Legendary reggae/dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry has always been an odd cat, so it’s appropriate that any documentary about him would be just as quirky. Lee Scratch Perry’s ‘Vision of Paradise’ is far from ordinary, but a fun, peculiar look at the godfather of Jamaican music.
Filmed over 15 years by Volker Schaner, who was given extraordinary access to the legend in the studio, in the ocean of his native Jamaica, in Ethiopia, in England, and in his newly adopted home of Switzerland. Along with interviews from the subject and a slew of dub and reggae musicians, the film is filled out with animation. The DVD comes with a 24-page book and a “making of documentary” which is nearly as entertaining as the documentary