VA - Trojan Box Set - A Jamaican Story (2001)
Number of Discs: 30 | EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks) - Cue - Log | Artwork | 6.32 GBGenre: Reggae | Format: Box set | Label: Sanctuary/Red
Numbered Limited Edition in a Gold Embossed Box. 500 Tracks on 30 CDs with Tracks from the Greatest Names in Reggae: Lee Perry, Bob Marley, I-Roy, Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Justin Hines, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ethiopians, the Upsetters, King Tubby, Big Youth, Tommy Mccook, U-Roy, Gregory Isaacs, Derrick Morgan, Delroy Wilson, Dennis Alcapone, Dave Barker, Marcia Griffiths, Toots & the Maytals, Prince Far-I and Many More.
This whopping 30-CD box set gathers together the best of Trojan's three-disc box set series. Included are the Ska, DJ, Dub, Instrumentals, Jamaican Superstars, Lovers, Producer Series, Rocksteady, Roots, and Tribute to Bob Marley volumes, each of which can be found under Trojan Box Set for their individual reviews. What's lacking here is a booklet with additional notes and information; the bulk seems to demand some extra coverage and care, yet all that's here are the original notes of each volume -- only as much text as can fit on the back of the CD sleeves. From a music standpoint, however, this box is excellent; a truly diverse and comprehensive collection. Of the 500 songs, less than ten reappear on another volume, so you get a more-than-satisfying amount of music spanning the history of the Trojan label.
--- Joslyn Layne, All Music Guide