition)Virgin
              Sixth studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.
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                Paint it Black: Murder of Brian Jonesby Geoffrey GiulianoVirgin
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                Virgin Front Line PresentsReggae Discomixes (24 Killer Extended Mixes)Virgin
                24 killer extended mixes from some of reggae's greatest talents- with a dozen tracks new to CD.
                  The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Musicby Colin LarkinVirgin
                  From Pal Joey and Danny Tenaglia to Run DMC and Jamal-Ski - it's all here!
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                  Thomas DolbySilk Pyjamas / Field Work (1992)Virgin
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                    Peter ToshEqual RightsVirgin
                    One of his most militant albums, released on Virgin records in 1977, and including versions of "Get Up, Stand Up" and "Stepping Razor"! O
                      The Flying LizardsTV (1980)Virgin
                      Orig post punk experimental electronic 7" with pic sleeve
                        Mike OldfieldHergest Ridge (1974)Virgin
                        The Oldfield gets out his glockenspiel once more for a touch of cosmic folk, 1974.
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                          E.U.Buck Wild (1989)Virgin
                          Orig USA 12" 
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                          Iggy PopLust For Life (1977)Virgin
                          180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl + MP3 Download!! Iggy's first solo album and probably his best. Includes the classics "The Passenger", "Lust For Life"...
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                            Iggy PopThe Idiot (1977)Virgin
                            180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl + MP3 Download!! After a brief stint in a mental hospital, Iggy teams up with David Bowie to produce another excellent...
                              Beenie ManLove Me Now (2000)Virgin
                              dancehall, 2000
                              • Beenie Man – Love Me Now
                              AbyssiniansArise (+ Bonus Tracks)Virgin
                              Originally released in 1978 on the legendary Front Line label, the widely acclaimed 'Arise' album reunited one of the most influential Jamaican groups...
                              • Abyssinians – Oh Lord
                              • Abyssinians – This Land Is For Everyone
                              • Abyssinians – Mightiest Of All
                              • Abyssinians – Meditation
                              • Abyssinians – Wicked Men
                              • Abyssinians – Jah Loves
                              • Abyssinians – Dem A Come
                              • Abyssinians – South African Enlistment
                              • Abyssinians – Hey You
                              • Abyssinians – Let My Days Be Long
                              Pete WatermanI Wish I Was Me Virgin
                              Nuff respect for big man of pop. Big it up. S/hand hardback, with dustjacket.
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                              U RoyDread In A BabylonVirgin
                              Classic 70s DJ album from the Front Line classics series
                                PILParis In The SpringVirgin
                                Public Image Limited, 1980.
                                  AshraNew Age Of Earth (1977)Virgin
                                  Seminal German electronic music. Includes the amazing 'Sunrain'.
                                  • Ashra – Sunrain
                                  KelisTastyVirgin
                                  Includes Milkshake!

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