Crazy Joe Records
7" Single
December 27, 1999

Artist & tune

  • Culture - Burning An Illusion (This Time) / Errol T - Version On Fire
  • Prince Far I - Same Knife / Errol T - Different Dagger
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Two great revive 45s on Joe Gibbs' re-styled "Crazy Joe" label : Culture's very first release for Joe Gibbs, the long unavailable "Burning An Illusion (This Time)" from 1976 and also the previously unknown deejay cut from Prince Far I to the aforementioned Culture tune. "Burning An Illusion (This Time)" is a strong roots tune, a gem in its own right, which fully showcases the excellent production style of the Mighty Two - Joe Gibbs and Errol T - as well as Culture's strong musical potency, already shining in the year before the release of their anthemic album "Two Sevens Clash". The late Michael James Williams aka Prince Far I delivers a solid cut. This gruff-voiced deejay - although he himself stated a preference for being called a chanter - performs his lyrics in his unique style, with the vocals of Culture going in and out the mix.