Repost: This is a re-post from November 2, 2012. This album is so good that I must share it here at least twice per year. Better yet, I did a mix of the album which features the hard-to-find dub tracks immediately after each album track. This is one of our most popular posts.
If you are a fan of reggae, and you have never listened to Lacksley Castell’s ‘Morning Glory’ (Negus Roots, 1982), then you are about to discover an album which will reset your dial in terms of quality roots reggae. Many of the melodies and riddims contained in this album sound almost divinely inspired. It is a wonder how someone so young (Castell was only 20 years old when he composed the album) was able to deliver something so inspired, so groundbreaking, so monumental. Unfortunately, Castell would release only one more studio album before passing away in 1984 due to complications of asthma and tuberculosis.
I personally remastered the album, inserting at the end of each track the Sly and Robbie dub track. The dub tracks to the album were released as ‘Dub Rockers Delight’ by Sly and Robbie the same year. This vinyl LP is very rare and really expensive, however, it was re-released several years ago on compact disc under a different name. Castell’s ‘Morning Glory’ was long out-of-print before it was re-released in 2005. Because both albums were recently re-released, I am unable to provide a download link. However, upon listening, I’m sure many of you will track these albums down.
Record date : 1982 Album style : roots, dancehall, solo vocal Mixing Engineer : Errol Brown & Phillip Zadie & Steven Stewart Engineer : Errol Brown & Steven Stewart & Crucial Bunny Producer : Robert Flako Palmer Vocals : Lacksley Castell Studios : Channel One (Kingston, JA) & Tuff Gong (Kingston, JA)