Trojan Records Presents The Best of Lovers Rock Volume 1 - Various Artists on LP
One of five LP’s in a series of newly created Trojan Records compilations celebrating the 2015 re-launch of the label. In the mid-1970’s, many British reggae fans found fulfillment in the first home-produced style to be successfully exported to Jamaica called Lovers Rock. This romantic style continued to dominated the UK scene well into the eighties and beyond. Trojan Records Presents The Best of Lovers Rock Volume 1 features 10 of the best known Lovers Rock tracks from the likes of John Holt, The J Sisters, Elizabeth Archer & The Equators, Sonya Spence and more.
Launched in the summer of 1968, Trojan dominated the UK reggae scene throughout the late sixties and early seventies, issuing the best new sounds that both Jamaican and British music makers had to offer. Between 1969 and 1975, the company released well over two thousand 7” singles, of which no less than 28 breached the UK Top 50 chart. During the same period, it issued some 300 albums, highlighting the latest Reggae chart toppers, such as Desmond Dekker, John Holt, Toots & the Maytals and Ken Boothe, along with music from lesser-known artists, whose number included future legends, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs.
Trojan’s astounding success during this period was instrumental in introducing reggae to a global audience and in so doing provided the foundations upon which Jamaican music has since been able to develop and prosper. Today, more than four decades after its launch, Trojan remains one of the most iconic music labels in the world, continually attracting new fans with its vast catalog of music that encompasses a wide range of styles from sixties ska and rock steady to the more recent sounds of roots, dub, lovers rock and dancehall.
Trojan Records Presents The Best of Lovers Rock Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - John Holt
2. Lovin’ You - Janet Kay
3. Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love) - The J Sisters
4. Feel Like Makin’ Love - Elizabeth Archer & The Equators
5. Where Is the Love? - Sonya Spence
6. I’m Still In Love With You - Marcia Aitken
7. Tell Me A Lie - Candy McKenzie
8. Loving Pauper - Ruddy Thomas
9. Keep It Like It Is - Louisa Mark
10. Walk Away - Marie Pierre