A sublime listening experience of superior reggae music - This essential deluxe edition of ‘Night Food’ features an astonishing 11 previously unreleased works & outtakes, never made the final cut. Comprising Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, the Heptones first burst onto the Jamaican music scene with a series of sublime rock steady and reggae classics recorded for Coxson Dodd’s celebrated Studio One enterprise. By the mid-70s, the trio were regularly recording for Harry Johnson at his studio in Kingston, having scored big with the producer with ‘Book Of Rules’, a highlight of the 1972 cult movie classic, ‘The Harder They Come’. Working at Harry J’s, the group cut enough material for two albums, although only 10 of the tracks were ultimately selected to comprise the new LP, which in March 1976 saw issue as ‘Night Food’.
For about a year after the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, it seemed as though everyone wanted to stage a rock festival. However, The Rolling Stones' disastrous Altamont free concert (documented in the film Gimme Shelter) forever tarnished the image of the rock festival in the U.S., while in Europe, the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was fortunately less deadly than Altamont, but nearly as controversial. Staged by two men with greater ambitions than practical experience (not unlike Woodstock), the festival was held on a small island off the British coast, where some of the finest rock talent of the day – Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Jethro Tull, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, and Kris Kristofferson, among many others – were scheduled to play over the course of five days.