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Heavy Rain

Lee "Scratch" Perry

Heavy Rain

Reworked versions, plus two new songs, from the 2019 album Rainford by the Jamaican dub pioneer co-produced by Adrian Sherwood

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    More than just a remix album, Heavy Rain stands out on its own merit, demonstrating that Perry's inspiration and creative drive haven't dulled in his advanced age
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    A masterclass in mixology. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Reggae/dub comes no more vital, nor far-sighted, in 2019. Print edition only

  4. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The dub innovator reworks 2019’s Rainford, stripping the original down into a form that is warmer and weirder
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  5. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Rainford was haled as a return to form, and Heavy Rain - an album of re-versions helmed by Sherwood accompanied by a suite of guests - feels similarly vital. Print edition only

  6. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    This deep into his career, Scratch seems determined to leave no boundary unpushed
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