Easy Star All-stars - Easy Star’s Thrillah - 33RPM

Easy Star All

Easy Star’s Thrillah


Easy Star Records

Genre: Reggae
EAN: 0657481103425
Regular price €35,00

With their inspired reinterpretation of rock classics in Dub- / Reggae-style ("Dark Side Of The Moon", "OK Computer", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") the formation Easy Star All-Stars, founded in New York in 2003, enthused fans worldwide and critics alike

After the successful American band (with 500.000 sold albums) released last year with "First Light" an (excellent) album for the first time, on which exclusively original compositions were found, the nine-headed musician collective offers this time again a tribute remake of one of the greatest R&B / soul / pop masterpieces of all times: Michael Jackson's "Thriller". The timing is perfect, as this classic (and best-selling album in recording history) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year with hits like "Billie Jean", "Beat It", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" or "The Girl Is Mine"

So the always sovereign musicians, among them the horn section of the Israeli Funk / Hip-Hopper Hadag Nachash as well as Joe Tomino (Matisyahu), transfer these immortal tunes, newly arranged by guitarist Michael Goldwasser, into soundtechnically brilliant Jamaican spheres, translate them congenially into the language of the Riddims and make the songs their own - with due respect for the original - in a band typical way

The choice of guest singers involved in the recordings (Michael Rose, Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan, Cas Haley), who brilliantly mastered the vocal challenges, was equally perfect. The CD version contains two additional dub tracks ("Dub It", "Close To Midnight")