Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' is often referred to as one of the best dub albums of all time, but we'll leave that judgement over to you. The album, which was first released on Hudson's own Mamba label back in 1974, was already reissued a first time by Blood and Fire in 1994, but 17 North Parade now presents this Deluxe Edition featuring in addition to the original 12 dubs, 8 vocal cuts over the same riddims (even including two never before released tracks: 'Be Still', the vocal counterpart to 'Don't Move', and the soulful closing track 'Still Water', a cover version of the eponymous hit by soul legends The Four Tops and the vocal counterpart to 'Depth Charge'). Among the riddims on 'Pick A Dub' two Abysinnians classics, Satta (here spelled 'Satia') and Declaration Of Rights ('Black Right') and also a version of S 90 Skank (opener and title track 'Pick A Dub' and 'Fat Baby', the version by Augustus Pablo). That being said, our attention was especially drawn to 'Michael Talbot Affair', a dub version of the melody to The Animals' 'House Of The Rising Sun', and, as 'Addis Ababa (Place In Africa)', on this deluxe edition also featured in a vocal version by Delroy Wilson. 'Pick A Dub' was already a classic in its own right, but thanks to 17 North Parade/VP Records is now given even more luster!