Easy Star All-Stars – Easy Star's Thrillah - 2012 Dub Reggae - Sealed 2LP

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Easy Star All-Stars – Easy Star's Thrillah

Label:    Easy Star Records – ES1034V
Format:    2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Barcode: 657481103418
Country:    US
Released:    2020
Genre:    Reggae, Pop
Style:    Reggae, Reggae-Pop


A1        Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Featuring – JoWil, Ruff Scott
A2        Baby Be Mine
Featuring – The Green
A3        The Girl Is Mine
Featuring – Mojo Morgan, Steel Pulse

B1        Thriller
Featuring – Mikey General, Spragga Benz
B2        Beat It
Featuring – Michael Rose
B3        Billie Jean
Featuring – Luciano 


C1        Human Nature
Featuring – Cas Haley
C2        P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Featuring – Kirsty Rock
C3        The Lady In My Life
Featuring – Christopher Martin 
C4        The Lady In My Life (Version)

D1        Dub It
D2        Close To Midnight
D3        Billie Jean
Remix – Mister Vibes



"The opening four bars of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” introduce the record with a well-intentioned horn section stuck in a promising dub groove. But at the end of that phrase, something terrible happens and the chilled-out half-step becomes bar band disco. Somewhere early on a vocalist cries, “WHAT?!” and I found I couldn’t agree more. As always, the all-stars do a great job of performing the song. The instrumentation is tight, the arrangement is entertaining and the vocals are remarkably Jackson-like. but it all comes off like our heros setting aside their dub roots and just playing with some new ideas. 

People who pick this up because they are fans of Jackson alone will appreciate this one. “P.Y.T.” goes over like it could be an early TLC demo.

“The Lady in my Life” is another strong one — featuring a deep, fat bass line, distant harmonics and a solid, if somewhat over-sung vocal performance this time by Christopher Martin. It’s at this point that something remarkable happens. Two tracks, “Dub It” and “Close to Midnight”, end the record as it should have begun. Here, both songs get the flawless dub treatment they deserved. The vocals are suitably sparse and all wedding guests have left leaving only the post-party chill." (Pop Matters review)

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Artist Michael Jackson
Color Black