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Released: 20.10.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2016, New York’s mighty Daptone label released Nothing More To Say by rocksteady/reggae outfit The Frightnrs, widely regarded as one of the best roots albums of the century for its blend of soulful rhythms, Studio One-vintage production and Dan Klein’s yearning, melancholy vocals.

The awful loss of Klein to ALS last year makes any new material unlikely but here’s a proper version set courtesy of Victor ‘Ticklah’ Axelrod to keep the fire burning. More To Say Versions isn’t a wild, Black Ark-style flying-faders dub workout, but Ticklah knows his way around a desk and there’s some real gems here, especially with the foregrounded organ on Hey Brother and snatches of Klein’s sorrowful vocals on their untouchable classic Till Then. Version galore!
 

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