Wolverhampton in Dub

by Capital Letters

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    Dub version of the critically acclaimed Wolverhampton album mixed by Oldwah.

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‘Wolverhampton in Dub’
CAPITAL LETTERS
Released on CD and Digital Download 16TH October 2015

Earlier this year, Capital Letters released “Wolverhampton” their first new album in thirty years which received universal praise and outstanding reviews. Vive Le Rock magazine compared it to Marvin Gaye's “What's Going On” calling it “a barnstormer of an album that instantly get's under your skin and grows in depth and stature with each listen”. Reggaeville suggested it was “a hot contender for album of the year 2015”, Uber Rock's reviewer stated: “There is not a weak track on this album, in fact I would go as far as to say this is potentially the best reggae LP I have reviewed so far!!!!! Definitely the strongest album I have heard from the genre in a very long time”. Record Collector praised the songs serious heavy messages awarding the album four stars.

With such fantastic reviews and an equally positive reaction from fans, we decided not to delay any longer with the release of the album's dub counterpart “Wolverhampton in Dub”. For this version, we shine the spotlight on mixing engineer and Sugar Shack regular Dave 'Oldwah' Sandford who was given free reign and has produced something to be proud of.

Dave was really looking forward to mixing this album as in his words; “the quality of the recordings engineered by Noel Brown were superb as was the musicianship from Capital Letters. Even working on the vocal tracks I sort of knew what I was going to do and kept all the ideas locked in my head.” For Dave the dub mixes gave him the opportunity to make something out of the secondary instruments: “The harmless little clav stabs can suddenly be expanded, the mild refrain of a flute can be worked on to become a major part of a track giving an eeriness over a stripped down drum and bass. On “Thanks and Praise” the picking guitar really got to me, so catchy and insistent so it was used to the maximum, making it the featured instrument.”

“I had a free licence, so if I wanted the kick drum to sound like a wrecking ball demolishing a building I could and DID. I wanted the rhythm guitar to kick like a knife, the bass to pound your stomach and the bubble organ to sound like a mutant dragon breathing. On these dubs I just went with what I wanted to hear, of course there are the norms for dub albums, but I wanted to take it further, trying to do things that haven't been done. That's a difficult thing to do as the path is well trodden.”

Dave has more than succeeded, he's achieved something unique. This album has echoes from the entire history of dub reggae in all its incarnations, snatches of music that sound familiar and yet it also manages to forge that most difficult of things, a new direction for the genre. This is Dave's strongest work for us and will no doubt gain him a flurry of new fans; 'Oldwah' is becoming the dub master.

Capital Letters “Wolverhampton in Dub” features 17 tracks including three alternate versions and is released on CD and digital download by Sugar Shack Records on 16TH October 2015. The last words should belong to Dave 'Oldwah' Sandford: “I can say that I had a really fantastic time creating the dub counterpart to “Wolverhampton”. I'm really hoping that this album will appeal to those who like dub and also to those who don't, 'cause there's something in there for everyone.”

ARTIST: Capital Letters
TITLE: “Wolverhampton in Dub”
RELEASE DATE: 16th October 2015
LABEL: Sugar Shack Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: FOD109CD
BARCODE: 5052571062128
GENRE: Dub, Reggae

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released September 8, 2015

Capital Letters
Wolverhampton In Dub

1. Jah Music (Dub)
2. Wolf (Dub)
3. Roots Music (Dub)
4. Opportunity (Dub)
5. Wolverhampton (Dub)
6. Dat Nah Stop (Dub)
7. Thanks and Praise (Dub)
8. Try Try Try (Dub)
9. Tell Me What's Wrong (Dub)
10. Movie Star (Dub)
11. Pumping (Dub)
12. Jamaica (Dub)
13. False Natty (Dub)
14. A Place on Earth (Dub)

Bonus tracks

15. Jamaica (Alt Dubwise)
16. False Natty (Alt Dubwise)
17. Wolverhampton (Stripped down Oldwah)

All songs written by G Brown Jnr & Lukas Daley
All songs published by Archive Publishing Ltd 2015

Lead vocals G Brown Jnr and Lukas Daley
Guitar - Lukas Daley ( Ladie-dee )
Bass - G Brown Jnr ( JB )
Lead Guitar - Joseph Sullivan
Keyboards - Vincent Pryce & Matthew Graham
Drums - Dennis Watson
Main backing vocals - Tasheka Coe & Steve Ital
Additional backing vocals - Yvonne James (Dat Nah Stop & Try Try Try)
Horns - Kadeem
Percussion - Colin Palmer, James Archer
Additional vocals – Danny ‘Teacher’ McKen

Tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, Lead vocals and backing vocal recorded at Mind Searching Studio, Birmingham - Engineer Wooley

All other recordings and lead vocals recorded at Noel Browne Music Studio - Engineer Noel Browne

All tracks produced by G Brown Jnr & Lukas Daley
All Dubs mixed by Dave ‘Oldwah’ Sandford
All tracks owned by Capital Letters and exclusively licenced to Sugar Shack Records

Mastered by Steve Street
Compiled by Martin Langford

(p)&(c) Sugar Shack Records 2015

For UK Bookings : pip@midnightmango.co.uk
For European Bookings: jerome@arkaproductions.com

www.sugarshackrecords.co.uk
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Capital letters wish to thank:
Rose Brown, Rodrick Harvey (RIP), Respect to all past Capital Letters members, Mike Darby and Martin Langford (Reggae Archive Records/Sugar Shack Records), Jerome and Manu (Arka Productions), Oldwah, special thanks to Ray Lewis for his support

Engineer: Noel Browne started his music career while still in Primary School. He followed in the footsteps of his older brothers Glen (bassist) and Dalton (guitarist), they became known as The Browne Bunch. They recorded their first single along with their two younger brothers Clevie and Steely (In Crowd Band) and Danny (guitarist). Noel went on to play keyboards for the Studio One Band, Tazi Gang and the Maytals, both in studio and also on the road.

Noel built his first recording studio in 1987 (New Name Music) where he broke new acts such as Luchiano, Mikey Spice, Jack Radics and many others. He then built Big Ship Recording Studios in 1995 where he continued to record his main act, Freddie McGregor, as well as acts like The Wailing Souls, Mikey Spice, Papa San and others. More recently Noel moved to the UK where he built Noel Browne Music Studio where he works on the production of live recordings, mixing and mastering.

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