This is simply an essential album: Three discs that contain the best of ska, a rhythm born in Jamaica (pre-dating reggae) and was so popular in England during the sixties (where they call it bluebeat), to the point where it was the inspiration for a movement (the two-tone) that in the early 80ís gave way to Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, Bad Manners and The English Beat as main exports who earned worldwide fame.
All of them, plus the great pioneers of Jamaican Ska (The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Bill Drummond, Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Ken Boothe, etc, etc..) are present in this three-disc album totaling 42 essential songs.
Among all the aural wonders includes the original version of "My Boy Lillipop", global megahit by Millie, in addition to "Our House" by Madness, "Ghost Town" by The Specials and the powerful "Big Fat Man" by Laurel Aitken.
With remastered sound, a spectacular presentation and a selection of devastating songs, this is an album for collecting. Important not only for fans of Ska, but for all lovers of rock and pop culture.