Police and Thieves (album)

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Police and Thieves
Studio album by Junior Murvin
Released 1977
Recorded Black Ark Studio, Washington Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Reggae
Length 37:59
Label Island
Producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Junior Murvin chronology
Police and Thieves
(1977)
Tedious
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
The Daily Telegraph 5/5 stars[3]
The Independent (very favorable)[4]

Police and Thieves is an album by Junior Murvin and backing band The Upsetters, released in 1977. Along with The Heptones' Party Time and Max Romeo's War Ina Babylon, this album is considered part of a Black Ark Lee 'Scratch' Perry-produced "holy trinity".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Junior Murvin and Lee "Scratch" Perry; except where indicated

Original LP[edit]

  1. "Roots Train"
  2. "Police and Thieves"
  3. "Solomon" (Murvin)
  4. "Rescue Jah Children"
  5. "Tedious"
  6. "False Teachin" (Perry)
  7. "Easy Task" (Murvin)
  8. "Lucifer"
  9. "Workin' in the Cornfield" (Perry)
  10. "I Was Appointed" (Murvin)

2003 CD re-release[edit]

  1. "Roots Train"
  2. "Police and Thieves"
  3. "Solomon"
  4. "Rescue Jah Children"
  5. "Tedious"
  6. "False Teachin"
  7. "Easy Task"
  8. "Lucifer"
  9. "Working in the Cornfield"
  10. "I Was Appointed"
  11. "Childhood Sweetheart" (Murvin)
  12. "Bad Weed" (Discomix)
  13. "Roots Train" (Discomix)
  14. "Memories" (B-side of "Police and Thieves")
  15. "Rasta Get Ready" (Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready")

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]