Dub 56, the Toasters 5th studio album. Some hail it as their best effort to date, but maybe just because it was released during the great rise in popularity ska music was getting in the United States, the year was 1994. The Toasters were touring with the power house line up, at least 3 horn players, keyboards and the return of Coolie Ranx to the microphone. (He had actually joined the band back in '88/'89 but the left after only a couple years). Plus Bucket had helped organize the Skavoovie tour which took the Toasters out on the road with the Special Beat, The Selecter and even the Skatalites on shows across the US. This was an important tour cause it was basically bringing together the 3 major movements of ska, the originators, the English resurgence and the US effort. Also Moon Ska Records was getting wider distribution including releases in Brasil Australia and Japan, so more people were getting their hands on Toasters cds than ever before.
Surprisingly, "Dub 56" has never made it to vinyl outside the 7inch single. Staying with the theme of the "2Tone Army" release on vinyl, we bring you a slick black and white layout in a 'poster' style sleeve in a poly bag slip case. With clear and white vinyl variations, this release is a great addition to your Toasters vinyl collection! Be sure to grab your digital download card to get the 4 re-mix tracks!