Here is a look at two very contrasting album covers for essentially the same album. ‘Dub Classic’ by The Rupie Edwards All Stars, was first released in 1975 under the title ‘Dub Basket’ and was then re-issued in 1977 under the new title ‘Dub Classic’.
Both releases are identical, and have the same track-listing – only the covers are different.
The first release was on Cactus Records, and had artwok that was a pretty literal interpretation of the title, ‘Dub Basket’.
The re-issue in 1977 was on Success Records and had a very different look and feel to it, with a cover simply showing Rupie Edwards suited up and looking like he was forced to have his photo taken despite not being remotely in the mood for it.
A1 A Fine Dub
A2 Bada Dub
A3 Dreamy Dub
A4 Sounds Of Dub
A5 Tempo Dub
A6 The Freedom Dub
B1 Make It Dubwise
B2 Feeling Dub
B3 The Light Of Dub
B4 The Dub Of Fire
B5 A Little Piece Of Dub
B6 Rock A Dub
It’s a great dub album too – mixed by King Tubby and featuring some of the best reggae musicians of the era playing under the title of ‘The Rupie Edwards All Stars’ .
The album is still available too as part of a double release called ‘Dub Basket Volume 1 and 2′.
Listen to ‘The Freedom Dub’ by Rupie Edwards All Stars:
|Get it at iTunes|
|Get it at Amazon|