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A Long Way To The Beginning [EP]

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: BECAUSE
  • ASIN: B00HSOXKZI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,499 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Ohun Aiye 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kalakuta Boy 6:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. African Smoke 6:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Black Woman 8:52£0.99  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Afrobeat for the 21st Century 2 April 2014
Format:Audio CD
A Long Way to the Beginning can be seen as Seun Kuti's first album as a solo artist. His first two offerings with Fela's Egypt 80 were an exercise in his father's Afrobeat. A test he passed without fail. Now, he brings us Seun's Afrobeat. Seun is a child of the 1980's and was influenced by different music than his father was. The result on A Long Way to the Beginning is definitely Afrobeat (could you imagine Egypt 80 playing anything else?) but it's a contemporary interpretation. There's rapping on several songs, vibraphone by a guest artist on others and the production values of the album are definitely those of the 21st Century (with a bow to Robert Glasper). Most of the songs on the album are straightforward Afrobeat, with "Kalakuta Boy" as a fine example. Two songs on the album that stand out are "Ohun Aiye" a cheerful Highlife song (Highlife is a musical style from Ghana, a precursor of Afrobeat). The other song is "Black Woman", this last song on the album may be the best. It's an soul/r'n'b like song about the hardships African woman have to endure. If you like Afrobeat or even contemporary black music in general this album is a no-brainer. I suggest you buy it now.

Aproximate running time: 45 minutes

Julio Punch (Webmaster of The Shrine: The Unofficial Website for Fela Kuti and Afrobeat Music)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Faulty track 9 April 2014
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The album is okay, still trailing Many things which by far is Seun's best album. The first track on my download did not finish, meaning faulty download....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Afrobeat for the 21st Century 2 April 2014
By Julio Punch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A Long Way to the Beginning can be seen as Seun Kuti’s first album as a solo artist. His first two offerings with Fela’s Egypt 80 were an exercise in his father’s Afrobeat. A test he passed without fail. Now, he brings us Seun’s Afrobeat. Seun is a child of the 1980’s and was influenced by different music than his father was. The result on A Long Way to the Beginning is definitely Afrobeat (could you imagine Egypt 80 playing anything else?) but it’s a contemporary interpretation. There’s rapping on several songs, vibraphone by a guest artist on others and the production values of the album are definitely those of the 21st Century (with a bow to Robert Glasper). Most of the songs on the album are straightforward Afrobeat, with “Kalakuta Boy” as a fine example. Two songs on the album that stand out are “Ohun Aiye” a cheerful Highlife song (Highlife is a musical style from Ghana, a precursor of Afrobeat). The other song is “Black Woman”, this last song on the album may be the best. It’s an soul/r’n’b like song about the hardships African woman have to endure. If you like Afrobeat this album is a no-brainer. I suggest you buy it now.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
By C. Tatro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Arrived fast and as described.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Music from Seun Kuti 1 Jun 2014
By Roger W. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like this genre of music, you'll love this. Seun breaks away from his father's (Fela Kuti) traditional sound on this record.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Aug 2014
By Anthony Finley - Published on Amazon.com
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Fela Lives!
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