Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Bonus Track Version)
Easy Star All-Stars
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||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. Junior Jazz)||Easy Star All-Stars||2:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||With a Little Help from My Friends (feat. Luciano)||Easy Star All-Stars||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Frankie Paul)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Getting Better (feat. the Mighty Diamonds)||Easy Star All-Stars||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fixing a Hole (feat. Max Romeo)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||She's Leaving Home (feat. Kirsty Rock)||Easy Star All-Stars||3:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (feat. Ranking)||Easy Star All-Stars||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Within You Without You (feat. Matisyahu)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. Sugar Minott)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lovely Rita (feat. Bunny Rugs and U Roy)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Steel Pulse)||Easy Star All-Stars||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise)||Easy Star All-Stars||1:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Day In the Life (feat. Michael Rose and Menny More)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||With a Little Dub from My Friends (feat. Luciano and U Roy) [Bonus Track]||Easy Star All-Stars||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kaleidoscope Dub (Bonus Track)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
New York City’s Easy Star All-Stars have recorded their own songs before, but it’s their clouded, dubbed-out versions of other people’s music that has garnered them a following. Like 2003’s Dub Side of the Moon (a reggae take on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety) and 2006’s Radiodread (a hemp-friendly covering of Radiohead’s OK Computer steeped in old Trojan label ska influences), 2009’s Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band ambitiously takes on The Beatles’ entire magnum opus Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. The band did their homework in Beatles arrangements and in the history of ‘70s dub, proving to be great musicians. The flowing version of “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” boasts some soulful guest vocals by Dancehall star Frankie Paul, and the uplifting take on “Good Morning Good Morning” features Steel Pulse. Michael Rose and Menny More give “A Day In the Life” a new kind of melancholy, but “Fixing a Hole” sounds like it was originally penned as a reggae song.
Do yourself a favor, and don't write 'em off without listening to 'em...
ZOMG! These guys ROCK. Usually I hate covered versions of my favorite music - but these guys are in a league of their own. Do yourself a favor, and don't write 'em off without listening to 'em...
ESAS's deliver another hit!
I am a huge fan of the Beatles and also reggae music. In my opinion Easy Star All-Stars have breathed new life into these songs while staying true to the classics all the while. I highly recommend this album.
Another Home Run for Easy Star
Easy Star does it again and I thought it could not be better than Dub Side of the Moon, but it was just as incredible. From the opening all the way to the end, amazing dub mixed with classic rock. Staying true to the original album lyrics and soul, Easy Star produces a dub filled reggae journey. If The Beatles were a reggae band, this is what it would sound like. The guest singers and performers make this album even more dynamic and incredible. The "Within You Without You" with Matisyahu is breath taking and "Good Morning Good Morning" with Steel Pulse just puts a grin from ear to ear on my face. "Fixing a Hole" has an amazing breakdown that is just as great as the breakdown in "Money" on their Dub Side of the Moon album. For $10 this is a must buy for any reggae fan, Easy Star fan, or Beatles fan. Chalk another one up for Easy Star All-Stars.
Years Active: '00s, '10s