The Royals

Pressure Sounds * PSLP36SSRP * 2013

Pick Up The Pieces

Pick Up The Pieces

  • 1. Pick Up The Pieces
  • 2. Ghetto Man
  • 3. Heart In Pain
  • 4. Sufferer Of The Ghetto
  • 5. If I Were You
  • 6. When You Are Wrong (version one)
  • 7. When You Are Wrong (version two)
  • 8. Promised Land
  • 9. Message
  • 10. Only For A Time
  • 11. Genuine Way
  • 12. Blacker Black
  • 13. Peace & Love
  • 14. Facts Of Life
  • 15. If You Want Good
  • 16. Make Believe (version one)
  • 17. Make Believe (version two)
  • 18. Leave Out Of Babylon
  • 19. Down Comes The Rain

Information

Beautiful collection of Royals material containing all their classic early seventies titles including the title track, Ghetto Man, Sufferer Of The Ghetto, Heart In Pain, When You Are Wrong, Promised Land, Peace & Love, Down Comes The Rain and Genuine Way, which features the voice of King Tubby’s brother; Lloyd Ruddock. Their main voice was of course that of their leader Roy Cousins whose distinctive high register lisping vocals raise the material into the rarified upper echelons occupied by the likes of The Abbysinians. Heavier, later seventies titles such as Facts Of Life, If You Want Good and Make Believe is also present. Essential.

Reviews

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