The End of an American Dream Lee "Scratch" Perry
50th Grammy Awards Nominee
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The End of an American Dream is a Grammy® nominated Best Reggae Album by the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry. For the uninitiated, Lee "Scratch" Perry was one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. Not only did he help develop the early reggae sound captured in a number of important recordings, but as an engineer, producer, songwriter, and performer he pioneered a number of innovations, including dub reggae. Here, Lee Perry brought forward a timely narrative drawn from his spirituality and the day's global events, setting a seductive lyric and counterpoint to a post-modern dub rhythm provided by multi-instrumentalist Steve Marshall and producer Steve Marshall (also known as John Saxon). Ever observant and at times playful, Lee Perry's commentary touches us all.

Produced by John Saxon for State of Emergency Limited

Words by Lee "Scratch" Perry
Music by Steve Marshall
Recorded and Mixed at State of Mind Studios, England
Vocals by Lee "Scratch" Perry
All instruments played by Steve Marshall
Photos of Lee Perry by John Saxon
Photo of John Saxon by Luke Marshall
Design by Count Zero
Cover Design by State of Emergency Limited
Mastered by John Palmer at Andro-Media
1 Disarm 4:53
2 Are You Ready? 0:22
3 The End of an American Dream 5:39
4 One God Rain 5:00
5 So Be It 0:09
6 I Will Be There 4:39
7 I Am the God of Fire 4:58
8 The Lord's Prayer 0:27
9 I Am New Yorker 5:13
10 Teddy Bear 6:48
11 Hallo Jamaica 5:33
12 Shazam 5:05
13 Memories 5:32
14 Vooba Skooba 4:46
15 Cats Bats Rats 0:11
16 Disco Cats 4:50

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