Life Between Islands album triple vinyl LP
Life Between Islands album triple vinyl LP
Life Between Islands album triple vinyl LP
Life Between Islands album triple vinyl LP

Life Between Islands album triple vinyl LP

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Chosen by Lauren Laverne as her compliation album of the week on her BBC Radio 6 Music breakfast show

This heavyweight triple vinyl has been compiled by Soul Jazz Records inspired by and in honour of Tate Britain’s Life Between Islands exhibition. Exploring the most important Black British musical styles to emerge out of the distinctly Caribbean world of sound systems, the album is a journey through Roots Reggae, Jungle/Drum & Bass, Jazz-Funk, Lovers Rock, Jazz, Dubstep and more.

‘There is probably no better or more appropriate way to celebrate Tate Britain’s exhibition, “Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now”, than with an accompanying compilation album. As with the art itself, music has all the possibilities to reflect its surroundings through an array of lenses limited only by the creator’s imagination. Hence this astutely conceived and compiled soundtrack is as beautiful and as varied as the art itself, offering stories of immigration and settlement that can exist without filters or outside interference, providing a vivid snapshot of one of the cornerstones of black British culture.’ – Lloyd Bradley, author

Many of the tracks represent how Black British artists defined their own identity with songs such as Brown Sugar’s righteous ‘Black Pride’, ‘I’m In Love with A Dreadlocks’ and Tabby Cat Kelly’s powerful ‘Don’t Call Us Immigrants’. As well as being musically rooted in the distinctly Jamaican-born phenomenon of the sound system, much of this identity is also shaped by the triangular relationship of being British-born, of Caribbean heritage, and with an equal love of African-American Jazz, Funk and Soul.

Sub-titled ‘Soundsystem Culture – Black Musical Expression 1973-2006’ this deluxe a heavyweight triple vinyl comes complete with slipcase and digital release. Lloyd Bradley (author of Bass Culture and Sounds Like London), provides the excellent sleeve notes, accompanied by exclusive photography.

Tracklisting:

1. Black Slate - Sticks Man (3.36)
2. Dee Sharp - Rising To The Top (4.44)
3. Asher Senator - One Bible (5.01)
4. Cymande - Fug (4.27)
5. Digital Mystikz - Misty Winter (4.54)
6. Winston Curtis - Be Thankful For What You’ve Got (5.37)
7. Trevor Hartley - It Must Be Love (3.24)
8. Shut Up and Dance - Java Bass (3.49)
9. Brown Sugar - Black Pride (3.25)
10. The Terrorist - RK1 (6.26)
11. Black Harmony - Don’t Let It Go To Your Head (7.20)
12. Pebbles - Positive Vibrations (3.47)
13. Ragga Twins - Ragga Trip (4.37)
14. Funk Masters - Love Money (6.30)
15. Cosmic Idren - Compelled (3.37)
16. Harry Beckett - No Time For Hello (8.44)
17. Janet Kay and Alton Ellis - Still In Love (3.30)
18. Sandra Reid - Ooh Boy (3.49)
19. Tabby Cat Kelly – Don’t Call Us Immigrants (5.53)
20. Brown Sugar – I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks (3.23)
  • Exhibition Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
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Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

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Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

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Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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