Following up on Easy Stars All-Stars’ hugely successful reggae tribute albums Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the New York-based reggae tribute super-group’s adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Easy Star’s Thrillah will be released in the UK in August 2012 and a 16 date UK tour has been confirmed for November 2012, which coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the original album’s release. The band’s live show is legendary, and having performed at Glastonbury Festival 2009 on 3 days across 3 stages (including the Pyramid Stage), was nominated for a UK Festival Award. Easy Star’s Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse roster of guests, including Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey’s McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel’s highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. www.easystar.com
Joining the Easy Stars are Jamaican roots legend Prince Alla with Mista Savona, electronic artists Jpod (Canada) and Spoonbill (Omelette Records), NZ’s Cornerstone Roots & 1814, Mama Kin, Sydney’s reggae invasion Kingtide and The Strides, Uk producer Lotek and over 80 bands, Dj’s, Dance Troupes, Visual and Circus acts.