By the time he released Ital Dub in 1975, Augustus Pablo was already a household name in Jamaica. He was fresh off the success of his album Rebel Rock Reggae, and about to enter the most prolific period of his career with legendary dub engineer King Tubby, this being their first collaboration.
Recorded and mixed by Tubby at his studio, Ital Dub, produced by Tommy Cowan and Warwick Lyn, features Pablo lending his signature melodica work to originals (“Eli’s Move,” “Shake Up”) and covers from Bob Marley (“Rebel Music,” “Natty Dread”), Peter Tosh (“Funeral”) and Junior Byles (“Curly Locks,” “Irie Feelings”). Overlooked at the time of its initial release, Ital Dub has since been recognized as a worthy entry in Pablo’s stellar catalog and “one of the most innovative albums of the decade” (AllMusic.com).
After producing top quality reissues from Lee “Scratch” Perry and King Tubby, Get On Down is proud to present another Jamaican dub classic, featuring a new digital audio transfer from the original analog tapes.