January 19, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Reissues
We gave it an A

The most ambitious project yet from the world’s preeminent reggae-reissue label, this three-disc set documents the prime years of Jamaican deejay Big Youth, a big-voiced vocalist known for his singsong style and early adoption of Rastafarian themes. From the rousing shout of ”Is Dread in a Babylon” through the aptly named showcase ”Battle of the Giants” (with the similarly influential U-Roy) to the gorgeously understated ”Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (Version 2),” this is reggae at its most inspirational and intense. A

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