SPECIALIST PRESENTS ALBOROSIE & FRIENDS AVAILABLE JUNE 24, 2014 ON GREENSLEEVES

170On June 24th 2014, Greensleeves Records will release Specialist Presents Alborosie & Friends, a double disc of duets chronicling the ascent between the renowned Jamaican music executive Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon and his Sicilian-born reggae virtuoso Alborosie (Alberto D’Ascola). Specialist is the long-time manager of vocalist, songwriter, producer and dubmaster Alborosie and responsible for the success of other notable reggae acts including Shabba Ranks, Patra, Mad Cobra and Bounty Killer.

Together, they selected Alborosie’s top reggae collaborations recorded over the last five years, many of which were featured on the international reggae star’s last three studio albums (Sound The System, Two Times Revolution and Escape From Babylon). Greensleeves will issue a 10-track vinyl edition of the compilation also available June 24th.

Built on his musical ability and production expertise, Alborosie’s reggae is a unique blend of vintage sounds built with old and new technology and great songwriting. Most tracks feature him playing multiple instruments and were recorded at his own Shengen Clan Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.

With songs like “Stepping Out” feat. David Hinds of Steel Pulse, “Money” feat. Horace Andy, “Guess Who’s Coming” feat. Black Uhuru and “I Can’t Stand it” feat Dennis Brown, Alborosie puts his modern day spin on these iconic hits while featuring the original artist. He also recreates Bob Marley classics including “Burnin and Lootin” and “Natural Mystic” alongside the reggae legend’s son and recording artist Ky-Mani Marley. On his new original recordings, he delivers a diverse blend of deep roots cuts (“Meditation” feat. Sizzla, “One Sound” feat. Gramps Morgan, “Celebration” feat. Gentleman and “Life” feat. Jah Cure), hard-hitting tunes (“Murderer” feat. Busy Signal and “Streets” feat. Ky-Mani Marley) and love ballads (“Blessings” feat. Etana, “Is This Love” feat. Zoe, “I Surrender To Your Love” feat. I Eye and “Can’t Let You Go” feat. Nikki Burt).

With his ceaseless worldwide tour schedule, Alborosie will head to Europe throughout July and August for select dates. For most up-to-date schedule, visit www.facebook.com/OneAlborosie

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

DISC 1

1. Waan The Herb featuring Michael Rose
2. Celebration featuring Gentleman
3. Stepping Out featuring David Hinds
4. I Surrender To Your Love featuring I Eye
5. Money featuring Horace Andy
6. Tribal War featuring Luciano
7. Burning And Looting featuring Ky-Mani Marley
8. One Sound featuring Gramps Morgan
9. Is This Love featuring Zoe
10. Meditation featuring Sizzla
11. Precious featuring Ranking Joe
12. Natural Mystic featuring Ky-Mani Marley DISC 2

1. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner featuring Black Uhuru
2. Marathon featuring Spiritual
3. Outernational Herb – The Tamlins
4. Mama She Don’t Like You featuring I Eye
5. Can’t Let You Go featuring Nikki Burt
6. Callin’ featuring Michael Rose
7. Life featuring Jah Cure
8. Blessing featuring Etana
9. Informa featuring Lady Ann
10. I Can’t Stand It featuring Dennis Brown
11. Murderer featuring Busy Signal
12. Streets featuring Ky-Mani Marley

VINYL LP TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? featuring Black Uhuru
2. Outernational Herb featuring The Tamlins
3. Burning And Looting featuring Ky-Mani Marley
4. Tribal War featuring Luciano
5. Meditation featuring Sizzla

SIDE B
1. Waan The Herb featuring Michael Rose
2. Life featuring Jah Cure
3. Marathon featuring Spiritual
4. Celebration featuring Gentleman
5. Ganja Don featuring Jah Son

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