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Pressure Drop: The Definitive Collection [Extra tracks, Import]

Toots & The MaytalsAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Trojan Records UK
  • ASIN: B0007W0MTA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,188 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Broadway Jungle
2. My Daily Food
3. If You Act This Way
4. You Make Me Feel The Way I Do
5. It's You (Ska Version)
6. Daddy
7. Never You Change (Ska Version)
8. What's On Your Mind
9. When I Laugh
10. My New Name
11. She Will Never Let Me Down
12. Peggy
13. Bam Bam
14. 5446 That's My Number
15. Struggle
16. Just Tell Me
17. We Shall Overcome
18. Bim Today (Bam Tomorrow)
19. Schooldays
20. Do The Reggay
See all 51 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Tracing Toots & The Maytals' development from Ska kings to international stars, Pressure Drop brings together an incredible selection of hits from a time when Toots & The Maytals rivaled Bob Marley & The Wailers as Jamaica's premiere vocal group. Two CD set Includes the bonus track 'Broadway Jungle' (2000 Version). Trojan. 2005.

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4.0 out of 5 stars struggle to overcome! December 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Serious reggae listeners argue a lot about these Trojan albums, especially in regards to the sheer amount of times new label bosses Sanctuary release the same songs on different compilations -- but surely these are minor and relatively insignificant objections when one considers the value for money and the enduring quality of the music on these albums.

(A possible objection to this otherwise comprehensive and worthy compilation is that "Six and Seven Books of Moses" and the Maytals Rasta/Rockers late 70's interpretation of "Bam Bam" are -- sadly-- excluded.)

"When I Laugh" will be a minor revelation for Delta blues fans, with it's distinctly Robert Johnson blues vocal style and brass section reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen New Orleans octet.

"My New Name" -- like "Six and Seven Books" -- has a Cajun abandon to the vocal and rhythm.

The version of "Bam Bam" on CD 1 is the mid 60's cut, not the later confident, confessional Rasta meditation which appeared on the Island anthology. (It is worth noting that Chaka Demus and Pliers also released their own digital interpretation of this tune on the same backing track as "Murder She Wrote.")

"Bim Today" has a thudding b line reminiscent of Junior Delgado's "Tichion." "Scare Him" has a full speed and reckless Rockers rimshot snare pattern.

Cd 2 moves -- from jazz influenced bluebeat and ska -- into Toot's distinctive soulful reggae incarnation .

"It's You" on this 2nd cd gets the reggae treatment over a slower b line, contrasting with the earlier frantic ska interpretation. "Time Tough" is a stand out track here, with its fearful, yet stoic lyric about the struggle of life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent music and great value for money! November 8, 2007
By Gogol
Format:Audio CD
Toots and the Maytals were one of 'the' reggae groups of all time. While Bob Marley could inspire millions throughout the world with his lyrics Toots and the Maytals could do likewise but had a style and rhythm that seemed to also borrow from American soul.

While Trojan often sacrifice quality for quantity (and by that I mean sound quality) This double CD is of fairly strong solid quality. It includes many of their well known tracks and some lesser known.

Toots and the Maytals were always popular in the UK riding both on the crest of Ska musics popularity (especially the Ska revival of the 80s with the Specials who brought new interest to many classic Ska bands) and also through the legend himself Bob Marley.

This CD is well worth getting for anyone who has a love of good music or anyone who wants a good quality introduction to reggae music. Especially as this is such good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album! April 1, 2014
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if I didn't already have a wife, I'd marry toots.
how's the energy when the band comes in together on 54-46 was my number?!
many great tracks. buy this album!
(gotta say I only ever listen to disc II. call me a philistine, but the early ska stuff all sounds a bit the same to me).
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4.0 out of 5 stars one of reggae's best December 16, 2013
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I liked all of the songs on this CD. Unusual in that respect. I will say there were to be 2 CD's and they were but the were the same songs on each even though labeled as if different. still it was a good deal for the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic retrospective! August 15, 2013
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This is the best retrospective I have heard of one of the most important Jamaican artists ever. Top notch from the early 60s to the more recent material.
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