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  • One of Jamaica’s most celebrated vocal groups
  • First CD issue of one of Trojan’s most collectable albums
  • Features tracks new to CD

In 1967, when the lilting rhythms of rock steady ruled Jamaica’s airwaves, the island boasted an array of popular vocal trios and quartets, such as The Maytals, The Heptones, The Pioneers, The Ethiopians, and a group who over a period spanning less than two years, recorded some of the most popular and enduring music ever to see issue in Jamaica: The Uniques.

Comprising Keith ‘Slim’ Smith, Lloyd ‘Charmers’ Tyrell and Martin ‘Jimmy’ Riley, The Uniques enjoyed a run of hits on Jamaica’s national charts, initially recording with celebrated producer, Bunny Lee, before launching their own Tramp label with the assistance of local businessman, Winston Lowe.

At the close of 1968, the best of their Tramp recordings to date were gathered on the long player, “Absolutely”, but within months of its issue, the trio had disbanded with its three members all going on to achieve substantial solo success on the Jamaican music scene.

Now, almost 50 years after its original issue, this ultra-rare album is at long last re-presented here, with its 12 tracks augmented by the remainder of the group’s hugely sought-after Tramp recordings.

Track List:

1. RUN COME
2. WATCH THIS SOUND
3. JUST A MIRAGE
4. OUT OF LOVE
5. A YUH
6. SPEAK NO EVIL
7. STANDING IN
8. MY CONVERSATION
9. YOU’LL LOSE A PRECIOUS LOVE
10. THAT’S THE WAY (LOVE IS)
11. GYPSY WOMAN
12. FREEDOM SONG

BONUS TRACKS
13. FOLLOW THIS SOUND
14. MY WOMAN’S LOVE
15. MY LOVER’S PRAYER
16. COOYAH
17. WHAT A SITUATION
18. FOREVER
19. I’M GOING TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME 20.CRIMSON AND CLOVER
21. WE’VE ONLY GOT ONE LIFE
22. MY RHYA
23. LOVE AND DEVOTION
24. FREEDOM SOUND

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1. RUN COME
2. WATCH THIS SOUND
3. JUST A MIRAGE
4. OUT OF LOVE
5. A YUH
6. SPEAK NO EVIL
7. STANDING IN
8. MY CONVERSATION
9. YOU’LL LOSE A PRECIOUS LOVE
10. THAT'S THE WAY (LOVE IS)
11. GYPSY WOMAN
12. FREEDOM SONG

BONUS TRACKS
13. FOLLOW THIS SOUND
14. MY WOMAN'S LOVE
15. MY LOVER'S PRAYER
16. COOYAH
17. WHAT A SITUATION
18. FOREVER
19. I’M GOING TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME 20.CRIMSON AND CLOVER
21. WE'VE ONLY GOT ONE LIFE
22. MY RHYA
23. LOVE AND DEVOTION
24. FREEDOM SOUND

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