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Legendary label Trojan Records today announces the release of their latest compilation: Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae. Released on May 27, the album celebrates the unique and hugely influential British sound of love rock and is available on double vinyl, triple CD and digital versions.

The first British reggae subgenre to gain ‘international’ success and influence Jamaican music, love rock was a dominant force on the UK scene from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s.
Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically themed genre was heavily influenced by American R&B styles and the stable sound of predominantly soulful Jamaican rock of the 60s.

Often overlooked by the mainstream media, despite its success on the charts, interest in love rock skyrocketed after Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series Small Axe, which culminated in an episode well titled which paid homage to the style and its impact on British culture. . Since then, interest in the genre has grown steadily internationally and reflecting that trend comes this beautifully packaged album.

Comprising the most popular and influential recordings of the style, the collection includes works by legendary British performers such as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty including Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown , John Holt and Sugar Minott. With a firm focus on the most beloved romantic reggae sounds of the 70s and 80s (while the 3-CD set also dives deep into the archives), this essential collection of dancefloor favorites offers the most authentic representation of rock sounds. in love to this day.

Since its inception in 1968, Trojan Records has changed the UK musical and cultural landscape, bringing a new sound and a new ethos to the world. Bringing the music of Jamaica to the UK and wider audiences, he brought artists like Lee “Scratch” Perry, Desmond Dekker, The Pioneers, Bob Marley, Prince Buster and Jimmy Cliff to mainstream audiences. Now part of the BMG family, the brand celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae song list:

Track listing vinyl:

LP1 – SIDE 1:
1. Silly Games – Janet Kay
2. Hopelessly in Love – Carroll Thompson
3. I’m in love with dreadlocks – Brown Sugar
4. I’m still in love with you – Marcia Aitken
5. Keep It As It Is – Louisa Mark
6. I can’t go through life – Marie Pierre
7. I Caught You Lying – Louisa Mark

LP1 – SIDE 2:
1. We have a good thing going – Sugar Minott
2. Money In My Pocket – Dennis Brown
3. You Make Me Feel So Good – Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan
4. Dim the Light – Winston Reedy
5. Someone Loves You, Honey – June ‘JC’ Lodge
6. Taxi – Leroy Brown

LP2 – SIDE 1:
1. Night Nurse – Gregory Isaacs
2. I’m So Sorry – Carroll Thompson
3. Get Cozy – The In Crowd
4. When All Is Right – Freddie McGregor
5. Love Race – Sugar Minott
6. Wildfire – Dennis Brown and John Holt

LP2 – SIDE 2:
1. Still Waiting – Delroy Wilson
2. On foot – Marie Pierre
3. Love Found A Way – Dennis Brown
4. Heaven (in your eyes) – Winston Reedy
5. Queen of the Ghetto – John Holt
6. Key to the World – Ruddy Thomas

List of CD/Digital tracks:

CD1
1. Silly Games – Janet Kay
2. Hopelessly in Love – Carroll Thompson
3. I’m in love with dreadlocks – Brown Sugar
4. Devoted to You – Sister Stern
5. Choose Me (7″ mix) – Dennis Bovell as African Stone
6. Just a little – Carroll Thompson
7. Baby Love – Winston Reedy
8. (Love comes from more) Unexpected places – Hortense Ellis
9. Sort (7″ mix) – Sylvia Tella
10. I Can’t Give You Nothing (But My Love) (7″ mix) – The J Sisters
11. I’m still in love with you – Marcia Aitken
12. I Can’t Get Through Life – Marie Pierre
13. Keep It As It Is – Louisa Mark
14. African Queen – Errol Campbell
15. Reflections of My Life (7 inch mix) – Barry Biggs and Ruddy Thomas
16. Me Emma Ooh – Winston Reedy
17. Scream – Angelique
18. When I Think of You (7″ mix) – Ruddy Thomas
19. Baby My Love – Yarn Callendar & The In Crowd
20. I Caught You Lying – Louisa Mark

CD2
1. Money in My Pocket (1978 Version) – Dennis Brown
2. We have a good thing going – Sugar Minott
3. You Make Me Feel So Good – Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan
4. Dim the Light – Winston Reedy
5. Someone Loves You, Honey – June ‘JC’ Lodge
6. Taxi (7 inch mix) – Leroy Brown
7. Loving Pauper – Ruddy Thomas
8. You’ll never find another love like mine – John Holt
9. Sweet Man – The Crowd
10. Walk Away From Love (7 inch mix) – Ken Boothe
11. I Hurt Inside – Marcia Griffiths
12. Addicted to You – Delroy Wilson
13. Groovy Situation – Keith Rowe
14. Investigator – Cornel Campbell
15. Baby Love (1978 mix) – The Sensations
16. Have you ever been in love – Dennis Brown
17. People do it everyday – Delroy Wilson
18. I Wanna Do It With You (12″ mix) – Carroll Thompson & Sugar Minott
19. Honey, Come Brush Me – John Holt
20. I can’t buy my love – Dhaima

CD3:
1. Night Nurse – Gregory Isaacs
2. I’m So Sorry – Carroll Thompson
3. Get Cozy (7 inch mix) – The In Crowd
4. When All Is Right – Freddie McGregor
5. Love Race – Sugar Minott
6. Wildfire – Dennis Brown and John Holt
7. Personally speaking – Winston Reedy
8. Just a Moment – Ruddy Thomas
9. Supernatural Thing – Richard Ace
10. Hold On to What You’ve Got (7 inch mix) – Dennis Brown
11. Side Show (dancehall mix) – Barry Biggs
12. My Last Date (With You) – TT Ross
13. Lovers Rock in JA Style – Freddie McGregor
14. Portrait of You – Gladwin Wright
15. Still Waiting (12″ mix) – Delroy Wilson
16. Walk Away (7″ mix) – Marie Pierre
17. Love Found A Way – Dennis Brown
18. Heaven (In Your Eyes) – Winston Reedy
19. Queen of the Ghetto – John Holt
20. Key to the World – Ruddy Thomas

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