Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band

Label
Easy Star
Release date
14 Apr 2009
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
57:00

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. Junior Jazz) 2:21 8,174
2 With a Little Help From My Friends (feat. Luciano) 3:12 8,303
3 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Frankie Paul) 4:32 8,666
4 Getting Better (feat. The Mighty Diamonds) 3:18 5,612
5 Fixing a Hole (feat. Max Romeo) 4:56 4,990
6 She's Leaving Home (feat. Kirsty Rock) 3:08 5,049
7 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (feat. Ranking) 2:33 3,041
8 Within You Without You (feat. Matisyahu) 5:12 5,886
9 When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. Sugar Minott) 5:33 3,460
10 Lovely Rita (feat. Bunny Rugs and U Roy) 4:04 2,936
11 Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Steel Pulse) 2:49 4,314
12 Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise) 1:23 2,671
13 A Day in the Life (feat. Michael Rose and Menny More) 5:50 4,479
14 With a Little Dub From My Friends (feat. Luciano and U Roy) 3:15 2,461
15 Kaleidoscope Dub 4:54 3,258

About this album

Following the widespread critical and commercial success of 2003’s Dub Side of the Moon and 2006’s Radiodread, Easy Star Records announces the Easy Star All-Stars’ complete reggae re-imagining of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album, titled Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band, is set for release April 14 on Easy Star Records and features guest vocals from an impressive list of reggae, dancehall and dub greats including Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Luciano, U Roy, Bunny Rugs (Third World), Ranking Roger (English Beat), Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romeo and The Mighty Diamonds. The first single, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” featuring Luciano, will be released as an iTunes exclusive February 10. It will be paired with a b-side dub version featuring the legendary U Roy.

Dub Side of the Moon, (Easy Star’s reggae tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon) is one of the most successful reggae albums of the 21st century and spent over five years on Billboard’s Top Reggae Chart. Mojo selected the record as the second greatest cover album of all time. Radiodread, which tackled Radiohead’s OK Computer, spent over 18 months on Billboard’s Top Reggae Chart and earned praise from Radiohead themselves.

Of the decision to infuse reggae into the Beatles classic, producer Michael Goldwasser says “We’ve focused on re-envisioning concept albums as reggae and it’s really important that the source material works as a whole and is not just a collection of songs. So, what better to take on next than the mother of all concept albums?”

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  • silverlage

    leeeeeevi, You don't know why you would want to listen to Sgt. P L Hearts Club B in Dub? Are you serious?

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Koxo4

    WoW O.O WoW yea yea dubyeeeeah - Sensacional! [2]

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • stejay2003

    first class cover album

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Jayryn

    marvelous

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • RafaelDivoz

    I like much this album, its sound different and great to me !

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Glampers

    I am disappoint. :/

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • leeeeeevi

    Definitely too similar to the original. I can't really see any reason to listen to this over the actual album itself.

    31 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hi-leaves

    you should check the '''Album Verde'' too (:

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • daveyboygenius

    i feel the same, Oppressotron and ian_fin

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • specjalized86

    the best album of Easy Star All-Stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Larissa_Bell

    não é tão reggae assim!!!!

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    When I found that, the All Stars had done another disc I was ecstatic!!! The discs they had done in the past where magnificent on their own right and this is no exception to that rule, so I tip the cap to them and the originators. Still, I have to ask where is that flair of originality? Where is the overwhelming dub that makes songs seem like originals rather then pale imitations of the former? This disc is so up beat that it’s hard to beat down but I wonder if its was just lazy a cover… In Dub Side of the Moon I felt the dub, when they redid “Let Down” by Toots off OK it was in some respects WAY BETTER!!! On this disc the timing signatures on some songs don’t even change or change the local styles are identical. Was I expecting too much?

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • jonesoobala

    my mother hates Beatles covers but she loves reggae and she can't stop listening to this.

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Vanilla-villa

    ....what is this?

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • kibe_lehzah

    she´s leaving home is the best!!! skazera de prima!!! but nothing compares to dub side of the moon...

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Particulate

    love it.

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • songorocosongo

    better than the original! hehe

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ian_fin

    Bit of a disappointment really... I know that fundamentally they're just a collection of reggae covers but the Pink Floyd and Radiohead ones both did some interesting things with the source material. With the exception of one or two tracks that didn't happen here. Came across as a bit lazy ultimately.

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • darkgnome

    fuck me, this is brilliant! <3

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mtrucco

    the drone at the end of day in the life is quite nice & necessary :)

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
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