Published: Eye Books (July 2018)
The definitive history as the iconic label turns 50
Trojan Records was founded in 1968, its mission to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half-century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations.
The Story of Trojan Records is a fully illustrated coffee-table book, containing hundreds of photographs, record sleeves, labels and archive material, much of it not seen for many years. It forms part of the label’s official 50th anniversary celebrations, which will include special vinyl releases, a major exhibition at Somerset House, festival takeovers and a documentary film set for cinema release.
OUT JULY 2018, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Trojan marches on at 50: the Jamaica Observer celebrates the publication of the book and talks to Laurence.