Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London


Got a great Kickstarter project here that Disorda put me onto. I’m a big reggae fan and a massive bookworm, so this is the perfect union for me. A gent by the name of Alex Bartsch has come up with the great idea of retracing the London locations used in various British reggae releases between 1967 and 1987 (as above).
As he says on his page “The idea first came to me when I bought the Brixton Cat LP by Joe’s All Stars (Trojan Records, 1969). I live in Brixton and took the record down to the market where the cover photo was shot, holding it up and rephotographing it at arms length, matching up the LP to the background. The second cover was Smiley Culture’s Cockney Translation 12″, which was photographed in Battersea. From then on, I was hooked.”.
He has already done pretty well, amassing over £10,000 of a £15,000 goal and there are still 39 days to go. So if you want to get involved, just head over to his Kickstarter page where there is a whole world of info available and the means to pledge as well. You can find it here.

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