Peter Tosh "Legalize It" - Echodelic Remixes - Record Store Day Limited Edition 10" picture disc
Posted by Chris Carey on March 12, 2012 0 Comments
Delicious Vinyl is blazingly proud to release the brand new re-ital-ization of Peter Tosh's legendary single "Legalize It." Featuring four new mixes of the classic track, and contributions from Ranking Joe, Dub Club, and Secret Circuit, this Delicious Vinyl 10-inch picture disc release will please selectors and collectors with equal measure.
Peter Tosh's 1976 solo LP Legalize It featured the smash hit title track, a spirited and penetrating celebration of sacred herbs. Tosh, alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston, was an original member of the reggae's best known group, The Wailers. Before his death in 1987, Tosh acquired acolytes including the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
"Legalize It" remains a pungent prescription. With this new Delicious Vinyl release, the tradition of dub versioning goes higher. "Legalize It (Dub Club remix)" features Ranking Joe, a Kingston native and a dub reggae legend. A strong presence on the L.A. reggae scene via his live appearances on Wednesday nights at Dub Club (L.A.'s premier roots music nightspot), Ranking Joe sports a mellifluous microphone style, the ideal foil for Tosh's original vocal.
The 10-inch release is backed with "Legalize It (Secret Circuit's Echodelic Shockblast Mix)". The inspired work of Secret Circuit (aka Eddie Ruscha), this version comes with its own voltage-altering, spliff-building dub.
"Judges smoke it/ even the lawyer too," noted Peter Tosh in his immortal song. In a time when Peter Tosh the prophet is at last being heeded by society, Delicious VInyl is proud to refresh the message: Legalize it!