Culture clashes seven sevens

VP Records has recently put out a collectors box set with material from fire and brimstone vocal group Culture, an outfit lead by the unmistakable voice of the late Joseph Hill.

Seven Sevens Clash is an appropriate title for the box since it collects seven hard to find 7” produced by the Mighty Two – producer Joe Gibbs and engineer Errol T – responsible for the highly acclaimed album Two Sevens Clash released in 1977.

The seven inches have the vocals on the A side and its dub counterpart on the B side and are pressed with the original Joe Gibbs label sleeves and collected in a hard box set.

The vocal tracks are probably familiar to many reggae addicts with classics such as See Them A Come, Two Sevens Clash and I’m Not Ashamed. The dub versions might be less familiar, even though most of them are easily available today on CD and digital download.

Joseph Hill’s singing is rugged and passionate, while some of the mixes – particularly Informer Version – sounds like they have been mixes by Jacques Cousteau.

The box set is limited to one pressing and comes with an MP3 download card.

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