At long last- the new LP of hard roots and dub tracks from the legendary singer of Jamaican reggae icons The Ethiopians is available now from Young Cub Records! This 1st pressing special edition 12″ LP is limited to 500 copies on beautiful clear teal vinyl. In addition to an instant download of the full album in MP3 format, all orders will receive a special digital booklet. This 12-page PDF contains extended liners featuring an in-depth interview with Leonard by Leroy Jodie Pierson, co-author of Bob Marley & The Wailers: The Definitive Discography. Also included are photos of Leonard Dillon recording the album with The Silvertones, as well as pages from Dillon’s original songbook with lyrics from The Ethiopian.
The album contains nine brand new, original songs featuring vocal harmonies by The Silvertones, plus players from John Brown’s Body & 10 Ft. Ganja Plant. Produced by Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (John Brown’s Body, The Aggrolites, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant) and mastered by Kevin Metcalfe (Greensleeves Records, Blood & Fire) at Abbey Road Studios.
We are honored to have worked with the Late, Great Leonard Dillon and hope this release is another avenue in which his music and legend will live on.