Welcome to the Studio 1 online store!

My Cart (0)

Various Artists - Version Dread - PRE-ORDER (9/22)

SKU# GP-SOR-014

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Various Artists - Version Dread - CD
$15.99
Various Artists - Version Dread - 2xLP
$29.99

Various Artists - Version Dread  - PRE-ORDER (9/22)

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

01. Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension - Why Oh Why Version

02. Sound Dimension - Fire Coal Version

03. Winston & The New Establishment - Creation Version

04. Sound Dimension - Please Be True Version

05. Willie & The Brentford Rockers - Armagideon Version

06. The Soul Vendors - Born to Dub

07. Sound Dimension - Pick Up Version

08. Lloyd Robinson & Brentford Disco Set - It Deep, Pt. 2

09.Sound Dimension - Version Dread

10. Sound Dimension - Declaration Version

11. The Soul Vendors - Things a Come Up to Dub

12. Sound Dimension - Zion Lion

13. Cornel & The Brentford Rockers - Natty Rub a Dub

14. The Heptones & Sound Dimensions - Give Me This Version

15. The New Establishment - Fire Version

16. Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby, Pt. 2

17. Sound Dimension - Train Is Coming, Pt. 2

18. The New Establishment - New Broom, Pt. 2

19. Ernest Ranglin & The Sound Dimension - Surfing (Extended Mix)

20. The New Establishment - Never Give Version (Extended Mix)

Details

Available on 9/22! Pre-order your copy today!

Out-of-print for over a decade, Studio One is proud to announce the reissue of Version Dread, the compilation of some of the finest and most sought-after B-sides from the label responsible for fueling the dancehall crazes in Jamaica. Initially released in 2006 by Heartbeat, the album received acclaim from reggae publications like Downbeat Special, who noted “Version Dread gathers together a selection of some of the best B-side versions to emanate from Brentford Road.”

Featuring 18 B-sides of top Studio One singles made for commercial release, the collection includes mixes of the Wailing Souls, Willie Williams, the Abyssinians, and a host of other legendary groups. Also included are two extended mixes: “Never Give Version” by Carlton and the Shoes, and a rare mix of Ernest Ranglin’s “Surfing.” Neither of these songs were featured on the original LP. The LP also comes on stunning red vinyl!



The title “Version Dread” stems from the fact that on the flip sides of most Jamaican singles were dub versions of the vocal tracks, or what were commonly referred to in Jamaica as “versions.” In the early days, these “versions” were mainly the instrumental track with or without vocals. These were the days when songs were not recorded on multi-track machines. As the technology advanced, more complex mixes of the vocal side became the norm, with echo, flanging and dropouts on the instruments and vocals.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Track List (use ordered list)

01. Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension - Why Oh Why Version
02. Sound Dimension - Fire Coal Version
03. Winston & The New Establishment - Creation Version
04. Sound Dimension - Please Be True Version
05. Willie & The Brentford Rockers - Armagideon Version
06. The Soul Vendors - Born to Dub
07. Sound Dimension - Pick Up Version
08. Lloyd Robinson & Brentford Disco Set - It Deep, Pt. 2
09.Sound Dimension - Version Dread
10. Sound Dimension - Declaration Version
11. The Soul Vendors - Things a Come Up to Dub
12. Sound Dimension - Zion Lion
13. Cornel & The Brentford Rockers - Natty Rub a Dub
14. The Heptones & Sound Dimensions - Give Me This Version
15. The New Establishment - Fire Version
16. Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby, Pt. 2
17. Sound Dimension - Train Is Coming, Pt. 2
18. The New Establishment - New Broom, Pt. 2
19. Ernest Ranglin & The Sound Dimension - Surfing (Extended Mix)
20. The New Establishment - Never Give Version (Extended Mix)