African Jive. We Belong. Komfo High Priest. Home Affairs. Genre International. Introspection Summer. Who's Got the Paper Osibisa. Spotify Amazon. Why Osibisa. Osibirock Osibisa.
Kelele Osibisa. Atinga Bells Osibisa. African Jive Osibisa. We Belong Osibisa. Next page. Special offers and product promotions Amazon Business: Make the most of your Amazon Business account with exclusive tools and savings. Login now. Reissue of the album from '70s Afro-funk pioneers. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated?
Instead, Album) system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The first half of this record is probably the more easily accessible, featuring a couple of catchy Jamaican-style numbers, along with the far more serious "Why" and the call and response Atinga Bells - Osibisa - Osibirock (CD.
However, it is the second side that has the real Album). The only vocals on the Album) appear on the first track, the Santana-like "African Jive" and last only a minute or so. Nonetheless, the second side is unique and supremely entertaining. Finally, in the last track on the album, "Home Affairs", in the last minute and a half or so, musical nirvana is reached, as all the elements of the band's music blend in perfect symmetry.
Unfortunately, I don't think Osibisa themselves realised it at the time, as no sooner is this wonderful state reached than the music is faded. I'm not one to hand out five star ratings lightly, and the first half is a bit throwaway except for Why so this gets 4 stars from me.
This is one of my prized possessions. First I tried to licence it from WB to release it on my label but failed to get it. I bought an import from Japan But to listen to the first track which is a rare blend of African music and western rock is quite incredible then WHY, the second track is about the fallen heroes who were shot down trying to free their people from bondage. It is backed by Paul Golly hard rock guitars.
The rest is up to you to decide. I wonder why such a great rock album was in the vaults of WB for such a long time. I think at the time of its release, the group's music Album) ahead of their time and Warner Bros could not comprehend an African group doing such an album.
There is another one in their vaults, "Happy Children" not yet released on CD. All tracks on this side are better than any of the ones on the first.
The album is packaged in a sleeve with art not by Roger Dean this time, but an older painting by Henri Rousseau. As good and with the same mood as the two by Dean. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.
To begin with, this release is a bit of a disappointment when compared to Osibisas earlier albums.
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