Fat Freddy's Drop - Based On A True Story

Debut Studio Album on Double Vinyl 2LP Records

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Based on a True Story was the debut studio album by New Zealand reggae band Fat Freddy's Drop, released in May 2005 via The Drop.

The album was recorded in Wellington and released on the band's own label, The Drop. Based on a True Story utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception. The album followed years of regular touring within New Zealand, a live album, several singles, and appearances on numerous compilation albums in New Zealand and internationally.

Whilst the track listing named previously successful singles such as Hope and This Room, these songs were in fact rerecorded in entirely new versions for the album. Based on a True Story has to date also spawned a highly successful single in its own right: Wandering Eye, which was awarded the prize for Best Music Video at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.

The album debuted at number 1 and went gold in its first day, and so far has become the longest album by a New Zealand group/artist to stay at number 1. As of June 23, 2007 the album had been in the New Zealand charts for 107 weeks and had gone 7 times Platinum, selling over 105,000 copies, making it the second best selling album in New Zealand.

In 2005, Based on a True Story won the New Zealand Music Awards for 'Album of the Year', an unusual achievement for an independent label. Based On A True Story also features appearances from New Zealand musicians including Ladi 6, P Digsss, Hollie Smith, Rio Hemopo & Riki Gooch, Nick Gaffaney, Chris Yeabsley and Aaron Tokona.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Wandering Eye, Ray Ray, and Hope.

This is a Double Album 2LP Record set on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in New Zealand.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Ernie

7:17

A2

Cay's Crays

7:07

A3

This Room

5:00

B1

Ray Ray

7:38

B2

Flashback

6:40

C1      

Wandering Eye                          

6:30    

C2

Roady

7:08

D1

Dark Days

9:49

D2

Del Fuego

5:24

D3

Hope

7:19

SKU 730003460715
Record Label The Drop
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number DRP 007
Country NZ - New Zealand
Release Date (Year) 02 May 2005
Original Release Date (Year) 02 May 2005
Barcode # 730003460715
Shipping Weight 0.4650kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Debut Studio Album on Double Vinyl 2LP Records, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Genre Dub
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Jazz
Format VINYL LP

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