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Cymande - Promised Heights - LP Vinyl

$28.89
SKU:
c0015289
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Batch:
7/15/2018
Album:
Promised Heights
Artist:
Cymande
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

Third album from the legendary Cymande. 180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.

On their final LP for Janus Records, Cymande continues the heavy message theme of Second Time Round. "Pon de Dungle" is about the secrets of life and love articulated over a lazy beat. "Equatorial Forest" is a multifaceted tune with a lightning tempo and sliding, accentuating horns, while the Curtis Mayfield-ish "Brothers on the Slide" has some commercial appeal. The flavorful "Changes" is like viewing a good oil painting; the slow, moody instrumental has a meditating effect, and a soft, airy flute makes for an inconspicuous lead instrument. "Promised Heights," the title cut, is strong, and should have done better for Cymande. It has the lilt and beauty of earlier sides, the horn work is sensational, and a nice sax solo scintillates. That same looping reggae beat is matched with meaningful lyrics and a positive, working-together theme on "Losing Ground." "The Recluse" has a great hook ("When will all the lights go, will they leave the blackest night") and features a nice romping beat spiced by sweeping horns. Cymande is a perfect example of music's universal appeal; despite not knowing 70-percent of what they're saying, you're still drawn into the sounds.
A1Pon De Dungle3:45
A2Equatorial Forest3:40
A3Brothers On The Slide4:15
A4Changes6:00
A5Breezeman3:02
B1Promised Heights6:00
B2Losing Ground4:27
B3Leavert3:29
B4The Recluse5:50
B5Sheshamani4:03

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