This compilation brings together, for the first time, many of the most important and groundbreaking moments of Augustus Pablo’s career, both as an artist and a producer. You’ll find the record that made his name, the tunes that saw him rise through the ranks of early-70s reggae, his debut as a producer, his landmark roots 45s for his own label, some murderous dub, wistful instrumentals and a handful of the killer tunes he produced for other people like Junior Delgado, Jacob Miller, Hugh Mundell and Tetrack.
Pablo’s unique atmosphere is at the heart of every one; music like this had never been made before these tunes, yet somehow it sounded like they had always been there. Maybe these records were just waiting for Pablo to claim them as his own. Like he said: “If I didn’t do it, maybe you would do it or someone else. But this work must be done.”