Prince Far I & The Arabs

Pressure Sounds * PS13 * 1997

Cry Tuff Dub Encounter (Chapter One)

Cry Tuff Dub Encounter (Chapter One)

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We have copies of this album with damaged sleeves at the reduced price of £6.00.

The thirteenth release on Pressure Sounds is one of the all time great dub albums. 'Cry Tuff Dub Chapter One' was produced by Prince Far I aided and abetted by Adrian Sherwood, one of the first collaborations by Sherwood and Far I, and also one of their strongest.

Far I's rhythms, built with Jamaica's top session musicians, were always powerful and formed the backdrop to some of his most popular deejay hits. 'Cry Tuff Dub Chapter One' showcases the talents of Sly Dunbar and Flabba Holt as the rhythmic powerhouse, Crucial Tony on guitar (Tony was later to become one of Creation Rebel) and Doctor Pablo on melodica. It was from these early Far I records that the foundations for both Creation Rebel and the Dub Syndicate were laid.

Sadly Prince Far I was murdered in Kingston Jamaica in 1983, another victim of Kingston's political violence, allegedly for painting out political slogans painted on the wall outside his home. The strength and vitality of his music lives on and we are pleased to be able to re-release one of his finest dub albums.

Cry Tuff Dub Chapter One is unique amongst Pressure Sounds releases in that it will be presented in it's original sleeve with never before seen pictures of the Prince in the accompanying eight page booklet. With sleeve notes by Harry Hawke this is a top quality Pressure Sounds release.

Reviews

See-ree-uss dub stylee

INI-Love, Jul 16, 2004
This one here is for dub-massive to partake yet likely to be known only to a chosen few selectas. So spread the gospel on the man called Prince Far I, and bless ye, as ini talented musician has done for us so pon this remarkable record.

ENCOUNTER

MIGHTY MIG, Aug 13, 2008
DYNAMITE !.The classic encounter pt:1
Starts with a hard D&B version of "message from the king". Worth of hearing LOUD at your station!!!Thanks and R.I.P king cry cry

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    Classic that was first recorded at Studio One by 'The Willows' comes withe correct version on the flipside. Check the sound samples before you buy as they are JA pressings.

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  • The Sound Dimension - Time's TightThe Sound DimensionTime's Tight

    The Sound Dimension do a fantastic version of Booker Ts 'Time is Tight' on the A side. Barry Heptone handles the flipside with 'Sad Songs' JA pressings so check the sound files before you buy.

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  • IM & The Sound Dimension - Guess WhatIM & The Sound DimensionGuess What

    Cedric Brooks in combination with the Sound Dimension on a classic Studio One rhythm. Thelma Version on the flipside with Wildman Johnson. Not great pressing quality on the flipside but the A side is better. Check the sound clips before you buy as they are JA pressings

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    The distinctive tones of Albert Griffiths float over a Studio One rhythm. Roots and culture of the early 70s variety. Come with the correct version on the flipside. Nice.

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  • George Dudley  - Gates of ZionGeorge Dudley Gates of Zion

    Gorgeous roots from George Dudley. Bass line is amazing. Floats around in hypnotic kind of way. You need it. Check the sound samples as they are from JA pressings.

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  • Winston Samuels - i wont be discourageWinston Samuelsi wont be discourage

    Superb double a side. Studio One in the best kind of popular mode. Excellent. Check the sound sample as its original JA stamper business.

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