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Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 hits the shelves

Bristol Archive Records has released the third instalment in a series of classic reggae from the city, entitled Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 – The 80’s Part 2.

The 15-track album, of which 11 are previously unreleased, is arguably the strongest of the three-part collection and has a strong leaning towards the roots side of reggae.


TALISMAN live at the Fleece, Bristol: fan-filmed video footage available

UK roots reggae band TALISMAN performed live at the Fleece in Bristol last night. Fan-filmed video of the show, including tracks "Nitty Gritty" and "Stride On", can be viewed below.

The homecoming gig, with support from PAPA ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM, concludes a successful year for the Bristol group, after the release of Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection, followed by the group’s first Bristol show for 20 years back in May.

The track "Stride On" features on the Dole Age... LP; here it is live:


Pre-TALISMAN ‘lost’ reggae album: new release date set

Bristol Archive Records will soon release a new ‘lost’ album from REVELATION ROCKERS - the band that went on to form UK reggae stalwarts TALISMAN.

It’s not known what prevented the release back in 1979, however, the long-overdue Jah Praises will finally hit the shelves on 5 March next year.