Tighten Up reissued on 2CDs

by Modculture 11 August, 2008

Seminal UK reggae compilation Tighten Up is reissued as a 2CD set today.Tighten_up

The ‘Deluxe Edition’ of the first LP of the Trojan Records series features a whopping 36 bonus tracks from the era, on top of the 12 from the 1969 original tracklisting. Plus this new release has a lavish 20-page booklet about the artists and the history of the series.

Tighten Up Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1. Tighten Up – The Untouchables
2. Kansas City – Joya Landis
3. Spanish Harlem – Val Bennett
4. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs


5. Win Your Love For Me – George A. Penny
6. Donkey Returns – Brother Dan All Stars
7. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – Joyce Bond
8. Angel Of The Morning – Joya Landis
9. Fat Man – Derrick Morgan
10. Soul Limbo – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
11. Mix It Up – The Kingstonians
12. Watch This Sound (For What It’s Worth) – The Uniques
13. Good Ambition – Roy Shirley
14. Out The Light – Joya Landis
15. If I Didn’t Know – Roy Shirley
16. Handy Cap – The Upsetters
17. It’s All In The Game – Val Bennett
18. Tribute To Sir KB – Brother Dan All Stars
19. Robin Hood Rides Again – Aubrey Adams & The Boys
20. Love Letters – Alton Ellis, Phyllis Dillon
21. South Parkway Rock – Val Bennett
22. I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
23. I’ll Be Around – The Kingstonians
24. Out Of Love – The Uniques
Disc 2
1. Eastern Organ – Brother Dan’s All Stars
2. Jackpot – The Pioneers
3. Penny For Your Song – The Federals
4. Memories By The Score – The Paragons
5. Teardrops Falling – The Versatiles


6. Combination – Keeling Beckford


7. The Fiddler – Nehemiah Reed
8. The Russians Are Coming (aka Take 5) – Val Bennett
9. Born To Love You – Derrick Harriott
10. Way Of Life – Glen Brown, Joe White
11. Train To Soulsville – Cool Sticky
12. Intensified Girls – Anderson’s All Stars


13. Bookie Man – Race Fans
14. Uncle Charlie – The Mellotones
15. Nana – The Slickers
16. Good Time Rock – Hugh Malcolm
17. Rent Too High – Ranny Williams, George Regent
18. My Argument – Lloyd Charmers
19. A.B.C. Rocksteady – The Gaylads
20. In Like Flint – The Good Guys
21. Lady With The Starlight – Ken Boothe
22. Catch The Beat – The Pioneers
23. Dance With Me – Delano Stewart


24. Hold You Jack – Derrick Morgan

Essential listening for the summer, we’re sure you’ll agree. Tighten Up deluxe edition is out now on Sanctuary and costs £12.99 from Amazon here.