Negril (album)

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Negril is an instrumental album originally released in 1975 from a session produced, arranged and mostly composed by Eric Gale, and including some of Jamaica's best-known musicians. It bears the name of an impoverished Jamaican seaside village Negril which, in 1975, was yet to become a popular tourist destination and had unsophisticated accommodations, but a splendid beach and natural beauty which inspired Gale to memorialize it. Negril was recorded at the Harry J Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. It was originally released in Jamaica by Micron Music Ltd. and in England by Klik Records (KLP9005). In 2003 it was issued as a CD by Roving Spirits (Japan). The CD is now out of print and, because it is not available for legal digital download, sellers demand high prices for used copies.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Eric Gale; except where indicated

  1. "East Side, West Side"
  2. "Negril Sea Sunset"
  3. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley)
  4. "Rasta"
  5. "Lighthouse"
  6. "Negril"
  7. "Red Ground Funk"
  8. "Honey Coral Rock"

(Track order is for CD, not original LP)

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Gale - lead guitar, producer, arranger
  • Aston Barrett - bass guitar
  • Leslie Butler - organ, synthesizer
  • Cedric Brooks - saxophone, percussion
  • Paul Douglas - drums
  • Val Douglas - bass guitar
  • Joe Higgs - percussion
  • Sparrow Martin - drums
  • Keith Sterling - piano
  • Richard Tee - piano
  • Uziah Thompson - percussion
  • Peter Tosh - rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Michael Johnston - executive producer
  • Sylvan Morris - recording engineer
  • Buddy Davidson - mixing engineer
  • Trevor Campbell - art and cover design
  • Recorded at Harry J. Studio, Kingston
  • Mixed at Federal Recording Co.


Total time: 39:53

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