Tommy McCook & The Supersonics

Pressure Sounds * PS63 * 2009

Pleasure Dub

Pleasure Dub

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Duke Reid died from cancer in 1974 and his nephew, Errol Brown, who had been a junior engineer at Treasure Isle and who would go on to become one of the key engineers at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studio, took over the studio controls. He mixed three dub albums at Treasure Isle that dressed down and dubbed up some of the best of the Bond Street catalogue. Snatches of the original vocals were woven in and out of mixes that sound as fresh and as vital today as they did when they were first released… both in their original sixties incarnations and their seventies counteractions.

‘Treasure Dub Volume One’ and ‘Treasure Dub Volume Two’ have been available in various incarnations ever since. However, ‘Pleasure Dub’, the best of the set featuring Errol Brown’s cuts to rock steady classics such as ‘The Right Track’ by Phyllis Dillon, ‘The Tide Is High’ and ‘Riding On A High & Windy Way’ from The Paragons and ‘Things You Say You Love’ by The Jamaicans has never been re-pressed since its initial release. ‘Pleasure Dub’ is a record we have wanted to release for a long, long time and we are all delighted to be able to finally add a Treasure Isle album to the Pressure Sounds catalogue.

In addition to the incredible music, re-mastered to our usual exacting standards, we have retained the original artwork for the front cover and added an array of fabulous Treasure Isle photographs and graphics assembled by our usual team of designers alongside detailed sleeve notes that place the music in its proper context. This exciting release, a must for your collection, takes you straight to the real roots of the music… back to Bond Street and those very first versions.

Reviews

Essential Dub

Gary, Jun 06, 2009
Dub Lp's for me are either inspiring soundscapes or just plain dull. This is the real deal, absolutley sublime. To be totally honest I bought this record not just because Tommy Mccook and Treasure Isle were its originators, but I thought if this is as good as its cover then its killer. It is. And Pressure Sounds should be applauded; as to still be re-issuing music of this quality after so long in this business is testament to all the people involved with the label. I love this record. Buy it.

Great choice for a reissue

Dave Home, Jun 09, 2009
Thanks to PS for re-releasing this album, which has eluded me for years. I haven't actually heard it yet but if it's as good (or better) than Treasure Dub Volumes 1 and 2 then I'll be very pleased. I did meet Errol Brown once when he was engineering for Culture at a London concert in the late 70s. I think it was at the Roxy Theatre in Harlesden. I meandered up to him when he was standing at the sound desk at the back of the hall. I shook him by the hand and said how much I liked his mixing on Treasure Dub. He looked a little surprised but smiled and thanked me. 30 years later Pressure Sounds are to be congratulated for making this long lost album available again.

pleasure dub

Tim, Jun 19, 2009
Recieved my copy this morning and its been on permant PLAY !!!!
Sleeve notes add a informative touch
Summery PERFECT thanks

Pleasure Dub

AnorakTrev, Jun 25, 2009
Pleasure Dub ! Thanks to you people at Pressure Sounds , the pleasure is all ours ! Yet again you have re-released another absolute classic . Have had this as a rip for a while , but this version is minus all the pops and crackles . So impressed with this release I have gone for BOTH the vinyl and the CD .
Again , thanks from us mere mortals ! CRUCIAL .

Pure Loveliness

Bigmikeydread aka Mike Murphy, Jun 28, 2009
Many thanks for the review copy, I'll be dropping this on the Radio show asap. What a wicked release, I know a few who'll wait to be impressed by such early versioning as this, but keep this one on rotation in the car or at home for a while and before you know it you'll be fully in love.

Errol Brown: The Unsung Hero of Dub

Mick Sleeper, Jul 02, 2009
To be honest, I'm not that much of a rocksteady fan, so when Pressure Sounds' latest promo came my way, I wasn't thrilled. However, this is yet another killer from the PS catalog. 18 cool Treasure Isle rhythms, dubwise - pretty hard to resist. Considering that dub didn't really come of age for several years after these tunes were originally released, it's a pretty unique set of dubs. Errol Brown is the unsung hero of dub if you ask me. Pressure Sounds have done it again!

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kev dubmaster, Dec 07, 2009
thanks .p.s 4 the dubs rockers wicked never stop making thame .dub 4 ever redhot pressure sounds thanks kev aka dubman

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — Pleasure Dub

Mattydread in DC, Aug 17, 2011
Killer trax. Great reissue as usual from Pressure. (loved the new Augustus digital as well). Thank god for the UK, and well keep buyin in the USA! One thing missing is a full list of the vocal trax that were versioned. While many are obvious a few I don't recall but it's always fun to figure out.

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — Pleasure Dub

jah steady, Oct 10, 2012
clearly a comprehensive re-issue effort is needed for the treasure isle catalog, and this edition featuring tommy mccook and the supersonics is a welcome addition. pity that "sidewalk doctor" is not included on the vinyl version. why not issue a 7" copy of this rare and marvelous scorcher? please.

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