One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojanís label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy Livingstone, Webster Shrowder, Des Bryan and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn relate the stories behind the release life at Trojan in the 60ís and early 70ís and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojanís label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy Livingstone, Webster Shrowder, Des Bryan and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn relate the stories behind the release life at Trojan in the 60ís and early 70ís and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: BMG
Rel. Date: 07/09/2021
UPC: 4050538665796

The Trojan Story [3LP]
Artist: Various Artists
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One of the most significant collections in Trojanís immense catalogue, the ďThe Trojan StoryĒ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the countryís Afro-Caribbean population. Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the islandís musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit. The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojanís label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy Livingstone, Webster Shrowder, Des Bryan and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time. Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection. Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell and Zinn relate the stories behind the release life at Trojan in the 60ís and early 70ís and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.

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