Vinyl Store

RELEASES

 

Wholesale and Retail enquiries please email for prices info@bristolarchiverecords.com

Search the Record Shop

DAN RATCHET – ‘Afrikana Policies / Ekomé Is Unity’

DanRatchet

Released 11th June 2012 as 12”Vinyl (Limited Edition) & Digital Download, through Bristol Archive Records / Shellshock and all digital platforms.

For the young Dan Ratchet 1986 was a busy year. Under the guidance of Simbarashe Tongogara, his cousin and a man with extensive experience in the music industry, he spent several months working in Kingston and London studios recording what was intended to be his first album. For various reasons, the only songs to see a release were “Sweet Rosie,” which saw a limited pressing on the Jamaican Star Time label and “The Time Has Come” which had been co written with Misty’s drummer Munya Brown and released in Zimbabwe as a double A Side, coupled with Misty In Roots “Wandering Wanderer.” The rest of the tracks remained in Simba’s safe keeping until Bristol Archive Records licensed the album for forthcoming release under the title “Jah Poor People”.

 

 

bandcamp

 

12" VINYL

Limited Edition Vinyl 12″ Single

 

Buy NOW £7.50 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format VINYL
Released 11th June 2012
Cat No. ARC254V

 

 

Release Information +

 

SMITH & MIGHTY – The Three Stripe Collection 1985-1990

Smith-and-mighty

Released on 14th May 2012

Limited Edition Pressing Double Vinyl LP

During the 1990s, “The Bristol Sound” became a global phenomenon with albums from Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky regularly placed high in polls of the best albums of the decade or indeed of all time. But for those in the know, “The Bristol Sound” had been defined at the tail end of the eighties with a string of releases from the studio of Rob Smith and Ray Mighty.

 

 

bandcamp

 

Double VINYL

Limited Edition Pressing Double Vinyl LPwith Insert.

 

Buy £15.00 + delivery

Delivery Option


Format VINYL
Released 14th May 2012
Cat No. ARC247V

 

 

CD

Buy £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 14th May 2012
Cat No. ARC247CD

 

Release Information +

 

BLACK ROOTS ALL DAY ALL NIGHT

BLACKROOTS-All-Day-All-Night-Packshot-ARC252CD

Released 23rd April 2012
on CD

Having previously teamed up with Nubian Records to release the critically acclaimed “Black Roots – The Reggae Singles Anthology”, Bristol Archive Records have once more been allowed into the Black Roots/Nubian tape vaults. This time we bring out a 25th anniversary deluxe CD edition of “All Day All Night”, the album that saw them teaming up with the Mad Professor and moving away from their original sound for a more polished version. Whilst the music may have been brought up to date, the band’s lyrics rarely strayed away from the same themes of social and historical justice that define the roots genre.

 

 

bandcamp

 

FORMAT - CD

BUY NOW £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD (Deluxe edition)
Released 23rd April 2012
Cat No. ARC252CD

 

 

Release Information +

 

AMJ Dub Collective ‘Sound History Volume One’

Sound-History-AMJ-DUB-COLLECTIVE

Released 23rd April 2012
as 12” Vinyl (Limited Edition)

AMJ Dub Collective have reggae in their blood and now they tell the story of the scene they grew up in, “Sound History” is an authentic slice of eighties reggae recorded in the 21st century.

The group’s name may be new to people, but their part in Bristol’s musical heritage goes back more than thirty years. Mark Spence and Andy Clarke, the band’s rhythm section are graduates of Zion Band from which they progressed to legendary Bristol band Restriction,). The third member of the trio is producer John Hollis, another Restriction graduate and for their first release they’ve called on two other former band mates Eric ‘The General’ McCarthy on MC duties and Bristol legend Rob Smith for a brace of mixes.

The trio’s aim was to recreate the classic reggae sound that they grew up with, yet they aren’t afraid to bring things up to date where appropriate as well as bringing in some guest musicians for an added Latin twist that harks back to Jamaican music’s origins and close links with Cuba and the wider Caribbean.

The idea for these tracks came from Mark Spence who felt it was long overdue to document in song the City’s rich heritage of sound systems, their selectors, MCs and the posses who supported them, a tribute to the reggae scene that nurtured and inspired the members of AMJ Dub Collective as well as countless others over the decades.

 

 

 

bandcamp

 

FORMAT: VINYL

BUY NOW £7.50 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format 12″ Vinyl (Limited edition)
Released 23rd April 2012
Cat No. FOD090V

 

 

Release Information +

 

JOSHUA MOSES JOSHUA TO JASHWHA – 30 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS

Joshua-Moses-sleeve

Released 9th April 2012
as Limited Edition Vinyl with Insert, CD and
Digital Download

From the beginning of Bristol Archive Records involvement in documenting Bristol’s neglected reggae heritage we’ve wanted to release an album that showcases the great talent of one of the local reggae scene’s mainstays, Joshua Moses.

Unfortunately, Joshua has no copies of the many recording sessions he has done in the years since his first session in 1978, and so it has taken more than eighteen months of painstaking research and the pursuit of numerous leads to gather together the fifteen tracks on “Joshua To Jashwha – 30 Years In The Wilderness”. The result is more than worth any effort involved on our part and is as strong a debut album as anyone could wish for, guaranteed to create a buzz among reggae fans worldwide.

 

 

bandcamp

 

FORMAT: VINYL

Limited Edition Vinyl with Insert

 

BUY NOW £12.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format VINYL
Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC250V

 

 

Format: CD

BUY NOW £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC250CD

 

Release Information +

 

COOL RUNNINGS – Cool Runnings

Cool-Runnings

With a career that spanned twelve years including the entire 1980s, Cool Runnings were one of Bristol’s longest lasting bands, yet their failure to gig beyond the West Country or release anything more than their lone twelve inch single means that they are also one of the City’s best kept musical secrets. Originally formed in Weston-Super-Mare by Keyboardist Mark Tuck and Guitarist George Condover, they immediately relocated to Bristol and recruited various local musicians including an experienced and talented singer, Winston Minott…

 

 

bandcamp

 

FORMAT - CD

BUY NOW £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC248CD

 

 

Release Information +

 

The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 – The 80′s Part 2

Bristol-Reggae-Explosion-3-Front-cover

Released 19th March 2012

The Bristol Reggae Explosion is back with a third volume. Whilst still happily exploring what was happening in the city during the 1980s, we’ve bent the rules and included a lone track from 1979. If anything, this third volume is our strongest so far, an amazing achievement when you consider that 11 of the 15 tracks are previously unreleased.

 

bandcamp

 

Format - Vinyl

Eight Track Limited Edition Vinyl with Insert

BUY NOW £12.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format VINYL
Released 19th March 2012
Cat No. ARC249V

 

Format - CD

BUY NOW £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 19th March 2012
Cat No. ARC249CD

 

Release Information +

 

Revelation Rockers Jah Praises

REVELATION-ROCKERS-ARC242V-Packshot

Released 5th March 2012
as Limited Edition Vinyl LP and
Digital Download

1979 was a good year for reggae and British reggae in particular. Lover’s rock went mainstream with Janet Kay on Top Of the Pops and Aswad, Steel Pulse and Linton Kwesi Johnson all building on their debuts with strong second albums. Meanwhile the healthy live circuit gave bands an opportunity to make a living from music. One of those bands was Bristol’s Revelation Rockers who although founded in 1976, would not find real success until slight line-up changes and a change of name to Talisman which would see them become established as one of the UK’s finest live acts.

 

 

bandcamp

 

FORMAT - VINYL

Limited Edition Vinyl LP

 

BUY NOW £12.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format VINYL
Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC242V

 

Format - CD

Strictly limited edition hand made replica CD version of Revelation Rockers ‘Jah Praises’ album. Artwork completed by the legendary Bristol designer Sam Giles.

BUY NOW £10.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC242CD

 

Release Information +

 

TALISMAN – ‘Takin’the Strain’

takinthestrain

Released 5th March 2012
as CD (Deluxe Edition) and Digital Download

Originally issued as a vinyl LP in 1984, “Takin’ The Strain” was Talisman’s first album. The culmination of a long musical journey as the band had existed in various guises since 1976. At the time of the album’s release Talisman were a three piece.

 

 

 

bandcamp

 

Format: CD (Deluxe Edition)

BUY NOW £8.00 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Format CD
Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC241CD

 

 

Release Information +

 

JOSHUA MOSES – ‘Africa (Is Our Land)’ and ‘Rise Up’

ARC245V-Joshua-Africa

Two 12″ Vinyl singles released on 20th February 2012 Strictly Limited Editions

Bristol Archive Records are pleased to announce their first foray into the world of the reggae 12” single with a brace of releases from Bristol reggae legend Joshua Moses.

Both releases will be strictly limited to 800 copies worldwide and as well as a chance to purchase ‘Africa (Is Our Land)’ at a normal retail price this will probably be the only opportunity to obtain ‘Rise Up/Rise Up Dub’ as a physical release.

The first of the duo is ‘Africa (Is Our Land)’, originally released in 1978 on the More Cut label produced by Dennis Bovell it is now acknowledged as a classic slice of UK roots and on the rare occasions copies surface they regularly command over £100. We included the vocal side on ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983’, now following numerous requests we’ve decided to issue it in its original format along with the original dub mix.

 

FORMAT - 12 "VINYL

Limited Edition 800 Copies Only

 

BUY NOW £7.50 + delivery

Please Select Delivery Option


Release Africa (Is Our Land) / Home (Dub)
Released 20th February 2012
Cat No. ARC245V