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Mp3 The Congos - Heart Of The Congos

  • Performer: The Congos
  • Album: Heart Of The Congos
  • Label: 17 North Parade, VP Records
  • Catalog #: VPRL4212
  • MP3: 2085 mb | FLAC: 1351 mb
  • Released: 19 May 2017
  • Country: US
  • Style: Roots Reggae, Dub
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 117
  • Category: Reggae
Mp3 The Congos - Heart Of The Congos


1Children Crying
2Open Up The Gate
3Fisherman Dub
4Ark Of The Covenant
5Bring The Mackaback
6Don't Blame It On I
7Noah Sugar Pan
8Foundation Dub
10At The Feast
12Sodom & Gomorrow
13Solid Foundation
14Can't Come In
15Solid Foundation (Disco Cork Mix)
17La La Bam-Bam
18The Wrong Thing
19Congoman Chant
20Congoman (12" Mix)


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneThe Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album)Black ArtnoneJamaica1977
BEAT 2The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE)Go-Feet RecordsBEAT 2UK1980
VPRL1287The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE)VP RecordsVPRL1287US1993
VP4143The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, Red + LP, Comp + Dlx)17 North ParadeVP4143US2008
BEAT 2The Congos Heart Of The Congos ‎(LP, Album, RE)Go-Feet RecordsBEAT 2UK1982


  • Backing VocalsThe Meditations
  • BassBoris Gardiner
  • Coordinator [Reissue Co-ordination], A&RChris O'Brien
  • Design [Album Design]Gillian A. Gordon
  • Design [Reissue]Tony McDermott
  • DrumsMichael Richards, Sly Dunbar
  • Edited ByJerome Francique
  • Executive-ProducerChristopher Chin
  • Lead GuitarErnest Ranglin
  • Liner Notes [October 2016]Harry Wise
  • Mastered ByPeter Gordon-Martin
  • OrganWinston Wright
  • PercussionScully
  • PianoKeith Sterling
  • ProducerLee Perry
  • Remastered ByKevin Metcalfe
  • Rhythm GuitarRobert "Billy" Johnson
  • Written-ByC. Myton, R. Johnson


'3 album set remastered with extra tracks'

This is the remixed version of the album, released in 1978.
VP Records reissued the original 1977 version in April 2017 (Heart Of The Congos).

Cover features hand painted yellow stripes (like the 1977 version).

C4 to F3 are dubs, disco mixes, seven and twelve-inch versions.

℗ 2017 VP Music Group Inc.
© 2017 VP Music Group Inc.


  • Barcode: 0 54645 42121 8
  • Label Code: LC 28703
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): VPRL 4212 A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): VPRL 4212 B MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): VPRL 4212 C MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): VPRL 4212 D MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E runout, etched): VPRL 4212 E MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F runout, etched): VPRL 4212 F MPO


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – VP Music Group, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – VP Music Group, Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Black Ark
  • Mixed At – The Black Ark
  • Remastered At – The Soundmasters
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Manufactured By – VP Records
  • Distributed By – VP Records



Heart Of The Congos - The Congos. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee Scratch Perry at his Black Ark studio with a studio band including Boris Gardiner on bass and Ernest Ranglin on guitar. The album was released in 1977. It is noted as being one of Perry's masterpiece productions of the Black Ark era. The first issue of the LP in Jamaica was a very limited release said to consist of only several hundred copies. It was remastered using the original Black Ark quarter inch master tapes with the. Heart Of The Congos. WMG, Virtual Label LLC от лица компании Blood and Fire BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. LatinAutor, Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA и другие авторские общества 5. Children Crying. The Congos. WMG AMRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor и другие авторские общества 6. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей The Congos. Heart Of The Congos LP, Album. Black Art. Продать эту версию. On Heart of the Congos he was brilliant, and across the record's original ten tracks Perry created a masterpiece of music. Many critics consider this 1977 album one of the best roots records of all time, and at the very least, it was Perry's apex - only Junior Byles' Beat Down Babylon is an equal contender. Which is why it's all the more shocking that the record was turned down by Island, and even back in Jamaica it received only a limited release. It took nearly two decades for Heart of the Congos to reappear, finally reissued with a clutch of period bonus tracks by Blood. Songs in album The Congos - Heart Of The Congos 1977. The Congos - Fisherman. The Congos - Congoman. The Congos - Open Up The Gate. The Congos - Children Crying. The Congos - La La Bam-Bam. The Congos - Can't Come In. The Congos - Sodom And Gomorrow. The Congos - The Wrong Thing. The Congos - Ark Of The Covenant. The Congos - Solid Foundation. The Congos - At The Feast. The Congos - Nicodemus. Which is why it's all the. Lee Perry is generally acknowledged as a production genius, but on occasion that genius can be destructive, and while there's no disputing his talent, sometimes the results can be less than aurally satisfying. This is especially true when it comes to albums, where Perry's efforts were often erratic. Ищете треки из альбома Heart Of The Congos исполнителя The Congos Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. Most important - you can download the album Heart Of The Congos to your computer or phone absolutely free of charge, and without registration. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Album: Heart Of The Congos 2017. Search any pictures , Adult videos and photos , Best world video search Feedback, For copyright holders - . Genre: Roots Reggae. Awesome as these initial songs are, the rest of the release boasts just as much soul and epic sweep. Full Review. Best of 1977. Worst of 1977. Suggest Blurb

This 3xLP release of the Black Ark classic "Heart of the Congos" is an incredible reissue in my opinion! The original album is present in full along with several bonus tracks, dubs, discomixes, etc. Everything here is essential listening, and while I would also like to see the original mix re-released at some point separately, this reissue is by no means worse off for not including it. The art and packaging is top notch as well, with hand painted yellow stripes as per the original pressing. Very well done reissue by 17 North Parade and VP!
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If you're just looking for a solid pressing of this classic album, this is a very good one. I have an earlier VP records pressing and this one blows it away quality-wise. Also, has "Nicodemus", my favorite track.
Has anyone compared this version to the blood and fire release?
Thanks, good to know. Those Music Matters releases are special! Will have to search out a good copy of the Blood & Fire release.
One of the sadest reissue jokes in a long time ... you buy three records and on none of them you will find the orignal mix which you might acutally looking for a long time. Because the original mix just appears on a separate reissue, which is already sold for ridiculous loads of money, because the just pressed a few copies!
I ordered this 3LP set online from my local record store. Even though the description did say that the original mix was included on the third LP, it wasn't. Perhaps there are sets out there that do include the original mix, but based on what other people are writing here and other websites I think it safe to assume that a 3LP set that includes the original mix does not exist. So if you were only planning to buy this set because it promised to include the original mix, don't. Or be very careful to make sure your copy does include it.That being said, if you are looking for a solid release of this album, I doubt you will be disappointed buying this one. Although I won't claim to be an expert on all the different releases of this album, I certainly had no problem with the sound of this one. I even did a quick comparison via Apple Music between the versions found on this set and the original mixes. To be honest I probably liked the version present here beter, although I can't say that for certain after one quick listening session.
For anyone who cares, the 3xCD version from VP has the original mix on CD #3
I am hearing that the 3-LP set follows Disc 1 & 2 from the CD, and is not the original Lee Perry mix. The original mix was issued as a 500 copy Record Store Day UK 2017 release. From a review: "...the set covering only the first two CD's of the CD version spread across the three LP's (i.e. no original Black Ark mixes!)..."
This is an old thread now, but if you are still following it, from what you say do you think the 3 LP set will have just been pressed from the CD set, because if so no point in me buying a vinyl copy of a CD. Thanks.
I'd also like to know whether LP 1 offers the original mix or the later one (with added overdubs etc). The cover with the yellow-overpainted blue sidebars suggests it is the original LP (https://www.discogs.com/de/The-Congos-Heart-Of-The-Congos/release/2151327) which VP also re-released for RSD as a single item (https://www.discogs.com/de/The-Congos-Heart-Of-The-Congos/release/10174316), but then the labels are clearly those from the second version (https://www.discogs.com/de/The-Congos-Heart-Of-The-Congos/release/1723637) that's been disseminated ever since. The VP website is lamentably short of information on this. Has anyone bought the set and is able to tell us? Some background information seems to be included on the back of the inner sleeve around LP 1, unfortunately, the picture included above is too small to read. Any help available out there?
Hi the_real_teamforest, Thanks for checking the liner notes and for sharing the information provided in them here. The thing is that the B&F edition, much work as has gone into it, is NOT based on the original mix. If you're interested in the history of the record yourself, you may wish to read the article by Reggae researcher and expert David Katz on the two mixes and the various editions that came out of them here http://www.upsetter.net/scratch/station/2006/2006_congos.htmBest wishes and thanks again,gluecklichetage
In the liner notes on the sleeve of record 3 it is mentioned explicitly that this is the classic mix, same as on the Blood & Fire record.
Thanks a lot, nmesen, for your message (much appreciated), and also for pointing out VP's terrible marketing. I'll look out for the RSD vinyl edition then.
The recent VP 3xLP does NOT contain the original mix, it only has the more common second mix with the overdubs (same mix as Blood and Fire 2xLP). The marketing on this is terrible (i.e. the painted cover indicating its the original mix). However the recent VP 3xCD contains the original mix and the second overdubbed mix. Bummer, since this 3xLP could have been a complete set of the entire recording sessions on vinyl.
How do you know it does not have the original mix? Thanks
The track listing for the release shows it is not on here. The original mix is on the new 3xCD set though. But the only way to get it on vinyl is to buy the limited version vp released on record store day which they only made 500 copies of. Expensive now.
The good thing is that they seem to have got the right speed with this pressing.Can anyone confirm this?I just tap-tempo-ed "Fisherman"Blood & Fire CD: 84-85bpmRegular VPR pressing: 89bpmThis reissue: 85bpm
So the original mix is only present on the 3CD set? What a disappointment...
thanks for the heads up. I had this one pre-ordered on Amazon and was being prepared for despatch. can't believe Amazon are claiming it has the original mix. this is the only reason I was going to buy this. oh well, going to have to continue the search
I noticed that too, Amazon and quite a few other sites around are listing the third LP as having the Original Black Ark mix on it, and its wrong.Luckily sussed this before my pre-order was sent, so I cancelled it. What a missed oppertunity
Yep gonna have to pass on this. Looks like they did the original mix for that limited record store day version. Not paying the high prices for that either.
Vinyl is in preorder for 32 euros and some people already list it on discog at 90 euros.......It's pure robbery.Don't buy it at this price.
it's £26 on Amazon UK man. damn those flippers! peace
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