In April 2011, Bristol Archive Records released its very first compilation set entitled The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978 – 1983, a more than decent collection of tunes that documented the local Bristol reggae scene from the late seventies until the early eighties. Following the critical and commercial success of that album, the label dug even deeper into the city’s reggae heritage for the follow-up, Bristol Reggae Explosion Volume 2 – The 80’s, which was released later that year. Almost a year after the release of the first compilation, Bristol Archive Records put out a third volume; The.
Home Roots Reggae/Lovers Rock/One Drop . Bristol Archives. The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983. Format: LP Cat: ARC 191V Released: 04 Mar 11 Genre: Roots/Lovers Rock. Side 1. 1. Black Roots - "Bristol Rock". 2. Talisman - "Wicked Dem" (live).
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Eight years ago, Bristol Archive Records released The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978 - 1983, probably the first attempt to document the development of a localised British reggae scene and capture that unique period of the late seventies and early eighties. Despite many hurdles, it was a time that allowed the music to thrive as a voice for a mostly disenfranchised black Bristolian community centred around the inner-city areas of St. Pauls and Easton. Eight years ago, Bristol Archive Records released The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978 - 1983, probably the first attempt to document the development of a localised British reggae scene and capture that unique period of the late seventies and early eighties
Following the positive critical and commercial reception of The Bristol Reggae Explosion (1978-1983), the Bristol Archives label followed up with a second volume, this one focusing on the early- to mid-'80s and including more extended mixes and dub versions.
The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983 - Various Artists. News Of The World EP - Peligro. Action Breaks Remixes EP - Cosmic Rocker. Action ep - Various Artists.