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A Long Way To The Beginning

A Long Way To The Beginning

24 Feb 2014

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Feb 2014
  • Release Date: 21 Feb 2014
  • Label: Because Music
  • Copyright: 2014 Knitting Factory Records under exclusive license to Because Music
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  • Total Length: 45:24
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  • ASIN: B00ID5CP48
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,079 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julio Punch on 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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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. O. Olafimihan on 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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