Various artists album review
Magnetic Mirror Master Mix
Trochanter Major Records
11 - 11 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Voodooism - Leo Graham
  2. Voodoo Dub - Upsetters
  3. Wolf Out Deh - Lloyd & Devon
  4. Shepherd Rod - Upsetters
  5. Better Future - Errol Walker
  6. Future Dub - Upsetters
  7. Bafflin' Smoke Signal - Lee Perry
  8. Captive - Lee Perry
  9. Dub Cap - Upsetters
  10. Different Experience - Brother Roy
  11. Living My Life (Extended Disco Mix) - Keith Texon
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 2/3

From the Canadian based record label Trochanter Major Records comes this Lee Perry compilation, filled with fine vintage Lee Perry productions, which were all recorded at Scratch's illustrious Black Ark Recording Studio in Kingston during his most anticipated and fruitful period. The album kicks off with a splendid track by Leo Graham, an artist who hasn't recorded a lot of tunes, but this one is a great tune ! The dub by the Upsetters is a typical Lee Perry dub tune, following the melody line quite accurate. Next comes the combination Lloyd & Devon with the scary Wolf Out There, also followed by the dub version. Errol Walker performs an uptempo reality steppers tune -Better Future. The dub is included too.
Two Lee Perry tunes are featured here : Bafflin' Smoke Signal and Captive are strong tunes by the master himself. The disc closes with an extended disco mix of Keith Texon's Living My Life.
A fine compilation set well worth checking!

Teacher & Mr. T.