Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves

Junior Murvin
Police & Thieves
Label: Island Records ‎– ILPS 9499
Type: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Repress
Country: UK
Date of released:
Category: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Roots Train
Written-By – Murvin*, Perry*
A2 Police & Thieves
Written-By – Murvin*, Perry*
A3 Solomon
Written-By – J. Murvin*
A4 Rescue Jah Children
Written-By – Murvin*, Perry*
A5 Tedious
Written-By – Murvin*, Perry*
B1 False Teachin'
Written-By – L. Perry*
B2 Easy Task
Written-By – J. Murvin*
B3 Lucifer
Written-By – Murvin*, Perry*
B4 Working In The Cornfield
Written-By – L. Perry*
B5 I Was Appointed
Written-By – J. Murvin*


  • Artwork By [Illustration] – Tony Wright
  • Liner Notes – Brian Blevins
  • Producer, Engineer – Lee Perry


Recorded at Black Ark Studios Kingston Jamaica
Blue Mountain Music Ltd.

Reissue pressed from original stampers, dark blue 1980s Island labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): ILPS 9499 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): ILPS 9499 B-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9499 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9499 UK 1977
5321969 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp) Island Records 5321969 UK 2009
PROT-1008 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves ‎(CD, Ltd, SHM) Island Records PROT-1008 Japan 2011
546779-2 Junior Murvin Police & Thieves ‎(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 546779-2 UK & Europe Unknown
none Junior Murvin Police & Thieves ‎(LP, Album, RP) Upsetter none Unknown