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1 - TALISMAN - DOLE AGE-THE 1981 REGGAE COLLECTION - (CD) 
BRISTOL ARCHIVS


11 STUNNING TRACKS 7 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED IN ANY FORMAT, 5 DIFFERENT TRACKS ON THE VINYL ALBUM (INCLUDING THE 12" MIXES)Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed "The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983" Bristol Archive Records return to the City's rich reggae heritage with another album full of lost gems. This time it's the criminally neglected Talisman who benefit from a long overdue and well deserved release.Originally formed in 1977 as Revelation Rockers, Talisman were consummate performers not only vying with Black Roots for the title of Bristol's number one reggae act, but also one of the country's most popular live bands. They toured the UK building up a loyal following and leaving memories of gigs that are still discussed to this day. The band's prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones and they were more than capable of playing in such esteemed company.Now after nearly thirty years Bristol Archive Records have lovingly compiled a CD of the band at their peak in 1981. Not only does the CD contain the band's two original 7" singles, but also seven carefully selected live cuts from classic shows at Glastonbury and Bath University. This is the first time on CD for this material and is also the first proper release of any kind for the live tracks.Being a reggae release vinyl hasn't been forgotten. The limited edition LP is effectively a completely different release featuring the full extended 12" mixes of both singles in their entirety as well as the previously unreleased "Nitty Gritty".As with the label's previous foray into the local reggae scene, which incidentally alsofeatures tracks from Talisman, trelease allows a new generation to hear some great music and strongly makes the case that there was a lot more to the UK reggae scene than Aswad, Steel Pulse and Misty In Roots, Bristol was rocking just as hard as London or Birmingham and Talisman were a large part of the reason why!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Dole Age 7" Mix 5.53 02. Free Speech 7" Mix 4.18 03. Run Come Girl 7" 04. Mix 4.18 05. Wicked Dem 7" Mix 4.02 06. Stride On 5.54 07. Calamity 6.00 08. Ah Wha U Seh 09. Nothing Change 6.26 10. Shine On 5.38 11. Words Of Wisdom 14.22 12. Slow Poison 8.13

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-05-2011
Item # : 416827     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - TALISMAN - DOLE AGE-THE 1981 REGGAE COLLECTION - (LP) 
BRISTOL ARCHIVE




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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-05-2011
Item # : 416828     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - TALISMAN - DON'T PLAY WITH FYAH - (CD) 
SUGAR SHACK


Most bands with a history that stretches back four decades are content to go through the motions, their creative peak somewhere in the past; not Talisman. Their new album includes some of the strongest material they've ever recorded, with seven brand new songs and the corresponding dub counter parts; this is their finest album to date.With such strong material we knew we had to pull out all the stops when it came to the final mixes and who better than legendary musician, producer, engineer and all round British reggae genius Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Steel Pulse, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aswad, Madness, Orange Juice, The Slits) who has taken the songs to the next level and given us the strongest British reggae album in years.The album kicks off with "Relijan", a roots anthem with lyrics that resonate with contemporary relevance whilst the music has the timeless feel of the best seventies roots. This track raises the game for Talisman and puts them on par with such British greats as Aswad, Steel Pulse and Misty in Roots at their best; without doubt destined to be seen as a classic of the genre. The pace and the lyrical intent doesn't let up: "Talkin' Revolution" is a brand new song yet imbued with the feel and vibes of early eighties Talisman."She Look like Reggae" is a charming piece of observational song writing that rewards repeated listening with hidden depths and use of a full horn section.It's hard to overstate Dennis Bovell's contribution to British music, reggae in particular and we can't think of anyone more qualified to mix these tracks. Dub mixes really are his forte and the seven dub versions here, deliver in every way; true dub re-imaginings and not mere afterthoughts

TRACKLISTING: 01. Relijan 02. Talkin' Revolution 03. She Look Like Reggae 04. Don't Play With Fyah 05. Hear No Evil 06. Racism Never Sleep 07. Wheel And Come Again 08. Relijan Dub 09. Revolutionary Dub 10. She Look Like Dub 11. Don't Play With Dub 12. Hear No Dub 13. Racism Never Dub 14. Wheel And Dub Again

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-03-2017
Item # : 498949     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - TALISMAN - DON'T PLAY WITH FYAH - (LP) 
SUGAR SHACK


Most bands with a history that stretches back four decades are content to go through the motions, their creative peak somewhere in the past; not Talisman. Their new album includes some of the strongest material they've ever recorded, with seven brand new songs and the corresponding dub counter parts; this is their finest album to date.With such strong material we knew we had to pull out all the stops when it came to the final mixes and who better than legendary musician, producer, engineer and all round British reggae genius Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Steel Pulse, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aswad, Madness, Orange Juice, The Slits) who has taken the songs to the next level and given us the strongest British reggae album in years.The album kicks off with "Relijan", a roots anthem with lyrics that resonate with contemporary relevance whilst the music has the timeless feel of the best seventies roots. This track raises the game for Talisman and puts them on par with such British greats as Aswad, Steel Pulse and Misty in Roots at their best; without doubt destined to be seen as a classic of the genre. The pace and the lyrical intent doesn't let up: "Talkin' Revolution" is a brand new song yet imbued with the feel and vibes of early eighties Talisman."She Look like Reggae" is a charming piece of observational song writing that rewards repeated listening with hidden depths and use of a full horn section.It's hard to overstate Dennis Bovell's contribution to British music, reggae in particular and we can't think of anyone more qualified to mix these tracks. Dub mixes really are his forte and the seven dub versions here, deliver in every way; true dub re-imaginings and not mere afterthoughts

TRACKLISTING: 01. Relijan 02. Relijan Dub 03. She Look Like Reggae 04. She Look Like Dub 05. Talkin' Revolution 06. Revolution Dub 07. Don't Play With Fyah 08. Don't Play With Dub


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-03-2017
Item # : 498950     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - TALISMAN - GENESIS (DELUXE EDITION) - (LP) 
SUNHILL PRODUCTIONS


140gm agent orange vinyl - Limited to 500 copies worldwide! Classic Scandi Hard Rock from Jeff Scott Soto and Marcel Jacob.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Coming Home 02. Time After Time 03. Mysterious (this Time It's Serious) 04. If U Would Only Be My Friend 05. All Or Nothing 06. All I Want 07. U Done Me Wrong 08. Give Me A Sign 09. Long Way To Go Give Me A Sign [bonus Track] 10. Time After Time Cristal [bonus Track] 11. Arabestia [bonus Track]


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-10-2015
Item # : 482003     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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6 - TALISMAN - I-SURRECTION - (CD) 
SUGAR SHACK


Thirty years after they recorded their debut long player, 1984's 'Takin The Strain', Bristol's roots reggae pioneers Talisman have found enough space in their busy live schedule to record their third studio album, 'I-Surrection'.This album takes the best aspects of reggae's musical heritage and fashions them into an album that deals with the realities of 2013. Roots reggae is back and the revival starts here!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Greetings And Salutations 02. Help Yourself 03. Hey Yout' 04. Season For Freeman 05. Things Ah Get Tough 06. Praise Jah 07. Greetings And Dubutations 08. Dub Yourself 09. Hey Yout' (melodica Version) 10. Season For Dub 11. Things A Dub 12. Praise Dub


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-09-2013
Item # : 448909     
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7 - TALISMAN - I-SURRECTION - (LP) 
SUGAR SHACK


Thirty years after they recorded their debut long player, 1984's 'Takin The Strain', Bristol's roots reggae pioneers Talisman have found enough space in their busy live schedule to record their third studio album, 'I-Surrection'.This album takes the best aspects of reggae's musical heritage and fashions them into an album that deals with the realities of 2013. Roots reggae is back and the revival starts here!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Greetings And Salutations 02. Help Yourself 03. Hey Yout' 04. Season For Freeman 05. Things Ah Get Tough 06. Praise Jah 07. Greetings And Dubutations 08. Dub Yourself 09. Hey Yout' (melodica Version) 10. Season For Dub 11. Things A Dub 12. Praise Dub

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-09-2013
Item # : 448910     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - TALISMAN - I-SURRECTION (OLDWAH DECONSTRUCTION) - (CD) 
SUGAR SHACK


When Talisman finished recording their latest album "I-Surrection", Sugar Shack gave the unmixed master recordings to Dave 'Oldwah' Sandford. Dave was the man given the job of mixing the unfinished tracks on the Capital Letters archive album "Reality". He describes his take on the music as "a piece of vinyl from 1978 taken out of a dusty sleeve", not slick and clean but having that authentic vibe. Influenced by the classic dub sounds of albums like "African Dub Chapter 3" and "King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown", Oldwah's dubs take you on a journey that absolutely sounds like it was recorded and mixed in downtown Kingston circa 1978.As a bonus, for this release some fresh tracks from the band are included, extra tracks from the "I-Surrection" sessions also given the Oldwah treatment making ten different songs plus two additional mixes, a round dozen dub shots for Talisman fans old and new.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Things Ah Get Tough (oldwah Dub) 02. Greetings And Salutations (oldwah Dub) 03. Walk With The Rastaman (dub) 04. Season For Freeman (oldwah Dub) 05. Hey Yout' (oldwah Dub) 06. Help Yourself (oldwah Dub) 07. You Can Cry If You Wanna (dub) 08. Old Wine (dub) 09. Money (dub) 10. Praise Jah (oldwah Dub) 11. Hey Yout' (alt Mix) 12. Season For Freeman (alt Dub)

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-10-2014
Item # : 470049     
Availability: IN STOCK
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9 - TALISMAN - NOTHING CHANGE - (12") 
SUGAR SHACK


Thirty five years since their formation is quite a milestone and to celebrate their achievement Talisman, will spend the latter part of 2014 touring throughout the UK on their Dole Age Tour in the main as support to Neville Staple. Talisman have also found time to write and record new material and to coincide with the tour they will be releasing a limited edition 12" vinyl EP.In many ways Britain in 1979 was a different world, but whatever the differences, there are many similarities between 1979 and 2014 especially when it comes to making ends meet and social and political ills, the inspiration for this song, "Nothing Change". The A side "Nothing Change" is the band's vocal take on the song demonstrating that even after thirty five years, a band can improve with age and with its classic reggae sound this is surely up there as one of their best compositions. The inclusion of horns is a nice touch as it harks back to Talisman line-ups of old.For the B side, the mixing duties are in the competent hands of Dave "Oldwah" Sandford, whose remix of the band's current "I-Surrection" album was recently released as the "Oldwah Deconstruction

TRACKLISTING: 01. Nothing Change 02. Nothing Change 'conquering Lion Dub' 03. Nothing Change 'oldwah Rockers Dub'


Format: 12"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-09-2014
Item # : 467327     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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10 - TALISMAN - NOTHING CHANGE (BEST OF TALISMAN 1977-2018) - (CD) 
SUGAR SHACK


Very few bands can celebrate forty years since their creation and far fewer can still perform and record at an equal or even higher level than in their early years. Talisman have always been something of an exception to the rule. Although they took something of a sabbatical during the late nineties and noughties, at their core this is the same Talisman that formed as Revelation Rockers back in 1977. They may have been forced into a name change along the way, but they never ever changed the messages in their music or the sheer energy and enjoyment of their live shows; their talents are undiminished.To celebrate the band's longevity and give fans old and new a career spanning perspective in a convenient package, here is "Nothing Change" (The Best of Talisman 1977-2018) a 17-track compilation that includes the band's earliest recordings under the guise of Revelation Rockers to tracks from last year's acclaimed "Don't Play with Fyah". Throughout changing times, technology and line ups the core of founding members Dehvan Othieno and Dennison Joseph give the music a remarkable continuity and demonstrate how some musicians improve with age.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Relijan 02. Wicked Dem 03. Takin' The Strain 04. Dole Age 05. Talkin' Revolution 06. She Look Like Reggae 07. Greetings And Salutations 08. Ah Wah You Seh 09. Free Speech 10. Run Come Girl 11. Culture (revelation Rockers) 12. Hey Yout' 13. Help Yourself 14. Jah Praises (revelation Rockers) 15. Lick And Run 16. Things Ah Get Tough 17. Wicked Dem (revelation Rockers)

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-05-2018
Item # : 513171     
Availability: IN STOCK
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11 - TALISMAN - TALISMAN (DELUXE EDITION) - (LP) 
SUNHILL PRODUCTIONS


140gm slade boot silver vinyl - Limited to 500 copies worldwide. Classic Scandi Hard Rock debut from Jeff Scott Soto and Marcel Jacob.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Break Your Chains 02. Standin' On Fire 03. I'll Be Waiting 04. Dangerous 05. Just Between Us 06. System Of Power 07. Queen 08. Lightning Strikes 09. Day By Day 10. Women, Whiskey & Songs 11. Great Sandwich 12. Bonus Track: Mj Playing Solo In The Studio


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-10-2015
Item # : 482004     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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