A Record Collector's Guide

Laurel Aitken & the Skatalites


Ska Titans

Moon Ska MR141 CD, released 1999 (U.S.)

Moon Ska Moon Ska Europe MOON CD 047 / MOON DP 047, released 2005 (UK)

Badfish Records BADfi DCD 011 2xCD, released 2013 (UK)

Black Butcher Classics BBC 023 LP, released 2019 (Germany)

Laurel Aitken's first studio collaboration with the Skatalites since their classic 1963 release. I wanted this disc to be perfect. It is good. I think my hopes were set too high. Initially, it was only released on Moon Ska in the States. A few years later, A Moon Ska Europe version came out with different artwork, an additional track, "Confucious". and a slightly different title: The Skatalites vs. Laurel Aitken - Clash of the Ska Titans CD. There were apparently two versions of this CD, one of which came in a digipak. It was then redone as a double CD in 2013 by Badfish. The second disc was live material that had previously been released as the "Guns of Navarone" CD. It was recorded on the 1996 Ska Splash tour, but is definitely not the same set that was on the Skatalites and Friends "Ska Splash" double CD that once came out on Moon Ska Europe. Got it? Cool.

The only vinyl version was released by Black Butcher Classics at the 20 year anniversary mark in 2019. It was on black vinyl and is easy to procure for the moment.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska MR141 CD 1-3 1 Down
Moon Ska Europe MOON CD 047 3-5 5 Stable
Moon Ska Europe MOON DP 047 3-5 3 Stable
Badfish BADfi DCD 011 2xCD 4-6 5 Stable
Black Butcher Classics BBC 023 LP Black 15-20 1 Stable
Credits UK artwork images: Discogs

This page was last updated on April 1, 2020.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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