Artist: Easy Star All-Stars (13 April 09)
Album: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Tags: reggae, dub, covers, downtempo, my gang rotw
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Easy Star All-Stars are a collective who are basically a covers band but it's how they do what they do that's so special. With the utmost care and precision, with extremely careful attention to the smallest detail, they take apart and reimagine classic albums. They're not the only band to do so, there are plenty of others trying to do the same, but no one does it as well as Easy Star All-Stars.
Let me show you what I mean - here is The Great Gig In the Sky (featuring Kirsty Rock) from their very first covers album, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, entitled Dub Side Of The Moon (2003). It's nothing short of a masterpiece. …