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AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE - SONGS OF PRAISE

- NEW RELEASE

TITLE:
Songs of Praise
LABEL:
CATNO:
ONULP50
STYLE:
Reggae /
FORMAT:
Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
1990 Downtempo Reggae / Dub LP Repressesd - 2x12" Inc Freeoste & Download Code for Album.

Originally issued in 1990 and considered by most fans to be AHC’s masterpiece. Religious chants set to an African dub backdrop of layered hand percussion, with a mighty sonic and great musicianship places the record in a unique place. An outernational classic. For this reissue the album has been expanded to a double LP with all the tracks from the original vinyl release plus bonus tracks previously only available on CD. Includes a download card for the full audio plus double-sided poster insert with excerpts from a new interview with band leader Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah

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£20.99
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a1
Free Chant (Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi)
a2
Orderliness, Godliness, Discipline And Dignity
a3
Hymn
a4
Dervish Chant
b1
Hold Some More
b2
Healing Father
b3
Healing Ceremony
b4
Cattle Herders Chant
c1
Ethiopian Praises
c2
My God
c3
Gospel Train
c4
Chant For The Spirits
d1
God Is Great
d2
Deer Spirit Song
d3
Full Charge
d4
Fullness
d5
Special Mix

Last FM Information on African Head Charge

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African Head Charge, is a British psychedelic dub reggae band, founded in 1980 by percussionist Bonjo I (Bonjo Iyanbinghi Noah). The group released most of its albums on Adrian Sherwood's label, On-U Sound, and the music has been named Sherwoods vision of a psychedelic Africa. Their debute studio album My Life in a Hole in the Ground was released 1981 and their latest, Voodoo of The Godsent 2011. The group has had a shifting line up, including Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses, Sunny Akpan, Skip McDonald, and Jah Wobble, - - - Arguably the most popular act to emerge from Adrian Sherwood's highly respected On-U Sound Records, African Head Charge created a series of critically acclaimed albums dedicated to further experiments in their label boss, mentor, and producer’s patented style of psychedelic dub. African Head Charge was founded in 1980 by percussionist Bonjo I (full name: Bonjo Iyanbinghi Noah), who surrounded himself with an ever-shifting cast of supporting characters (including colorfully named henchmen like Prisoner, Crocodile, Junior Moses and Sunny Akpan), and captained their debut, My Life in a Hole in the Ground to almost immediate international acclaim. Three more albums: ‘82’s Environmental Studies, ‘83’s Drastic Season, and ‘86’s Off the Beaten Track – followed in due course, and quickly grew African Head Charge’s fan base, regardless of their staunch refusal to perform live throughout this time period. Then again, it could be argued that the band’s intensely studio-created, hyper-mixed, and often abstract ‘psychey dub’ compositions weren’t at all ideal for on-stage reproduction. In any case, African Head Charge eventually did concede to go out on tour; then enjoyed an extended break before reconvening to work on a 1991 comeback album entitled Songs of Praise. Since then, the group has continued to add to their already rich legacy with new albums (In Pursuit of Shashamane Land arrived in ‘93, Akwaaba two years later), remix sets, singles, and compilations, but not... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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