Easy Star All-Stars -
Dubber Side Of The Moon

(CD 2010, ES-1023, 59:55)

The tracks:
  1- Speak To Me/Breathe In The Air (Dubmatix remix)
  2- On The Run (10Ft. Ganja Plant remix)
  3- Time (Groove Corporation remix)
  4- The Great Gig In The Sky (Dubphonic remix)
  5- Money (The Alchemist remix)
  6- Us And Them (Dreadzone remix)
  7- Any Color You Like (Klabta remix)
  8- Brain Damage (Adrian Sherwood & Jazzwad remix)
  9- Eclipse (Victor Rice remix)
10- Step It Pon The Rastaman Scene (Border Crossing remix)
11- Money (Mad Professor remix)
12- Time Version (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars remix)
13- O The Run (J. Viewz remix)

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Dark Side Of The Moon, a typical album that represents prog music, has been covered countless times: from hard rock to country versions and beyond. Apparently in 2003 a reggae variation had been released called Dub Side Of The Moon that sold over 200.000 copies, spent seven years on Billboard's Reggae Chart en was voted the number 2 cover album by Mojo. Being a big Pink Floyd-fan I do of course have a lot of cover versions, but all these facts passed me by. Undoubtedly because I don't like reggae and I never will, whilst listening to the remixed version of this album, now called Dubber Side Of The Moon. I never imagined I was going to write this, but man, it seems that these for ever and ever magnificent songs now give the prog rock fan a major headache. Nine tracks and four more bonuses, why o why? Yes, there are nice segments in the songs, but that's always the case when the old Floyd- performances shine through like the singing in The Great Gig In The Sky or the almost laid-back version of Us And Them. I don't dub..., sorry doubt, that if you like this type of music Dubber Side Of The Moon might be quite nice, but we prog fans don't want anything to do with it.

0 André de Waal (edited by Peter Willemsen)
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