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The Trojan Records Boxset

    Launched in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records was instrumental in introducing the sound of reggae to the world at large. By the mid-Seventies, the label had enjoyed over 30 significant mainstream chart hits by such illustrious performers as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers – and many, many more.

    Over the years since its creation, the iconic label has continued to grow and develop, attracting new fans with each new generation. 2018 witnesses Trojan’s half centenary and to celebrate this most momentous of years comes a super deluxe multi-format box set, which reflects the amazing diversity of the label’s output over the past 50 years.

    Presented on an array of vinyl and CD titles are all the major UK hits, numerous Jamaican best-sellers, hundreds of rarities that see issue for the first time in decades, and two brand new recordings by British dancehall don, Tippa Irie.

    In addition, the set includes an array of essential items, including a stunning book on Trojan album sleeve artwork and variety of stylish accessories.

    Box Set Contents:
    • 4 vinyl LPs, showcasing the hits, rarities and rare ‘commercial reggae’ tracks
    • Two 7” singles, highlighting previously unreleased and brand new recordings
    • Two 3CD collections, featuring a total of over 130 tracks with 69 make their digital debut
    • A 100+ page book featuring essays and full scale reproductions of 50 of the most iconic Trojan album sleeves from the past 50 years
    • High quality Trojan slipmat
    • Stunning A2 poster
    • Stylish Trojan patch
    • Wooden Trojan 7” single adapter


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    Laurence Cane-Honeysett

    The Story Of Trojan Records

      Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world.

      Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations.

      The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts.

      About the author:
      A former illustrator, musician and journalist, LAURENCE CANE-HONEYSETT joined Trojan Records in the early 1990s, since which time he has worked for the company in almost every capacity, from archivist and official historian to label manager. He has written definitive articles on some of Jamaican music’s greatest stars and penned essays for over 500 music collections.

      Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records, this commemorative picture disc LP features a dozen of the label’s biggest chart hits from the 1960s to the 1980s, performed by some of Jamaican music’s greatest stars.

      Pressed from the best possible vinyl, this picture disc features Trojan’s iconic helmet dominating one side of the disc, and the other emblazoned with the strikingly designed Trojan 50 logo.

      With 4 of the dozen tracks UK chart toppers and the remainder all making the British Top 10, the album provides the perfect introduction to the music of the world’s greatest reggae label.


      Various Artists

      This Is Trojan Dub

        Over the past few decades, Jamaican dub has proved to be one of the most influential of Jamaican music forms, inspiring a range of modern genres, from jungle to dubstep.

        This collection brings together some of the finest dub tracks from its heyday, mixed by its many of its most influential creators, including such luminaries as King Tubby, Lee Perry, King Jammy, Errol Thompson, Sylvan Morris and Scientist.

        As with the other releases in the new ‘This Is Trojan’ range, the stylish, distinctively designed package also includes a fully illustrated and annotated 16-page booklet, tracing the development of this ever-popular style.


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        This Is Trojan Roots

          Primarily focusing upon afro-Caribbean themes, notably the Rastafarian faith and the plight of Jamaica’s underprivileged, roots reggae dominated Jamaica’s national landscape throughout the mid-to-late 1970s, making major stars of such talents as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Johnny Clarke.

          The latest release in the newly launched ‘This Is Trojan’ series, this collection showcases 40 of the most popular and significant Jamaican hits of the roots era, performed by many of the biggest names in reggae music. 


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          This Is Trojan

            Containing six vinyl LPs, pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and housed in a high quality card box, ‘This Is Trojan’ is the ultimate introduction to the world’s most popular and iconic Jamaican music label.
            The set comprises 60 ska, rock steady and reggae classics, including no less than 5 UK No. 1s and 35 UK Top 20 hits, with seminal hits from such reggae legends as Desmond Dekker, The Harry J All Stars, Ken Boothe, John Holt, Bob & Marcia, The Maytals and The Pioneers.

            This stunningly designed package is dressed in original imagery and features a typically fascinating essay from legendary DJ and long time Trojan fan, Don Letts.

            Whether you are a die-hard Trojan fan and simply wish to enjoy the very best vintage Jamaican sounds on the format for which it was originally created, ‘This Is Trojan’ is an essential addition to your vinyl library.


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            Monkey Business : The 7" Vinyl Box Set

              The past few years has seen a significant surge in demand for ‘skinhead’ or ‘boss’ reggae from the late sixties and early seventies.

              Last year, in response to this demand, Trojan released an expanded CD version of the classic ‘Monkey Business’ LP, which originally saw issue as a vinyl LP in 1980, at the height of the 2Tone era.

              And it is that seminal collection that provides the basis for this set, comprising 20 of the most popular dancefloor fillers from the boss reggae era, performed and produced by some of Jamaica’s greatest talents, spread across ten 7” vinyl singles – the format for which they were originally intended.

              All of the records come housed in a ‘Hot Shot’ card sleeve that replicates those manufactured by Trojan during the original era, while the set also includes a attractive card insert, featuring eye-catching imagery and fascinating commentaries on each of the singles.




              In the mid-1970s, many UK-based reggae fans found musical fulfillment in the first home-produced style to be successfully exported to Jamaica: Lovers Rock. This romantic style continued to dominate the UK scene well into the eighties and beyond, with both British and Jamaican acts enjoying considerable success on the reggae and mainstream pop charts. Featured here are 10 of the best-loved Lovers Rock tracks ever released, performed by some of its greatest exponents, with many of these recordings appearing on vinyl for the first time since their original release.


              FORMAT INFORMATION

              LP Info: Pressed on high quality 180gm vinyl and presented in a stylishly designed sleeve.

              King Tubby And The Aggrovators

              Foundation Of Dub

              The late great King Tubby with 28 tracks produced by Bunny Lee from the golden age of dub reggae. Trojan Records usual high standard of sleevenotes and sparkling remastered sound mixed by the Dub Master. Essential classic dub.


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