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Easy Star's Thrillah

August 28, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Easy Star
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Easy Star Records
  • Total Length: 1:00:54
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0087SPD2W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,272 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By trevnosh on August 30, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Look, I love these guys, but their covers, as interesting a choice as they are, seem to get progressively more diluted, moving away from the industrial strength dub reggae that attracted my attention in the first place. Dub Side Of The Moon was magnificent in conception and execution, and Sergeant Pepper's was a genuine tribute with more attention to the original layout and timing of the songs. (I haven't heard the Radiohead cover). Thrillah moves towards R&B (not surprisingly!) and a Steely Dan-esque jazz/rock sensibility, but it seems to lack an 'edge', the jagged, rhythmic pulse so characteristic of reggae. Don't get me wrong, it's listenable, and will get a fair hearing at my place. The musicianship is terrific, and I admire the Stars' ability to take disparate material and transform it- some of the stuff they have taken on, if attempted by lesser hands, could have been terrible. However... it just lacks the raw, thumping anarchy of Lee 'Scratch' Perry or Prince Far-I. All in all, though, it's a good listen and you won't be too disappointed if your expectations are flexible. I'll be curious as to their next album-related project. My suggestion would be to cover (insert suggested album here). For what it's worth, I reckon 'Station To Station' (David Bowie) would make an interesting starting point.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike on August 28, 2012
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This album is simply put one of the best cover albums of any band I have heard in a while. The entire thriller album is covered and beautifully at that. There is not one bad cover song on this album and anyone who buys this album is in for a treat. All in all this is a great record that anyone who likes reggae or just wants to hear a cover of thriller will enjoy.
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By Fluminense on July 14, 2013
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The original THRILLER from Michael Jackson is a great classic album....Put it on a REGGAE DUB vibe and create a great REGGAE album!!!!! In my opinion, this DUB version add a new magic flavour to a old masterpiece!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!
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By Blues Man on January 31, 2013
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I just love everything these guys put out. I was first introduced to Dub Side of the Moon while sitting in a sushi place one night and have bought everything they have made since. They really honor the integrity of the original while bringing an entirely fresh and new feel to it. Would love to hear them cover Rush's 2112.
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By Amanda on December 28, 2012
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I love hearing this band's interpretations of classic albums, and this one is no different. Some of the tracks, like "Human Nature," lend themselves perfectly to reggae versions. On the other hand, a song like "Thriller" loses all of its creepiness when played Reggae style. But it is still worth hearing a Rastaman do the Vincent Price spoken word part!
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By Ginny on December 18, 2012
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It is easy to listen to but maybe too easy. I love the Thiller album and particularly the Thiller single but I almost missed it completely on this album.
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By Paul Summers on October 13, 2012
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Their earlier stuff is brilliant - "SPLHCB" is amazing. With their past works, you were immediately blown away by the beat, musicianship, etc. This one just doesn't grab me. Sorry.
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I had high hopes for this, but unfortunately, I think Easy Star has been slipping down the path of getting more and more mainstream and less and less interesting.

Dub Side of the Moon:
Superb reggae interpretation. Very fresh, original way to infuse reggae beats into Pink Floyd. Top notch seamless arrangement, in part from the original PF work, in part to ES's work. Before this album, Pink Floyd was just "fine", but this album made me appreciate Easy Star AND Pink Floyd. The subsequent Dubber Side of the Moon is not quite as good, but still has some interesting stuff. "EXCELLENT!"

Sgt Peppers' Lonely Hearts Dub Band:
Very good, very reggae, but a bit truer to the original Beatles material, beat, tempo, etc. This album is a good time. Slipping a bit down to "GREAT COVER ALBUM"

Thrillah:
Very pop, sounds like they've lost their own voice. Some tracks are fun, but the previous Dub Side genius isn't apparent here. Seems like they stayed truer to the original material, and took a less experimental route. This might have special appeal to you if you're a big MJ fan. Slipped further to "JUST SOME REGGAE GUYS SINGING".

I still love ES, but this album will likely go onto the storage shelf . . .
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