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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!

      Other Releases by Gregory Isaacs

      Gregory IsaacsNever Be UngratefulLove
      Recorded at Randy's studio in 1977 with tuff dubwise on the flip from the Cool Ruler.
      • Gregory Isaacs – Never Be Ungrateful
      • Gregory Isaacs – Mr Isaacs Version
      Gregory IsaacsDo You EverImpact!
      Original Impact Records unplayed reggae 45. Superb vocal from Gregory Isaacs on this early roots cut from 1974
      • Gregory Isaacs – Do You Ever
      • Original 7"£15.00
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      Gregory IsaacsMr. Know It AllD.E.B. Music
      Gregory Isaacs 'The Cool Ruler' on fine form with this killer roots vocal cut from 1979, with the original b side "War Of The Stars" on the flip.
      • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Know It All
      • Revolutionist – War Of The Stars
      Gregory IsaacsOver The Bridge / Keep On DancingJammy's Series Part 2.Roots Youths
      King Jammy produced two digital roots tunes from 1989/94 with Gregory Isaacs on fine form plus both have stripped down rhythmic dub versions.
      • Gregory Isaacs – Over The Bridge
      • Gregory Isaacs – Version
      • Gregory Isaacs – Let's Go Dancing
      • Gregory Isaacs – Version
      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.
      • Gregory Isaacs – Explanation
      • Gregory Isaacs – Version
      Gregory IsaacsRock Dis Ya Reggae BeatTaxi
      Two late 70s cuts from the late Gregory Isaacs with mighty drum & bass duo Sly and Robbie at the controls both with strong dubs. Clean and loud pressings...
      • Gregory Isaacs – Rock Dis Ya Beat
      • Sly & Robbie – Rock Dis Dub
      • Gregory Isaacs – Motherless Children
      • Sly & Robbie – Motherless Dub
      Gregory IsaacsMr CopAfrican Museum
      One of his best tunes and his only one with Lee Perry producing, classic Black Ark sound with instrumental on the b-side.
      • Gregory Isaacs – Mr Cop
      Gregory IsaacsDealingBasic Replay
      Basic Replay reissue of a tuff Niney The Observer production with Mr. Isaacs on fine form and Ken Boothe on the flip. Check it out!
      • Gregory Isaacs – Dealing
      Gregory IsaacsCool RulerVirgin
      Debut album for Virgin/Front Line in 1978 that also provided the rhythms for his excellent Slum:Gregory Isaacs in Dub album

        Other Releases on Virgin

        Phil CollinsNo Jacket Required (1985)Virgin
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          AshraBlackouts (1977)Virgin
          Killer rare German electronic rock
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            The Human League(Keep Feeling) Fascination (1983)Virgin
            The a-side is obviously the hit but check the b-side for a nice Disco not Disco dub cut - funky! Pic sleeve!
            • The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
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            The Human LeagueCrash (1986)Virgin
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              Hey! ElasticaParty GamesVirgin
              post-punk/dance/dub groovy
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                Coati MundiThe Former 12 Year Old Genius (1983)Virgin
                Wicked Kid Creole offshoot latin/disco project
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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.
                  • Original Book (1.1kg)£9.00
                    Original secondhand UK paperback Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover.
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                  Spanish Highs : Sex, Drugs & Excess in Ibizaby Wayne AnthonyVirgin
                  Ibiza fuckin hell
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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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                  Mike OldfieldOmmadawn (1975)Virgin
                  Deep Mike Original = Original UK Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
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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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                      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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                              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
                              U RoyDread In A BabylonVirgin
                              Classic 70s DJ album from the Front Line classics series
                                PILParis In The SpringVirgin
                                Public Image Limited, 1980.
                                  KelisTastyVirgin
                                  Includes Milkshake!
                                  Gregory IsaacsCool RulerVirgin
                                  Debut album for Virgin/Front Line in 1978 that also provided the rhythms for his excellent Slum:Gregory Isaacs in Dub album

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