Jacob ‘Killer Miller’ was first released in 1978 on the Jamaican label Jam Sounds. It subsequently got re-released a number of times, including an issue on Island Records in 1980.
All the releases kept the basic but wonderful sleeve design pretty much intact. The credit for the album sleeve goes to Judy Phillips & Claude Gayle, and shows a photo of Jacob Miller in action on the front-cover, and features a wonderful photo of Jacob Miller and Inner Circle on the rear cover in their Sunday best.
This is an incredible (and very accessible) roots album with pounding rhythms, with anthemic and militant songs that all sound like the band are having fun from start to finish.
A1 Forward Ever
A2 I Shall Be Released
A3 Shakey Girl
A4 80,000 Careless Ethiopians
A5 Big Stripe (To Lock Up Rasta-Fari)
B1 Killer Miller
B2 Lands Called Home
B3 Mrs. Brown
B4 City Of The Weak Heart
B5 Lambs Bread Collie
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