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Voice Of Progress - Mini Bus Driver album mp3

Performer:

Voice Of Progress

Title:

Mini Bus Driver

Genre:

Reggae

MP3 album size:

1124 mb

Other music formats:

AAC MP3 ASF MIDI WMA ADX MMF

Rating:

4.5 ✱

Style:

Roots Reggae

Country:

UK

Date of release:

1982

Voice Of Progress - Mini Bus Driver album mp3

Voice Of Progress - Mini Bus Driver album mp3

Tracklist

Working On A Site
Shadow After Dark
Lost In Space
Mini Bus Driver
Rich Man
Can't Take The Gun
Give Thanks
Tell Your Friends

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NERLP 003 Voice Of Progress Mini Bus Driver ‎(LP, Album) Negus Roots NERLP 003 UK 1982
NER LP 003 Voice Of Progress Mini Bus Driver ‎(LP, Album) Negus Roots NER LP 003 South Africa 1982
BMLP 059 Voice Of Progress Shadow After Dark ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Moon BMLP 059 UK 1988
NERLP 003 Voice Of Progress Mini Bus Driver ‎(LP, Album, RE) Negus Roots NERLP 003 UK 2012
NERCD 003 Voice Of Progress Mini Bus Driver ‎(CD, Album) Negus Roots NERCD 003 US Unknown
NERLP 003 Voice Of Progress Mini Bus Driver ‎(LP, Album, RE) Negus Roots NERLP 003 US Unknown



Abywis
At least the opening track on the US reissue is a different mix compared to the 1982 UK LP. A bit too bright and tiresome in the upper midrange - and light on the bass. Dubby echoes in places not heard on the original LP. Having long since sold the original for good money on eBay but kept a CD-R of the near mint copy, I now turned to that one for comparisons, the vinyl reissue having NONE of the sonic features I so much liked about this heavy album.This is a typical strange reissue only similar to the original outing, pieced together from various vinyl sources. The stupendously heavy title track here sounds so muddy and dark it is a shame.The original UK release had the heaviest bass and kick drum ever heard from a reggae LP and clear and incisive percussion hovering in a very airy recording. That's how the Mafia & Fluxy mix mentioned on the cover sounded originally. None of it remains. The four tracks on side B sounds like recorded straight from an original UK B side if playing an old copy on a very mediocre turntable with the cheapest imaginable cartridge. Emphasis on the midrange and nothing of that ultra heavy and fast bass heard on the original when played on good equipment. Save your money - lots of it - and grab the eight track UK original if you ever see it, even a worn out VG copy if needs be. Today's converts to classic reggae never realize how good the audio was from today's mostly illegal vinyl reissues. Yes, the vinyl is good and free from crackles that cannot remedy the sub-standard source. A US seller of this copy tricked me into buying it anew by exclaiming "excellent sound" - what a joke!If you have really cheap playback equipment you might not notice the difference between an original and this slab of dulled down music but I tell you, it's glaring on probably half of the stereo systems out there.
Burirus
Hi erald, following your hint, for which I am very grateful, I bought the original 1982 LP from a German seller on Amazon Marketplace recently. It's a fantastic album indeed - Roots Reggae in its last stage, wonderfully mixed with heavy drum and bass. Thanks very much indeed!Best, gluecklichetage

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