Presenting I.Roy / Hell And Sorrow
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 3/4|
Trojan Records reissues I.Roy's first album release Presenting I.Roy
for producer Augustus "Gussie" Clarke (including some tunes he did for Pete
Weston) and its self-produced follow-up Hell And Sorrow on one CD.
Both albums were released in 1973, which was - measured by the number of
different producers (at least ten !) for whom I.Roy worked - his top year.
And indeed these two albums feature I.Roy at his best. Dismissed by many as
an uptown U.Roy knockoff, I.Roy sounds very good on these tracks after all
these years. So, if you're tired of the modern deejay sound and hanker for
the roots of the style check this I.Roy reissue. Strong stuff from the past !