Linton Kwesi Johnson

In Concert with the Dub Band

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Although I'm generally not fond of two-LP live sets, this one is an major exception. Recorded at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on what would be LKJ's last major tour, this set features some of his best material and shows off what a hot band the Dub Band were live. There are some solo spots by Johnson, but even without music, these poems are dramatic and rhythmically intense. This has since been reissued on one CD, which along with the enhanced fidelity also means you can hear the entire concert seamlessly, not a bad thing. At the time of its release, LKJ was planning another sabbatical, so this record would have to hold fans for six years.

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