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ARTIST
TITLE
Noel Ellis
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 020LP LITA 020LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2016

2016 repress; LP version. "* New edition to celebrate 10 years since our first reissue. * Restored original album artwork and expanded to a Stoughton gatefold 'tip-on' jacket. * Includes updated liner notes and archive photos. Noel is the son of legendary Studio One/Treasure Isle recording artist Alton Ellis, and this self-titled debut was recorded in Toronto in 1979 by studio wizard Jerry Brown for the pioneering Summer Records -- often cited as Canada's answer to Lee Perry's Black Ark Studios. Features six dub-loved, heavy yet ethereal tracks, with contributions from OG reggae maestros Jackie Mittoo, Willi Williams, and Johnny Osbourne. The eponymous classic lost full length includes the hugely influential version of 'Rocking Universally,' which was recorded by The Clash as 'Armagedion Time.' Noel Ellis evoked a transcendent majesty, and the album's economical performances were a blessing compared to certain overproduced recordings of the era. Tasteful keys, varied percussion, essential echo, conquering dub changeovers, and Noel's impeccable mic control gave an otherworldly twist to Summer's remarkable drum and bass sound. It was an end-to-end burner for midnight tokers and cool rulers alike."