The Paragons were on the finest vocal harmony reggae bands. With their northern soul influenced debut album On The Beach
they created their own essential reggae album. It features one of their
best known songs, the 60s hit "The Tide Is High", later on successfully
covered by Blondie. It's just one of the many songs in which they show
their harmonic sounds. Other gems which are recorded for the album are
"Island in the Sun" and "Happy-Go-Lucky Girl".
Formed in Kingston, Jamaica, the Paragons
originally started out as a vocal group heavily influenced by American
Soul music. After John Holt joined the group and became its leader they
softened their soulful sound and went for a more root-heavy, Rocksteady
approach. With success; the Paragons became the most popular Rocksteady
vocal act in Jamaica and in Britain. Money problems eventually led to
the band's breakup but the Paragons recordings are still some of the
most wonderful and sublime moments in Jamaican Pop.
On The Beach is available as a limited pressing of 500 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Featuring the classic Reggae & Rock Steady tracks "On The Beach", "The Tide Is High" and more
- Limited pressing of 500 individually numbered copies on Red vinyl