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Full details revealed for Bristol Reggae Explosion Live CD/DVD

Bristol Archive Records is set to release ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live 2012’ on 3 June with all profits donated to the St. Paul’s Carnival (6 July).

The 17-track CD and 11-track DVD, which will also be available as digital downloads, feature performances from various artists from the Bristol reggae scene.

For the past three years, Bristol Archive Records have shone a light on the city’s reggae music legacy. Last year they decided to turn the spotlight on the artists themselves and so in August, a 'who’s who' of Bristol reggae artists gathered together for The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live at Temple Meads.

It was a unique chance to enjoy more than 10 of the city’s finest performers sharing the same stage, and in some cases for the first time in two decades.

Film makers from 8th Sense Media and the “Dubplate To Dubstep” Ujima Radio film project documented the evening.

The DVD contains 11 performances from LORD JOHN HUTCHINSON, BUNNY MARRETT, DENNIS MCCALLA aka DALLAS, POPSY CURIOUS, GLEN CROOKES, DAN RATCHET, JASHWHA MOSES and the mighty TALISMAN. The accompanying CD contains tracks from WINSTON MINOTT, VERONICA MORRISON aka VEEREAL, VIBES and COOL RUNNINGS.

In related news, Bristol Archive Records is set to put out a 30th anniversary re-release of BLACK ROOTS' self-titled album.

With the release of the latest BLACK ROOTS album On The Ground and its dub counterpart On The Ground In Dub via sister label Sugar Shack Records, Bristol Archive Records decided to do something special to celebrate the band’s return to the studio.

This new release will be strictly limited to 500 copies, with 400 copies available for 'Record Store Day' on 20 April and 100 available directly from Bristol Archive Records.

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