The Easy Star All Stars is a rotating collective of reggae musicians. Those involved with the Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Bandnproject include Victor Rice (bass), Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod (keyboards) and Patrick Dougher & Eddie Ocampo (drums, percussion) with the production, arrangement, engineering and guitar playing by Easy Star co-founder, Michael Goldwasser.
Guest vocals include Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Luciano, U Roy, Bunny Rugs (Third World), Ranking Roger (English Beat), Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romeo and The Mighty Diamonds.
Of the decision to infuse reggae into the Beatles classic, producer Michael Goldwasser says “We’ve focused on re-envisioning concept albums as reggae and it’s really important that the source material works as a whole and is not just a collection of songs. So, what better to take on next than the mother of all concept albums?”
Track Listing for Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band
1. With A Little Help From My Friends
2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3. Getting Better
4. Fixing A Hole
5. She’s Leaving Home feat. Kirsty Rock
6. Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
7. Within You Without You feat. Matisyahu
8. When I’m Sixty-Four
9. Lovely Rita
10. God Morning Good Morning
11. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise
12. A Day In The Life
Buy the CD:
- In North America: Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Other recordings available: Radiodread and Dub Side of the Moon
Author: World Music Central News Department
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