After launching his Upsetter label in 1968, Lee Scratch Perry immediately began establishing himself as one of the islands most creative producers, with his innovative approach to music-making resulting in some of the most exciting records ever waxed.
After less than a year as an independent operator, his services had been secured by Trojan Records, who, early in 1969, launched their own version of his Upsetter imprint. Their faith in his talents were promptly rewarded when only the second release on the label breached the UK Pop chart, eventually peaking at number 5 in October 1969.
Soon after, Trojan issued The Upsetter: the very first collection entirely comprising productions by the enigmatic music maker.
The album provided an indication of what lay ahead and while the mind-blowing music of his Black Ark creations was still some way off, the signs were there that this was no ordinary producer.
The LP finally receives its due respect with this re-issue, mastered from the original Trojan tapes, pressed on the best quality vinyl and presented in a faithfully reproduced sleeve.
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