Return of the Super Ape (Deluxe Edition) Recorded in 1978 and released two years later, Return is a solid sequel to 1976's dub classic Super Ape, even though it doesn't sound much… Return of the Super Ape (Deluxe Edition) Recorded in 1978 and released two years later, Return is a solid sequel to 1976's dub classic Super Ape, even though it doesn't sound much… 2003-01-14 Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters
Music Review

Return of the Super Ape (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2003; Lead Performance: Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters

Recorded in 1978 and released two years later, Return is a solid sequel to 1976's dub classic Super Ape, even though it doesn't sound much like its predecessor. Most notably, there's a much greater emphasis on vocals (including an uncredited semicover of Rufus' ''Tell Me Something Good''), with only a couple of proper dub tracks. It's a little unclear what makes this bonus-track-free reissue a ''deluxe edition,'' but Return is still worth going back to.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints