Reggae meets the Beatles

In the past, I’ve heard only one Beatles’ song played in the reggae format, the Israelites’ take on Come Together. For me, it’s an annoying and feeble song and should only be used for the purpose of torture. For those with a touch of masochistic tendencies, click on the link to listen but don’t feel bad if you can’t listen to the entire song.

Now here’s the good news: on April 14, 2009, Easy Star All-Stars release Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band, a reggae version of the Beatles’ LP masterpiece, St. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

You may remember Easy Star All-Stars from their 2003 release of the much acclaimed Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd’s eternally classic Dark Side of the Moon. I consider it one of the best reggae albums ever.

The Lonely Hearts Dub Band LP sounds promising. Pre-released is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. You not only will be able to listen to this entire track, but you’ll want to hear it again right away…maybe more than a few times.

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