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Junior Murvin

Police And Thieves (Album)

Released 09.07.76

Available in these formats:
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About this album
Junior Murvin, along with co-writer/producer Lee Perry, created a certifiable reggae classic in "Police and Thieves". Covered by The Clash and symbolic of its time (the mid-1970s)musically and politically, the song is the centrepiece of an album considered by reggae fans to be one of the greatest albums of the genre.Murvin sings powerful, intense lyrics with a sweet-sounding falsetto voice (recalling Smokey Robinson), while Lee Perry frames the songs with dark, almost haunted tempos, sharp guitar work and seemingly bottomless reverb. Murvin mixes British/Jamaican angst and fury with gospel fervour, and the tunes stick with you long after the CD stops.
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