December 19, 2018
Lee Scratch Perry — The Revelation of Lee Scratch Perry, a music documentary about the making of the Grammy-nominated reggae album “Revelation” by the dub reggae legend, will come out on DVD Jan. 18 from MVD Entertainment Group.
One of the most important figures in the history of reggae music, Perry helped develop the early reggae sound captured in a number of important recordings. As an engineer, producer, songwriter and performer, he pioneered a number of innovations, including dub reggae.
The documentary is set at Lee Perry’s mountain top home and studio in Switzerland and features some of the sessions for the original studio recording of “Revelation.” It focuses on Lee’s work in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Steve Marshall in both his engineering and his producer (“John Saxon”) roles.
While not appearing in the film, the musical contributions of Keith Richards and George Clinton, along with Harold Duncan, Aguybert Green, Tim Hill, Dr Sleepy, Alec Hay, elodieO & Abi Browning, and David Stewart Jones, are included.
The documentary also includes excerpts of an interview of Perry with the complete interview among the DVD extras.