Third World (Expanded Version): Expanded Version
- Release Date 11 May 2015
- Dispatched within 3-5 days
- Product code
- CD Album
Four decades since their professional debut, Third World remain one of the most popular Jamaican acts in the world, effortlessly mixing Reggae, Funk and Soul to create a distinct sound of own.
In 1975, two years their formation, their popularity and professionalism led to a contract with Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, resulting in the group being promptly introduced to an international audience via a UK tour and first single for the company, ‘Railroad Track’. Further recording sessions ensued and following year, Island issued their eponymously-titled debut album.
The success of the LP provided the platform upon which Third World continued to grow artistically, yet despite its significance, ‘Third World’ remained strangely elusive on CD, with its only issue on the format being a limited US-only pressing, released in 1999. Fortunately, for Reggae fans the world over, that oversight has finally been addressed and at long last the album has not only been made available on compact disc once more, but it has also been given the attention such a popular and ground-breaking collection undoubtedly deserves.
Featured alongside the LP’s original track listing are eight bonus tracks from the album sessions, with their number including alternate takes to ‘Slavery Days’ and ‘Got To Get Along’ and a trio of killer Dub cuts, all of which were previously unavailable on CD.
1. Satta Amasa Gana
3. Slavery Days
4. Brand New Beggar
5. Cross Reference
6. Got To Get Along
7. Sun Won't Shine
8. Freedom Song
9. Don’t Cry On The Railroad Track
10. Rainbow Love
11. Satta Amasa Gana Dub (short version)
12. Slavery Days (alternate take)
13. Brand New Beggar (Dub version)
14. Got To Get Along (alternate take)
15. Sun Don't Shine (Dub version)
16. Freedom Song (Dub version)