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MIGHTY DIAMONDS - DISCOGRAPHY

Last updated: March 2016

THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Official Albums:
.1976 - Right Time - [Aka: "When The Right Time Come (I Need A Roof)" 1976] and [Reissue: "Go Seek Your Rights" 1990]
.1977 - Ice On Fire
.1978 - Planet Earth
.1978 - Planet Mars Dub (The Icebreakers With The Diamonds) - [Dub Version of "Planet Earth"]
.1978 - Stand Up To Your Judgment
.1979 - Deeper Roots - (Aka: "Deeper Roots Plus Dub" 1979) and [Reissue: "Deeper Roots (Back To The Channel)" 2002]
.1980 - Tell Me What's Wrong
.1981 - Reggae Street
.1981 - Changes
.1982 - Dubwise - (Dub Version of "Changes")
.1982 - Indestructible - (Includes: 9 tracks from "Changes" + 2 previously unreleased)
.1982 - The Roots Is Here - (Reissue: "Ebony And Ivory" 1983)
.1983 - Leaders Of Black Countrys - Showcase Album
.1983 - Heads Of Government
.1984 - Backstage
.1984 - Kouchie Vibes
.1984 - Diamonds Are Forever
.1985 - Pass The Kouchie - (Reissue: "Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World" 2004).
.1985 - Live In Tokyo
.1985 - Struggling
.1986 - If You Looking For Trouble
.1987 - The Real Enemy
.1988 - Never Get Weary
.1988 - Get Ready
.1989 - Live In Europe
.1989 - Ready For The World
.1991 - Jam Session
.1991 - Patience
.1992 - Live At Reggae Sunsplash 1982 (Mighty Diamonds & Mutabaruka)
.1992 - The Moment Of Truth
.1993 - Bust Out
.1994 - Speak The Truth
.1998 - Stand Up
.2001 - Rise Up
.2001 - The Best Of Reggae Live (Frankie Paul & Mighty Diamonds)
.2006 - Thugs In The Streets - (New and Old Tracks Revisited)
.2008 - Inna De Yard - (Acoustic Album)


2) Collaborations & Guest appearances:
[Partial]:
.1979 - Disco Showcase (Leroy Smart: Featuring The Mighty Diamonds)
.1979 - Trinity Meet The Mighty Diamonds


3) Compilation with previously material:
.1993 - Paint It Red
[Compilation of singles issued between 1985 and 1990. Some tunes appear for the first time in an album on CD]
.2004 - Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World
[Compilation of hits with 5 previously unreleased. Includes the full Album "Pass The Kouchie"]
.2013 - Pass The Knowledge: Reggae Anthology  - (See Review by Christian Lacoste)
[Compilation of hits with some previously unreleased]


4) Compilation/Best Of:
.1978 - The Best Of - (Channel one Label)
.1981 - Vital Selection - (Virgin Label)
.1985 - The Mighty Diamonds Meets Don Carlos & Gold At The Channel One Studio - (Hitbound Label) - [Includes the full album "Right Time" 1976]
.1987 - From The Foundation - (The Mighty Diamonds & The Tamlins)
.1990 - Go Seek Your Rights - (Virgin Label) - (Includes: "Right Time" 1976 + Tracks Compilation)
.1994 - Works - (Victor/JVC)
.1996 - From The Foundation - (Gone Clear/Jet Star)
.1997 - Ras Portraits
.1997 - "The Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: 20 Hits" - (Channel One Label) - (Includes 2 Full Albums: "Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978 and "Tell Me What's Wrong" 1978]
.1997 - Maximum Replay - (Gone Clear/Jet Star)
.1998 - Right Time Come (Nyc Music Label)
.1999 - Indestructible: Anthology Volume 1 - (Bad Gong Label)
.2000 - Mighty Diamonds The Classics... - (Mci label)
.2000 - Everlasting: 30th Anniversary - (D-£ Entertainment)
.2000 - Natural Natty Reggae - (Mèlodie)
.2000 - Mighty Diamonds: The Classics Of Jamaica's Finest Vocal Trio - (Music Club) - [Includes the full album "The Moment Of Truth" 1992 + Compilation]
.2001 - Unconquerable - (Jet Star Label)
.2001 - King Of Reggae - (Nocturne Label)
.2003 - Revolution - (Nyc Music Label)
.2004 - Right Time Come - (Nyc Music Label)
.2005 - Best Of Mighty Diamonds - (Times Square Label)
.2007 - Back 2 Back (Tamlins & Mighty Diamonds) - (Jet Star)
.2009 - Reggae Legends (4 Cd Box set) - (VP Records)
.2011 - Leaders Of Black Countries - (Kingston Sounds Label) - (Includes some Tracks from "Leaders Of Black Countrys" 1983)


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The Mighty Diamonds' Discography:
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Official Albums:

.1976 - Right Time - [Aka: "When The Right Time Come (I Need A Roof)" 1976] and [Reissue: "Go Seek Your Rights" 1990]
(Original Press):
Lp: "Right Time" 1976 - (Virgin Label, 1976), (Well Charge Label, 1976) and (Shanachie Label, 1983)
Cd: "Right Time" 1989 - (Shanachie Label, 1989) and (Virgin Label, 2001)
Aka: "When The Right Time Come (I Need A Roof)" 1976 - (Well Change Label, 1976), (J&J Label, 1976), (Empire Label, 1977) and (Channel One Label, 1990)
Reissue: "Go Seek Your Rights" 1990 - (Includes: "Right Time" 1976 + Tracks Compilation)
Reissue: "Go Seek Your Rights" 2004 - (Includes: "Right Time" 1976 + Tracks Compilation)
Editions:

"Right Time" 1976 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Right Time. 2) Why Me Black Brother Why. 3) Shame And Pride. 4) Gnashing Of Teeth. 5) Them Never Love Poor Marcus. 6) I Need A Roof. 7) Go Seek Your Rights. 8) Have Mercy. 9) Natural Natty. 10) Africa.
[Labels: Virgin (Lp: 1976)(Cd: 2001), Well Charge (Lp: 1976), Shanachie (Lp: 1983)(Cd: 1989)]

Aka: "When The Right Time Come (I Need A Roof)" 1976 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Right Time. 2) Why Me Black Brother Why. 3) Shame And Pride. 4) Gnashing Of Teeth. 5) Them Never Love Poor Marcus. 6) I Need A Roof. 7) Go Seek Your Rights. 8) Have Mercy. 9) Natural Natty. 10) Africa.
[Labels: Well Charge (Lp: 1976), J&J (Lp: 1976), Empire [U.S.] (Lp: 1977), Channel One (Lp/Cd 1990)]

Reissue: "Go Seek Your Rights" 1990 - (Includes: "Right Time" 1976 + Tracks Compilation)
Tracks:
1) Right Time. 2) Why Me Black Brother Why. 3) Have Mercy. 4) Shame And Pride. 5) Gnashing Of Teeth. 6) Them Never Love Poor Marcus. 7) One Brother Short. 8) Master Plan. 9) I Need A Roof. 10) Go Seek Your Rights. 11) Bodyguard. 12) Natural Natty. 13) Africa. 14) Sweet Lady. 15) Got To Get Away. 16) Let The Answer Be Yes.
[Label: Virgin/Front Line (Cd: 1990)(Cd: 2004)]
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.1977 - Ice On Fire
(Original Press):
Lp: "Ice On Fire" 1977 - (Virgin Label)
Cd: "Ice On Fire" 1992 - (Virgin Label)
"Ice On Fire" 1977 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Country Living. 2) You Are Just A Song. 3) If I Should Leave You. 4) Tonight. 5) Comin' Through. 6) Get Out Of My Life Woman. 7) Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley. 8) Little Angel. 9) Cat-O-Nine. 10) Back Weh Mafia. 11) Whole Wide World. 12) The Tracks Of My Tears.
[Label: Virgin (Lp: 1977)(Cd: 1992)]
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.1978 - Planet Earth
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Planet Earth" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Where Is Garvey. 2) Let The Answer. 3) Strugglin. 4) Carefree World. 5) Got To Get Away. 6) Sweet Lady. 7) Only Brothers. 8) Just Can't Figure Out. 9) Come Me Brethren. 10) Planet Called Earth.
[Label: Virgin (Lp: 1978)(Cd: 2000)]

Reissue: "The Planet Earth & Planet Mars Dub" 2013
Tracks:
1) Where Is Garvey. 2) Dub With Garvey. £) Let The Answer. 4) Sweet Answer. 5) Strugglin'. 6) Work Out. 7) Carefree World. 8) Who Cares. 9) Got To Get Away. 10) Run Away. 11) Sweet Lady. 12) Grand Rock. 13) Only Brothers. 14) Two Brothers. 15) Just Can't Figure Out. 16) Finger Out. 17) Come Me Brethren. 18) Ital Rock. 19) Planet Called Earth. 20) Planet Mars.
[Label: Hot Milk/Cherry Red (Cd: 2013)]
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.1978 - Planet Mars Dub (The Icebreakers With The Diamonds)
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Planet Mars Dub (The Icebreakers With The Diamonds)" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Dub With Garvey. 2) Sweet Answer. 3) Work Out. 4) Who Cares. 5) Run Away. 6) Grand Rock. 7) Two Brothers. 8) Finger Out. 9) Ital Rock. 10) Planet Mars.
[Label: Virgin (Lp: 1978)(Cd: 2000)]

Reissue: "The Planet Earth & Planet Mars Dub" 2013
Tracks:
1) Where Is Garvey. 2) Dub With Garvey. £) Let The Answer. 4) Sweet Answer. 5) Strugglin'. 6) Work Out. 7) Carefree World. 8) Who Cares. 9) Got To Get Away. 10) Run Away. 11) Sweet Lady. 12) Grand Rock. 13) Only Brothers. 14) Two Brothers. 15) Just Can't Figure Out. 16) Finger Out. 17) Come Me Brethren. 18) Ital Rock. 19) Planet Called Earth. 20) Planet Mars.
[Label: Hot Milk/Cherry Red (Cd: 2013)]

!!!
"Planet Mars Dub" includes Dub Versions of "Planet Earth" 1978
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.1978 - Stand Up To Your Judgment
(Original Press):
"Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978 - (Channel One/Hit Bound Label)
The Compilation Cd:
"The Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: 20 Hits" 1997
(Includes 2 Full Albums: "Tell Me What's Wrong" 1978 and "Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978]
Editions:

"Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jah Will Work It Out. 2) Just Another Man. 3) Payaka. 4) Cho Me Brethren. 5) Stand Up To Your Judgement. 6) I Want To Know. 7) Fools Rush In. 8) Back Whey. 9) Stoned Out Of My Mind. 10) Country Living.
[Label: Channel One/Hit Bound (Lp: 1978)(Cd: 1996)]

The Compilation Cd:
"The Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: 20 Hits"
(Includes 2 Full Albums: "Tell Me What's Wrong" 1978 and "Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978]
Tracks:
1) Brothers And Sister. 2) Party. 3) Have A Little Mercy. 4) Tell Me What's Wrong. 5) Know Your Culture. 6) You Better Beware. 7) No Opportunity For The Youth. 8) I Don't Mind What You Are Saying. 9) Love Me Girl. 10) Still In Love. 11) Jah Will Work It Out. 12) Just Another Man. 13) Payaka. 14) Cho Me Brethren. 15) Stand Up To Your Judgement. 16) I Want To Know. 17) Fools Rush In. 18) Back Whey. 19) Stoned Out Of My Mind. 20) Country Living.
[Label: Channel One (Cd: 1997)]
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.1979 - Deeper Roots - (Aka: "Deeper Roots Plus Dub" 1979) and [Reissue: "Deeper Roots (Back To The Channel)" 2002]
(Original Press):
"Deeper Roots" 1979 - (Virgin Label)
Aka: "Deeper Roots Plus Dub" 1979 - (2 Lp) - (Virgin Label) - (Includes Dub Versions)
Reissue: "Deeper Roots (Back To The Channel)" 2002
Editions:

"Deeper Roots" 1979 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Reality. 2) Blackman. 3) Dreadlocks Time. 4) Diamonds And Pearls. 5) One Brother Short. 6) Bodyguard. 7) 4000 Years. 8) Master Plan. 9) Two By Two. 10) Be Aware.
[Label: Virgin (Lp: 1979)(Cd: 2002)]

Aka: "Deeper Roots Plus Dub" 1979 - (Original Version) - (Includes Dub Versions)
Tracks:
Disc 1:
1) Reality. 2) Blackman. 3) Dreadlocks Time. 4) Diamonds And Pearls. 5) One Brother Short. 6) Bodyguard. 7) 4000 Years. 8) Master Plan. 9) Two By Two. 10) Be Aware.
Disc 2:
11) Reality Dub. 12) Blackman Dub. 13) Dreadlocks Time Dub. 14) Diamonds And Pearls Dub. 15) One Brother Short Dub. 16) Bodyguard Dub. 17) 4000 Years Dub. 18) Master Plan Dub. 19) Two By Two Dub. 20) Be Aware Dub.
[Label: Virgin (2 Lp: 1979)]

Reissue: "Deeper Roots (Back To The Channel)" 2002 - (Includes Dub Versions)
Lp Tracks:
Disc 1:
1) Reality. 2) Blackman. 3) Dreadlocks Time. 4) Diamonds And Pearls. 5) One Brother Short. 6) Bodyguard. 7) 4000 Years. 8) Master Plan. 9) Two By Two. 10) Be Aware.
Disc 2:
1) Reality Dub. 2) Blackman Dub. 3) Dreadlocks Time Dub. 4) Diamonds And Pearls Dub. 5) One Brother Short Dub. 6) Bodyguard Dub. 7) 4000 Years Dub. 8) Master Plan Dub. 9) Two By Two Dub. 10) Be Aware Dub.
[Labels: Virgin (2 Lp: 2002), E&J/Jamaica (2 Lp: ?)]

Reissue: "Deeper Roots (Back To The Channel)" 2002 - (Includes Dub Versions)
Cd Tracks:
1) Reality. 2) Blackman. 3) Dreadlocks Time. 4) Diamonds And Pearls. 5) One Brother Short. 6) Bodyguard. 7) 4000 Years. 8) Master Plan. 9) Two By Two. 10) Be Aware. 11) Reality Dub. 12) Blackman Dub. 13) Dreadlocks Time Dub. 14) Diamonds And Pearls Dub. 15) One Brother Short Dub. 16) Bodyguard Dub. 17) 4000 Years Dub. 18) Master Plan Dub. 19) Two By Two Dub. 20) Be Aware Dub.
[Label: Virgin (Cd: 2002)]
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.1980 - Tell Me What's Wrong
(Original Press):
"Tell Me What's Wrong" 1980 - (Channel One/Hit Bound Label)
Cd Compilation:
"The Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: 20 Hits" 1997
(Includes 2 Full Albums: "Tell Me What's Wrong" 1978 and "Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978]
Editions:

"Tell Me What's Wrong" 1980 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Brothers And Sister. 2) Party. 3) Have A Little Mercy. 4) Tell Me What's Wrong. 5) Know Your Culture. 6) You Better Beware. 7) No Opportunity For The Youth. 8) I Don't Mind What You Are Saying. 9) Love Me Girl. 10) Still In Love.
[Labels: Channel One/Hit Bound (Lp: 1980), E&J (Lp: 1980)]

Cd Compilation:
"The Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: 20 Hits"
(Includes 2 Full Albums: "Tell Me What's Wrong" 1978 and "Stand Up To Your Judgment" 1978]
Tracks:
1) Brothers And Sister. 2) Party. 3) Have A Little Mercy. 4) Tell Me What's Wrong. 5) Know Your Culture. 6) You Better Beware. 7) No Opportunity For The Youth. 8) I Don't Mind What You Are Saying. 9) Love Me Girl. 10) Still In Love. 11) Jah Will Work It Out. 12) Just Another Man. 13) Payaka. 14) Cho Me Brethren. 15) Stand Up To Your Judgement. 16) I Want To Know. 17) Fools Rush In. 18) Back Whey. 19) Stoned Out Of My Mind. 20) Country Living.
[Label: Channel One (Cd: 1997)]
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.1981 - Reggae Street
(Original Press):
"Reggae Street" 1981 - (Shanachie)
Reissue: "Reggae Street" 1983 - (Woorell Records Japan)
"Reggae Street" 1981 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Reggae Street. 2) Shabby Raggy. 3) Illiteracy. 4) Hunting Ground. 5) Stay Far. 6) King Kong. 7) Atlas. 8) Survival. 9) Forbidden Fruit. 10) Unseen Eyes.
[Label: Shanachie (Lp: 1981)(Cd: 1997), Woorell Records Japan (Lp: 1983)]
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.1981 - Changes
(Original Press):
"Changes" 1981 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Pass The Koutchie. 2) All I Have Is Love. 3) Revolution. 4) Love Is Never Hard To Find. 5) Wanna Be With You. 6) No Crying No Bawling. 7) Fancy Lady. 8) Party Time. 9) Your Heart's Desire. 10) I'm Hurting Inside.
[Label: Music Works (Lp: 1981)]
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.1982 - Dubwise
(Original Press):
"Dubwise" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Creation Foundation. 2) Batchelor Style. 3) Kouchie. 4) Burial. 5) Fancy Rock. 6) Music Works Theme. 7) Willy Red. 8) Declaration Of Rights. 9) Party Wise. 10) Patrick's Case.
[Label: Music Works (Lp: 1982)]

!!!
"Dubwise" includes Dub Versions of "Changes" 1982
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.1982 - Indestructible
[Includes: 9 Tracks from "Changes" + 2 New previously unreleased]
(Original Press):
"Indestructible" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Tamarind Farm [*]. 2) Party Time. 3) No Crying, No Bawling. 4) Love Is Never Hard To Find. 5) All I Have Is Love. 6) Pass The Kouchie. 7) Hurting Inside. 8) Wise Son [*]. 9) Your Heart's Desire. 10) Fancy Lady [Superstar]. 11) Revolution.
[Label: Alligator (Lp: 1982)]

[*] - Previosly unreleased
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.1982 - The Roots Is Here
(Original Press):
"The Roots Is Here" 1982 - (Music Works Label).
"The Roots Is Here" 1982 - (Shanachie Label).
Reissue: "Ebony And Ivory" 1983 - (Woorell Records) - (Japanese Edition)
Editions:

"The Roots Is Here" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Everybody Has An Accent. 2) Declaration Of Rights. 3) Pretty Woman. 4) The Poor Man's Prayer. 5) Heads Of Government. 6) The Roots Is There. 7) Juvenile Child. 8) Ebony And Ivory. 9) Part Time Love. 10) The Breadwinner.
[Labels: Music Works (Lp: 1982), Shanachie (Lp: 1982)(Cd: (1991)]

Reissue: "Ebony And Ivory" 1983  - (Same Album with some different title tracks)
Tracks:
1) Everybody Has An Accent. 2) The Roots Is There. 3) When The Right Time Come. 4) Live For Today. 5) Red Rose. 6) The Bread Winner. 7) Unruly Pickney. 8) Part-Time Love . 9) Declaration Of Rights. 10) The Poor Man's Prayer.
[Label:  Woorell Records/JPN (Lp: 1983)]
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.1983 - Leaders Of Black Countrys - Showcase Album
(Original Press):
"Leaders Of Black Countrys - Showcase Album" 1983 - (Mobiliser) and (Stars)
"Leaders Of Black Countrys" 1983 - (Tappa Records)
Editions:

"Leaders Of Black Countrys - Showcase Album" 1983 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) No More Will I Roam. 2) Roamer. 3) Leaders Of Black Country. 4) Falkland Crisis. 5) Morgan The Pirate. 6) Black Beard The Pirate. 7) Bad Boy. 8) Gun Hawk. 9) Mr. Brown. 10) Brown Skin Lover. 11) Who Is Sorry Now. 12) You Sorry.
[Labels: Mobiliser (Lp: 1983), Stars (Lp: 1983)]

Aka: "Leaders Of Black Countrys" 1983 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) No More Will I Roam. 2) Roamer. 3) Leaders Of Black Country. 4) Falkland Crisis. 5) Morgan The Pirate. 6) Black Beard The Pirate. 7) Bad Boy. 8) Gun Hawk. 9) Mr. Brown. 10) Brown Skin Lover. 11) Who Is Sorry Now. 12) You Sorry.
[Label: Tappa Records (Lp: 1983)]
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.1983 - Heads Of Government
(Original Press):
Lp: "Heads Of Government" 1983 - (Reggae/D. Germain Label) and (Gorgon Records Label)
Reissue Cd: "Heads Of Government" 1996 - (Penthouse/Germain Records Label)
[Includes bonus tracks. Some songs from the first edition 1983 are not in extended format]
Editions:

"Heads Of Government" 1983 - (Original Version) - (Album with Extended Version)
Tracks:
1) The Same Knife. 2) Heads Of Government. 3) Juvenile Child. 4) Young, Gifted And Black. 5) Pretty Woman. 6) Tamarind Farm.
[Labels: Reggae/D. Germain (Lp: 1983), Gorgon Records (Lp: 1983)]

Reissue: "Heads Of Government" 1996
[Includes bonus tracks. Some songs from the first edition 1983 are not in extended format]
Tracks:
1) Tamarind Farm. 2) Juvenile Child. 3) Natural Man. 4) Carefree Girl. 5) Brotherman. 6) Only Just Began. 7) Johnny Too Bad. 8) Kept Out. 9) Bodyguard. 10) Like A Soldier. 11) Tell Me What's Wrong. 12) Heads Of Government. 13) Same Knife. 14) Pretty Woman. 15) Young Gifted And Black.
[Label: Penthouse/Germain Records (Cd: 1996)]
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.1984 - Backstage
(Original Press):
"Backstage" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Live Right. 2) The Way You Walk. 3) Jah On My Mind. 4) Sleepy Heads. 5) Want To Know The Boss. 6) Countryliving.
[Label: Music Works (Lp: 1984)]

!!!
Album with Extended Versions
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.1984 - Kouchie Vibes
(Original Press):
"Kouchie Vibes" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Only The Strong Survive. 2) Danger In Your Eyes. 3) Fools Rush In. 4) Aware Of Your Love. 5) Wise Son [The Mighty Diamonds & U Brown]. 6) Live And Love. 7) Kouchie Vibes/Pass The Knowledge.
[Label: Burning Sounds (Lp: 1984)]

!!!
Album with Extended Versions
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.1984 - Diamonds Are Forever
(Original Press):
"Diamonds Are Forever" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Never Say Goodbye. 2) Little Sunshine. 3) False Preacher. 4) Gonna Let You Go. 5) Billy Boy. 6) Lucky Lucky. 7) Mr. Two Face. 8) Play On Jah Music. 9) Mary Mac. 10) Equal Right.
[Label: Overheat/Japan (Lp: 1984)]

!!!
Album released exclusively for Japan, info by Christian Lacoste
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.1985 - Pass The Kouchie - (Reissue: "Best Of The Mighty Diamond: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World" 2004).
(Original Press):
"Pass The Kouchie" 1985 - (Bad Gong Label)
"Pass The Kouchie" 1985 - (Overheat Japan)
Reissue: "Best Of The Mighty Diamond: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World" 2004 - (Seymour/Times Square Records Label)
Editons:

"Pass The Kouchie" 1985 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Proverbs. 2) World Situation. 3) Big Man. 4) Tribulation. 5) Pray Unto Thee. 6) Pass The Kouchie. 7) Society. 8) Chances. 9) Kinarky. 10) Fight It Out There.
[Label: Bad Gong (Lp: 1985), Overheat Japan (Lp: 1985)]

Reissue "Best Of The Mighty Diamond: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World" 2004
[Compilation of hits with 5 previously unreleased. Includes the full Album "Pass The Kouchie"]
Tracks:
Cd 1: "Pass The Kouchie" 1985
1) Proverbs. 2) World Situation. 3) Big Man. 4) Tribulation. 5) Pray Unto Thee. 6) Pass The Kouchie. 7) Society. 8) Chances. 9) Kinarky. 10) Fight It Out There.
Cd 2: "Tour The World"
1) Tour The World. 2) Give Me Your Love. 3) Juvenile Child. 4) Undying Love. 5) Baby Don't Walk. 6) Long Time. 7) Tell Me What's Wrong. 8) Still In Love.9) Black Brother. 10) Roof.
[Label: Seymour/Times Square Records (2 Cd: 2004)]
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.1985 - Live In Tokyo
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Live In Tokyo" 1985 - (Original Version)
Lp Tracks:
1) Introduction - Reggae Street. 2) Party Time. 3) Shame & Pride. 4) I Don't Mind What You Are Saying. 5) Right Time. 6) Have Mercy. 7) I Need A Roof. 8) The Roots Is There. 9) There Is No Me Without You.
[Label: Overheat (Lp: 1985)]

"Live In Tokyo"  Cd with bonus tracks
Cd Tracks:
1) Introduction - Reggae Street. 2) Party Time. 3) Shame & Pride. 4) I Don't Mind What You Are Saying. 5) Never Say Goodbye. 6) Right Time. 7) Have Mercy. 8) I Need A Roof. 9) Keep On Moving. 10) The Roots Is There. 11) Heads Of Government. 12) There Is No Me Without You.
[Label: Overheat Records (Cd: 200?)]
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.1985 - Struggling
(Original Press):
"Struggling" 1985 - (Live & Learn)
Reissue: "Struggling" 1988 - (Overheat Records Japan)
Editions:

"Struggling" 1985 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Struggling. 2) Reggae Lution. 3) Heathen Children. 4) Red Tape. 5) Girl You Are Too Young. 6) Long Time. 7) Tell Me What's Wrong. 8) Heartbreaker. 9) Someone To Love. 10) Hustling.
[Label: Live & Learn (Lp: 1985)(Cd: 1995)]

Reissue: "Struggling" 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Struggling. 2) Reggaelution. 3) Heartbreaker. 4) Long Long Time. 5) Girl You Are Too Young. 6) Heathen Children. 7) Red Tapes. 8) Tell Me What's Wrong. 9) Someone Like You. 10) Hustling.
[Label: Overheat Records (Lp/Cd:: 1988)]
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.1986 - If You Looking For Trouble
(Original Press):
Editions:

"If You Looking For Trouble" 1986 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) If You Looking For Trouble. 2) Peace Pipe. 3) Where Is Garvey. 4) Fight, Fight, Fight. 5) Make Up Your Mind. 6) Accept Me. 7) That's The Life. 8) Love, Love Come Get Me Tonight. 9) Cartoon Living. 10) African Rootsman.
[Label: Live & Learn (Lp: 1986)]

"If You Looking For Trouble" 1995 - (Original Version)
[This edition includes 1 Bonus track*]
Tracks:
1) If You Looking For Trouble. 2) Accept Me. 3) Spread Your Love Around* (Bonus Track). 4) Love, Love Come Get Me Tonight. 5) That's The Life. 6) Cartoon Living. 7) Peace Pipe. 8)  Make Up Your Mind. 9) Where Is Garvey. 10) African Rootsman. 11) Fight, Fight, Fight.
[Label: Live & Learn (Cd: 1995)(Digital Release: 2010)]
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.1987 - The Real Enemy
(Original Press):
"The Real Enemy" 1987 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Real Enemy. 2) Gang War. 3) Play Girl. 4) Babylon Is Dangerous. 5) Dem a Worry. 6) Free Africa. 7) Right Feeling. 8) I Say No. 9) Mr. Botha. 10) Chant Down War. 11) Dread Out Deh.
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp: 1987)(Cd: 1991)]
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.1988 - Never Get Weary
(Original Press):
"Never Get Weary" 1998 - (Live & Learn)
"Never Get Weary" 1988 - (Overheat JPN)
Editions:

"Never Get Weary" 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Satellite Dish. 2) Never Get Weary. 3) Reggaeman. 4) Apartheid. 5) I Don't Want Any Crumbs. 6) Respect Due. 7) Marcus We Miss You. 8) I Wish You Well. 9) Horse Is Horse. 10) Run Around Child.
[Label: Live & Learn^^^ (Lp/Cd: 1988]

Japanese Version: "Never Get Weary" 1988
Tracks:
1) Satellite Dish. 2) Never Get Weary. 3) Reggaeman. 4) Apartheid. 5) Respect Due. 6) I Wish You Well. 7) Horse Is Horse. 8) Run Around Child. 9) Brown Skin Lady. 10) Africa* [Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, (Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo) (May 12, 1985)]
[Label: Overheat JPN (Cd: 1988)]

!!!
This Japanese album includes 8 songs from the original edition + 2 Bonus tracks:
'Brown Skin Lady' and a live version of the song 'Africa'*.
Two songs are missing on this japanese release:
'I Don't Want Any Crumbs' and 'Marcus We Miss You'.
It looks like these two songs were included on the Japanese version of 'If You Looking For Trouble', but I haven't found the official track listing and the picture of that LP/CD yet.
The live version of 'Africa' was recorded during the same concert used for the japanese album 'Live In Tokyo, recorded on May 12, 1985, at the Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo (Tokyo, Japan).
Info by C. Lacoste
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.1988 - Get Ready
(Original Press):
Lp: "Get Ready" 1988 - (Greensleeves Label)
Cd: "Get Ready" 2002 - (Greensleeves Label)
"Get Ready" 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Schoolmate. 2) Another Day Another Raid. 3) Tonight I'm Gonna Take It Easy. 4) Idlers' Corner [Feat. Gregory Isaacs]. 5) Sensemilla. 6) Cannot Say You Didn't Know. 7) My Baby. 8) Get Ready. 9) Up Front. 10) Modeller.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
11) Bad Boy Business. 12) Mr. Bodyguard [12" mix].
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp: 1988)(Cd: 2002)]
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.1989 - Live In Europe
(Original Press):
"Live In Europe" 1989 - [Greensleeves]
"Live In Europe" 1989 - [Overheat JPN]
Editions:

"Live In Europe" 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Party Time. 2) The Real Enemy. 3) Country Living. 4) I Don’t Mind. 5) Mr Botha. 6) Right Time. 7) Have Mercy. 8) Africa. 9) I Need A Roof. 10) Keep On Moving. 11) My Baby. 12) Heavy Load. 13) Putting On The Ritz.
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp: 1989), (Digital Release: 2011)]

"Live In Europe" 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Party Time. 2) Real Enemy. 3) Country Living. 4) I Don’t Mind. 5) Mr Botha. 6) When The Right Time Comes (Aka: Right Time). 7) Have Mercy. 8) Africa. 9) I Need A Roof. 10) Keep On Moving. 11) My Baby. 12) Heavy Load. 13) Gang War*. 14) Putting On The Ritz.
[Label: Overheat JPN (Lp/Cd: 1989)]

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Overheat's edition includes 1 bonus track*.
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.1989 - Ready For The World
(Original Press):
"Ready For The World" 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Disrespect. 2) Language Barrier. 3) That's How I Love You. 4) Black Freedom. 5) Ain't No Way. 6) Ready For The World. 8) Get Back. 9) Innocence. 10) Messages. 11) Sweet Baby.
[Label: Overheat/Japan (Cd: 1989)]

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Album released exclusively for Japan,  info by Christian Lacoste
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.1991 - Jam Session
(Original Press):
"Jam Session" 1991 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jam Session. 2) Is This An Illusion. 3) Jah Jah Lord. 4) Black Skin Lady. 5) A Feather In A Richman’s Hat. 6) Twelve Midnight. 7) Who Told You So. 8) Got To Let Know. 9) A Lesson We Should Learn. 10) I Miss You.
[Label: Live & Learn (Lp/Cd: 1991)]
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.1991 - Patience
(Original Press):
"Patience" 1991 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Patience. 2) Give Me Your Love. 3) Tour The World. 4) Tell Me. 5) Jah Bless The Rastaman. 6) At My Best. 7) People In This World. 8) The Booth. 9) Ghetto Living. 10) Never, Never.
[Label: Tassa Records (Cd: 1991)]
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.1992 - Live At Reggae Sunsplash 1982 (Mighty Diamonds & Mutabaruka)
(Original Press):
"Live At Reggae Sunsplash 1982" (Mighty Diamonds & Mutabaruka) 1992
Tracks:
1) The Mighty Diamonds - "The Root Is There". 2) The Mighty Diamonds - "Pass The Kutchie". 3) The Mighty Diamonds - "Right Time". 4) The Mighty Diamonds - "I Need A Roof". 5) The Mighty Diamonds - "Have Mercy". 6) The Mighty Diamonds - "Why Can't You & I Be Friends". 7) The Mighty Diamonds - "Gemini And Saturn". 8) The Mighty Diamonds - "Keep On Moving". 9) Mutabaruka - "Every Time I 'ear The Soun'". 10) Mutabaruka - "The System". 11) Mutabaruka - "Butterpan". 12) Mutabaruka - "Watch Him Watch Me". 13) Mutabaruka - "Hard Times Love". 14) Mutabaruka - "White Man Country". 15) Mutabaruka - "Drug Kulcha".
[Label: Genes (Cd: 1992)]
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.1992 - The Moment Of Truth
(Original Press):
"The Moment Of Truth" 1992 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Natural Thing. 2) Absent From The Heart. 3) No Pay Day Love. 4) Ku Deh. 5) Come Tomorrow. 6) Dem Under Fire. 7) Book Worm. 8) Lost Without Your Magic. 9) I Wanna Dance With You. 10) What A Crazy Life.
[Labels: Island (Lp/Cd: 1992), Universal (Digital Version: 2006)]
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.1993 - Bust Out
(Original Press):
"Bust Out" 1993 - (Greensleeves Label)
"Bust Out" 1993 - (VP Records)

Editions:

"Bust Out" 1993 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Screechie Cross The Border. 2) Cool It. 3) Africans. 4) I Need a Roof. 5) Bogle. 6) Love Me Girl. 7) Hotter The Battle. 8) In De Dance Again. 9) Tell The Heathen. 10) Declaration Of Rights.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
11) Came Saw & Conquered. 12) Fight Fire With Fire.
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp/Cd: 1993)]

"Bust Out" 1993 - (Original Version) - (Same Album, with Different Title Tracks)
Tracks:
1) I Need a Roof. 2) Screeche Cross The Border. 3) In De Dance Again. 4) Tell The Heathen. 5) Came Saw & Conquer. 6) Cool It. 7) Take Love For Granted. 8) Fight Fire With Fire. 9) Love Me Girl. 10) Get Up & Fight. 11) Hotter The Battle. 12) Africans.
[Label: VP Records (Lp/Cd: 1993)]
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.1994 - Speak The Truth
(Original Press):
"Speak The Truth" 1994 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Knock Knock. 2) Corrupt Cop. 3) Gone Bad. 4) Speak The Truth. 5) Hey Mommy. 6) Live In Love. 7) Surely. 8) Why. 9) This Time. 10) Things You Do.
[Label: Ras (Cd: 1994)]
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.1998 - Stand Up
(Original Presss):
"Stand Up" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Get Well Soon*. 2) Caught Up In Love^. 3) Youth Be Wise. 4) True Love. 5) Stand Up. 6) Inner City Lover. 7) Judgement Day. 8) Get Well Soon° [Slow Jam Remix]. 9) Lion In The Jungle. 10) Rude Boy. 11) Save The World. 12) The System. 13) Misled. 14) Reality. 15) I'm Still Waiting. 16) Help Me God. 17) Get Well Soon [Acoustic Remix].
[Label: Gone Clear (Cd: 1998)]

Notes:
The song "Get Well Soon*" features Bunny Wailer, J.C. Lodge, Genieve Hibbert, Yami Bolo, Dennis Brown, Mutabaruka, The Grace Thritters, Judy Mowatt, Carlene Davis, Mikey Spice and Richie Stephens.
The song "Get Well Soon [Slow Jam Remix]°" features Mutabaruka, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and Judy Mowatt.
The song "Caught Up In Love^" features Karen Smith.

Info by Christian Lacoste from www.soulrebels.org/mighty_diamonds.htm
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.2001 - Rise Up
(Original Press):
"Rise Up" 2001 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Leaders. 2) The Life Your Living. 3) Look In Your Eyes. 4) Trap. 5) Rise Up. 6) Back Stabbing. 7) My Youth. 8) Living Like A King. 9) Drifting Away. 10) Stranger. 11) Sample. 12) Angels. 13) Love Just Walk Through That Door. 14) The Have Not. 15) John Gotti. 16) Searching. 17) Thwala.
[Label: Charm/Jet Star (Cd: 2001)]
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.2001 - The Best Of Reggae Live (Frankie Paul & Mighty Diamonds)
(Original Press):
"The Best Of Reggae Live (Frankie Paul & Mighty Diamonds)" 2001 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Introducing [Frankie Paul]. 2) Intro - Medley [Frankie Paul]. 3) Closer I Get to You [Frankie Paul]. 4) I Know the Score [Frankie Paul]. 5) Give Them Something Just Yesterday [Frankie Paul]. 6) I Am In the Mood [Frankie Paul]. 7) Greatest Love Affair Of Them All [Frankie Paul]. 8) Introducing [Mighty Diamonds]. 9) Reggae Street [Mighty Diamonds]. 10) Juvenile Child [Mighty Diamonds]. 11) Heads of the Government [Mighty Diamonds]. 12) Lying Lips [Mighty Diamonds]. 13) Real Enemy [Mighty Diamonds]. 14) Heavy Load [Mighty Diamonds]. 15) Party Times [Mighty Diamonds]. 16) All I Have Is Love [Mighty Diamonds]. 17) Kinaki [Mighty Diamonds].
[Label: Pulsar Records (Cd: 2001)]
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.2006 - Thugs In The Streets - (New and Old Tracks Revisited)
(Original Press):
"Thugs In The Streets" 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Every Other Day. 2) Thugs In The Street. 3) Flat Foot. 4) Ten To One. 5) Jam Jam. 6) One Step. 7) Baby Love. 8) Conversation. 9) Magic Woman. 10) Sarah. 11) Party. 12) Ku Deh!. 13) I Need A Roof.
[Label: Mediacom (Cd: 2006)]
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.2008 - Inna De Yard - (Acoustic Album)
(Original Press):
"Inna De Yard" 2008 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Country Living. 2) Bodyguard. 3) Poor Marcus Garvey. 4) 4000 Years. 5) I Need A Roof. 6) Leaders Of Black Country. 7) When The Right Time Come. 8) Go Seek Your Rights. 9) Have Mercy. 10) One Brother Short.
[Label: Inna De Yard/Makasound (Cd: 2008)]

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Compilation with previously material:

.1993 - Paint It Red
[Compilation of singles issued between 1985 and 1990. Some tunes appear for the first time in an album on CD]
(Original Press):
"Paint It Red" 1993 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Putting On The Ritz. 2) Stoned Out Of My Mind. 3) Not To Blame. 4) Posse Are You Ready. 5) Kick Up Rumpus. 6) Stick With Me. 7) Just My Imagination. 8) I Love You. 9) Hands In The Air. 10) Anti Crack.
[Label: Ras (Cd: 1993)]

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Compilation of singles issued between 1985 and 1990. The following songs were issued on singles: Putting On The Ritz (1988), Stoned Out Of My Mind (1990), Not To Blame (1986), Possie Are Your Ready (1985), Kick Up Rumpus (1987), Stick With Me (1986), Just My Imagination (1988), I Love You (1990) and Anti-Crack (1987). The song STONED OUT OF MY MIND is a newer version that the band made in 1990. I haven't found any single for the song HANDS IN THE AIR, so probably released for the first time on this compilation. The CD issued on RAS Records mention that all songs were produced by Bunny Diamonds for Bad Gong Records, but the label of the songs ‘PuttingOn The Ritz’ and ‘Just My Imagination’ mention that the producer is Ossie Hibbert. The label of the single ‘Anti-Crack’ mention that the song was produced by Kenneth Black.
Info by Christian Lacoste
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.2004 - Best Of The Mighty Diamonds: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World
[Compilation of hits with 5 previously unreleased. It includes the full Album "Pass The Kouchie"]
(Original Press):
"Best Of The Mighty Diamond: Pass The Kouchie/Tour The World" 2004
Tracks:
Cd 1: "Pass The Kouchie" 1985
1) Proverbs. 2) World Situation. 3) Big Man. 4) Tribulation. 5) Pray Unto Thee. 6) Pass The Kouchie. 7) Society. 8) Chances. 9) Kinarky. 10) Fight It Out There.
Cd 2: "Tour The World"
1) Tour The World. 2) Give Me Your Love. 3) Juvenile Child. 4) Undying Love. 5) Baby Don't Walk. 6) Long Time. 7) Tell Me What's Wrong. 8) Still In Love.9) Black Brother. 10) Roof.
[Label: Seymour/Times Square Records (2 Cd: 2004)]
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.2013 - Pass the Knowledge: Reggae Anthology
[Compilation of hits with some previously unreleased]
(Original Press):
"Pass the Knowledge: Reggae Anthology " 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Cd 1:
1) Back Weh (You No Mafia). 2) Have Mercy. 3) Just Can't Figure Out. 4) I Need A Roof. 5) Shame & Pride. 6) Country Living. 7) Africa. 8) Right Time. 9) Jah Jah Bless The Dreadlocks. 10) Jail House. 11) Cat-O-Nine. 12) Where Is Garvey. 13) Rocky Road. 14) Swell Headed. 15) Identity. 16) Gypsy Woman. 17) Keep On Moving. 18) Ghetto Living. 19) Just Like A River. 20) Let Jah Sun Shine.
Cd 2:
1) Hypocrites. 2) Survival. 3) Struggling. 4) Lovely Lady. 5) Bodyguard. 6) Eyes On Africa. 7) Gates Of Zion. 8) Fight It Out There. 9) Party Time. 10) Pass The Kouchie. 11) Pass The Knowledge. 12) Heads Of Government. 13) Tamarind Farm. 14) Brother Man. 15) The Last Dance. 16) Morgan The Pirate. 17) Let The Dollar Circulate. 18) Pray To Thee. 19) Mr Chin Slippers. 20) Tonight I'm Gonna Take It Easy.
DVD: (Live recorded at Reggae Sunsplash 1989)
1) Right Time. 2) Have Mercy. 3) Natural Natty. 4) Pass The Kutchie. 5) There Is No Me Without You.
Label: 17 North Parade/VP Records (2Cd+DVD: 2013)

See Review by Christian Lacoste

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Mighty Diamonds "Have mercy + Africa"


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Mighty Diamonds: "Babylon is dangerous"


Mighty Diamonds: "Bad boy business"



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In this page.....The Mighty Diamonds

Discography compiled by:
Weststar
M. Rasta
Christian Lacoste from www.soulrebels.org/mighty_diamonds.htm
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