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COOL RUNNINGS – Cool Runnings

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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…

 

 

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Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC248CD

 

 

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JOSHUA MOSES JOSHUA TO JASHWHA – 30 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS

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

 

 

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Limited Edition Vinyl with Insert

 

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Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC250V

 

 

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Released 9th April 2012
Cat No. ARC250CD

 

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

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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.

 

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Released 19th March 2012
Cat No. ARC249V

 

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Released 19th March 2012
Cat No. ARC249CD

 

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Revelation Rockers Jah Praises

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Released 5th March 2012
as Limited Edition Vinyl LP and
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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.

 

 

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Limited Edition Vinyl LP

 

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Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC242V

 

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

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Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC242CD

 

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TALISMAN – ‘Takin’the Strain’

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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.

 

 

 

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Released 5th March 2012
Cat No. ARC241CD

 

 

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

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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.

 

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Released 20th February 2012
Cat No. ARC245V

 

 

Joshua Moses – Rise Up

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Our second 12” from Joshua Moses is ‘Rise Up’, another strong roots outing this time from 1983 that until it’s inclusion on ’Bristol Reggae Explosion Volume 2’ had remained unissued and unknown to the reggae audience. Judging from the feedback we’ve already received, ‘Rise Up’ could become as popular as ‘Africa (Is Our Land)’ and so we’ve chosen to release it along with the previously unreleased accompanying dub version on the format for which it was always intended.

 

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Release Rise Up / Rise Up(Dub)
Released 20th February 2012
Cat No. ARC221V

 

 

 

The Bristol Reggae Explosion 2 – The 80′s

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Released 17th October 2011.

Following the critical and commercial success of “The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978 – 1983” Bristol Archive Records have dug even deeper into the city’s reggae heritage for the follow-up, “Bristol Reggae Explosion Volume 2 – The 1980s”. This time we continue our quest not only with a selection of rarities, but with several tracks that have never been previously released, by popular demand Volume 2 also comes with greater dub content.

 

 

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VINYL

Eight Track Limited Edition Vinyl with Insert

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Re-Released 17th October 2011.
Cat No. ARC228V

 

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15 Track CD

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Released 17th October 2011
Cat No. ARC228CD

 

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The X-Certs ‘Rated XXX’

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10 Track Vinyl and CD Album:

As 1978 wore on, we thanked God for the likes of UK Subs and Angelic Upstarts, and here in Brizzle…the mighty X-Certs! With Clive Arnold (vocals and guitar), Simon Justice (guitar), Taf (bass) and Neil Mackie (drums), The X-Certs served up welcome blasts of Clash-style punk anthems. They were politically charged and passionate, friendly and down to earth, and a great live act, but for some reason their recordings were relatively few and far between. One track, Blue Movies, on Hearbeat Records’ 4-Alternatives EP, and another called Anthem on the same label’s acclaimed Avon Calling compilation album. And that’s yer lot with the original line up.

This edition includes a Limited Edition Insert with stories from all four members of the band, Introduction by Shane Baldwin and never seen before pictures.

Artwork completed by the legendary Bristol designer Sam Giles.

 

 

 

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Released 8th August 2011
Cat No. ARC138V

 

 

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Strictly limited edition hand made replica CD version of The X-Certs ‘Rated XXX’ album.

Artwork completed by the legendary Bristol designer Sam Giles.

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Released 8th August 2011
Cat No.ARC138CD

 

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3D Production

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ARTIST: 3-D Production 7” Vinyl
TITLE: ‘Riot / Re-Arrange (Version)’
FORMAT: Limited Edition 7” Vinyl Single
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Exclusive to www.bristolarchiverecords.com
CAT NO: ARC185V
RELEASE DATE: 11th July 2011

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Released 11 July 2011
Cat No. ARC185V

 

 

 

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