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‘I-Surrection’ – Talisman

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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! ‘I-Surrection’ is released on CD and Digital platforms on the 30th September 2013.

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’, to be released via Sugar Shack Records on 30th September.

Having reformed in 2011, Talisman have spent the last two years honing their skills and playing live shows at every opportunity, including the support slot on The Selectors’ recent UK tour. Original core members Dehvan and Dennison have also found the time to write the six new songs that, along with their instrumental and dub counterparts, form this latest twelve track set. It’s hard to escape the economic and political similarities between today and the bands early eighties heyday, so it’s no surprise that all of the songs deal with political or roots themes and resonate with the classic sound of British reggae from the golden age..

 

 

 

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Artist: Talisman
Format: CD
Release date: 30th September 2013
Label:Sugar Shack Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: FOD097CD
Barcode: 5052571048313

 

Format – Limited Edition Vinyl

(100 numbered) Screen printed sleeve 
with insert and poster, autographed by
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Artist: Talisman
Format: Vinyl
Release date: 30th September 2013
Label:Sugar Shack Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: FOD097V
Barcode: 5052571048313

 

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The Best of Electric Guitars (re-Strung)

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Spanking new album ‘The Best of Electric Guitars (re-Strung)’ set for national release on Monday 15th July 2013 on CD & digital download, through Bristol Archive Records.

This is the early eighties at it’s very best, whether it’s called Post-Punk, New Wave or whatever the historians are calling the age in which we evolved the music. These boys took all the best bits of the freedom that punk provided and turned it into something accessible, something you could dance to or at least tap your foot to without being accused of mediocrity.

 

 

 

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Artist: Electric Guitars
Format: CD
Release date: 15th July 2013
Label: Bristol Archive Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: ARC260CD
Barcode: 5052571035627
GENRE: Post Punk, 1980’s, Alternative Pop Music

 

 

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‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live’ – Various Artists

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17 Track CD / 11 Track DVD & Digital Download. Released 3rdJune 2013.

For the past three years, Bristol Archive Records have shone the spotlight on the City’s musical legacy, particularly reggae. Last year we decided we’d turn the spotlight on the artists themselves and so in August, a who’s who of Bristol reggae artists gathered together for The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live. It was a unique chance to enjoy more than ten of the city’s finest veterans sharing the same stage, in some cases for the first time in two decades.

Special fund raiser for St. Pauls Carnival

 

 

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Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD/DVD and Digital Download
Release date: 3rd June 2013
Label:Bristol Archive Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: ARC267CD
Barcode: 5052571045923

 

 

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‘Black Roots’ – BLACK ROOTS

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With the release of the latest Black Roots album “On The Ground” and its dub counterpart “On The Ground In Dub” via our sister label Sugar Shack Records, Bristol Archive Records decided to do something special to celebrate the band’s return to the studio. What could be better than a very special reissue of Black Roots self-titled first album, released to coincide with its 30th anniversary and, as this will be a vinyl only release we thought we’d combine it with this year’s Record Store Day event.

 

 

 

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Artist: Black Roots
Format: Limited Edition Vinyl
Release date: 20th April 2013 – RECORD STORE DAY
Label:Bristol Archive Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: ARC265V
Barcode: 5052571041611

 

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Shoc Wave – A Bristol Story

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19 Track CD & Digital Download, Released 15th April 2013.

Shoc Wave Records was the brainchild of Dominican immigrant Gene Walsh, Fitz Watson and Melford Gardener. From the late 1970s through to the 1990s, Shoc Wave provided the only label willing to put out records by the majority of the City’s reggae and soul acts ignored by bigger and more mainstream labels and too small to finance their own releases.

 

 

 

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Released 15th April 2013
Cat No. ARC263CD

 

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Reminisce – Vibes

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With decades of involvement in the Bristol music scene, Winston Minott and Popsy Curious are no strangers to Bristol Archive Records. Winston was the lead vocalist with Cool Runnings and can be heard on their self titled album as well as volumes 2 and 3 of our “Bristol Reggae Explosion” series. It is on volume 3 that you can also hear Popsy with his “Chant Down Bobby Rome”. It was after these recordings and after they had shared the stage as members of Black Flames that the two men decided they wanted to focus more on reggae and create their own sound, from which Vibes was born. After a few months, a chance conversation with the sister of local singer Veronica aka Veereal led to her recruitment and with the unusual mix of two men and one woman on vocal harmonies, the group’s sound fell into place.

 

 

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Released 15th April 2013
Cat No. ARC264CD

 

 

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On The Ground In Dub

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The Dub album of ‘On The Ground’ set for release on Monday 4th March 2013 on CD & digital download, through Sugar Shack Records / Nubian Records.

United Reggae – ‘On The Ground’ potentially Best Reggae Album of 2012

Mojo – ‘The militant pacifists still packing a fiery punch’ 4/5

 

 

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Released 4th March 2013
Cat No. FOD093CD

 

 

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BLACK ROOTS – Pompous Way

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Released 15th October 2012 on 12” Vinyl (Limited Edition) & Digital Download with additional exclusive mixes, through Sugar Shack Records / Shellshock and all digital platforms.

October 15th sees the release of “Pompous Way” on Sugar Shack Records in conjunction with Nubian Records, the first new Black Roots single in over twenty years. “Pompous Way” is taken from the band’s new critically acclaimed album “On The Ground” also released by Sugar Shack/Nubian Records.

The double A side twelve inch vinyl release features an exclusive extended mix of the album version of “Pompous Way”, clocking in at nearly seven minutes the vocal is seamlessly followed by the dub in classic discomix fashion. Although recorded this year and dealing with the economic and political mess we are currently facing, the song doesn’t attempt to cater to any current fads. Instead it’s a slice of roots reggae the way it used to be, real musicians playing real instruments and singing about real problems.

 

 

 

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Released 15th October 2012
Cat No. FOD092V

 

 

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DUBKASM – ‘BRIXTON REC’

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Released 8th October 2012 on LP (Limited Edition), CD & Digital Download, through Bristol Archive Records / Shellshock and all digital platforms.

Leading lights in the 21st century UK digi dub/roots scene Dubkasm have built themselves a worldwide following for their brand of reggae since launching their own Sufferah’s Choice label in 2003. What many fans may not realise is that even before that first Sufferah’s Choice release, Dubkasm had nearly a decade’s worth of recordings behind them. Unfortunately, other than a track on the 1996 “Dub Out West Volume Two” compilation album, those early recordings were the preserve of leading UK sound systems such as Aba Shanti and Jah Shaka and could only be heard played off dub plates at dances.

 

 

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VINYL (Limited Edition)

Limited Edition 8 Track Green Vinyl (500 copies only RSD 2017)

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Format VINYL
Released 8th October 2012
Cat No. ARC262V

 

 

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Released 8th October 2012
Cat No. ARC262CD

 

 

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THE VARIOUS ARTISTS – SOLO ALBUM

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Released 1st October 2012 on CD (Deluxe Edition) & Digital Download, through Bristol Archive Records / Shellshock and all digital platforms.

NB this is not a compilation album.
20 tracks by the band that confused the hell out of record reviewers everywhere.

SOLO ALBUM originally released in 1980, and now re-released in 2012 rides again with a 16-page booklet entitled ‘The true story behind the most confusingly named band of all time’.

In 2012 the members of THE VARIOUS ARTISTS may have bought a Band Name Generator App to ensure a name that guaranteed the correct allocation of royalties and an indexing in record shops to aid discovery. Then again, if you made one mistake, you might not add to it by calling your album SOLO ALBUM. But then again, if you’ve been in Bristol for a few years Bristolian irony may just have rubbed off. We have to take some credit because this lot weren’t born and bred.

 

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Released 1st October 2012
Cat No. ARC259CD

 

 

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