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Abu Ali (Record Store Day 2019) (1 per customer)

格式: limited yellow vinyl 12"
Cat: WWSLP 021LP
已出品: 30 Apr 19
曲风: International
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Abu Ali" (13:12)
Side 2
1. "Prelude" (Theme From Mais El Rim) (12:49)
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Review

Wewantsounds' 2019 Record Store Day release takes us back to 1978 and a hard-to-find 12" single from Lebanese composer, pianist, playwright and political commentator Ziad Rahbani. "Abu Ali" is perhaps not Rahbani's best known work - in the Arab world his various albums are far more celebrated - but it is one that has chimed with Western audiences thanks to its assimilation of elements of American disco, soul and funk. The title track is something of a beast: a 10-minute epic that wraps Arabic orchestration, mazy horn refrains and prominent piano motifs around an atmospheric disco groove and intergalactic synthesizer lines. It's bonkers but brilliant, making this reissue more than welcome. On the flipside there's a chance to enjoy "Prelude (Theme from Mais El Rim)", an epic example of Rahbani's 1970s soundtrack work.

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