Earth Feel It - Xterminator Single Box-Set for Record Store Day 2020
03/05/2020 by Reggaeville
Earth Feel It is a 45 collector’s dream, a deluxe 7x7-inch vinyl box set of deep cuts, rarities, and previously unreleased recordings from (Producer) Fatis Burrell’s iconic reggae and dancehall label Xterminator. Xterminator is the label that launched the careers of Luciano, Sizzla, and Turbulence, among others.
The collection, which spans 1993-2009, was drawn in part from XTM.Nation’s two-volume digital releases, Fatis Tapes In The Oven Vols. 1 & 2, from unissued recordings in the VP Records archives and also includes several deep cuts not previously available on the 7-inch format.
The title is taken from the topical track Earth Feel It by Chezidek and also features Dennis Brown’s rare 1990s remake of his Studio One hit No Man Is An Island, Marcia Griffiths' deep roots burner Jah Is, Luciano's heartful adaptation of Eden Ahbez’s "Nature Boy", Beres Hammond’s What A Gwan (from the album Full Attention), plus tracks from Sizzla (Hail Selassie and Distance Away), Turbulence (You Never Been There and True Story), Nadine Sutherland (Don’t Throw Pearls), Gott-Yo (Jah Protect Me), and Singing Cologne (Do Some Good). While five of the seven singles are double A-sides, two feature signature Xterminator/Firehouse Crew dub mixes.
This set (limited to 1500 copies) was compiled by vinyl specialist DJ Carter Van Pelt, curator of VP's acclaimed "Down In Jamaica" 40-year retrospective box set. Packaging: 7 x 7” Vinyl packed into 7-inch sized clam shell Box, custom black sleeves, all new label design, shrink-wrapped, EU-pressing.
Release date: August 28, 2020 (Moved from April 18, 2020) - Record Store Day
The deluxe album package was hand illustrated by Costantinos Pissourios aka Versioncos14 and includes a 14-inch by 14-inch poster of the original cover art and liner notes.
A1. No Man Is An Island - Dennis Brown
B1. Nature Boy - Luciano
A1. Jah Is - Marcia Griffiths
B1. Earth Feel It - Chezidek
A1. Distance Away - Sizzla
B1. What A Gwan - Beres Hammond
A1. Hail Selassie - Sizzla
B1. Don’t Throw Pearls - Nadine Sutherland
A1. True Story - Turbulence
B1. Do Some Good Version - Xterminator Crew
A1. Do Some Good - Singing Cologne
B2. True Story Version - Xterminator Crew
A1. Jah Protect Me - Gott-Yo
B1. You Never Been There - Turbulence