Heartbeat Records are going to (re-)re-issue one of the greatest ever Studio One LP’s on CD, Truth And Rights by Johnny Osbourne.
Out of 8 July the orginal LP was released in 1979 and is a classic of the early Dancehall period, Heartbeat put it out before in the early 90’s with a different cover and the original 10 tracks.
Alongside the original tracks on this issue is an extra vocal Let Me In, some extended mixes (though it’s not clear if these are contemporary or recently put together at Heartbeat HQ) a DJ cut by Jah Jesco on the Please Be True rhythm (the same rhythm as Sing Jay Stylee on the CD) and a Dub Specialist tune Luanda (originally off the African Rub A Dub LP, this is on the same rhythm as We Need Love on the CD, originally Otis Gayle’s – I’ll Be Around).
If you don’t have this already then you need to get this new version, trust me.
- Truths and Rights
- Children Are Crying
- Can’t Buy Love
- Jah Promise
- Nah Skin Up
- We Need Love
- Eternal Peace
- Sing Jay Stylee
- Love Jah So
- Let Me In
- Jealousy Heartache and Pain
- Luanda – Dub Specialist
- West Gone Black – Jah Jesco & Jucey Bravo
- Truths and Rights (extended mix)
- Sing Jay Stylee (extended mix)
- Can’t Buy Love/Swing Easy