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Christian Eede
15 March 2024, 14:30

Legendary UK dub group Creation Rebel to reissue albums via On-U Sound

Six albums, and an anthology box set of the group's work, will be issued by the label

Black and white photo of Creation Rebel sitting on a car

Seminal UK dub group Creation Rebel are to be the focus of a new reissue campaign by Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label.

On 29th March, six of the group's classic albums, originally released between 1978 and 2023, will receive fresh vinyl pressings courtesy of the imprint. The reissues will cover 'Dub From Creation' (1978), 'Close Encounters Of The Third World' (1978), 'Rebel Vibrations' (1979), 'Starship Africa' (1980), 'Psychotic Jonkanoo' (1981) and 'Hostile Environment' (2023).

In addition, On-U Sound will release a six-disc CD box set, 'High Above Harlesden (1978-2023)', which spans 45 years of material by the dub group. 

Creation Rebel was originally assembled as a studio project by a young Adrian Sherwood for his first album recording session. This resulted in 1978's 'Dub From Creation', which was engineered by UK dub pioneer DennisBovell.

The group evolved from there, becoming the European touring band for another pioneering artist in Prince Far I and recording a further series of albums, with band leader and line-up mainstay CrucialTonyPhillips having more creative input as time went on. Together with drummer Charlie Eskimo Fox and Ranking Magoo, Phillips continues to lead the band in the present day.

Check out the full 'High Above Harlesden' set ahead of its release later this month below.