Ali Farka Touré With Ry Cooder ‎– Talking Timbuktu

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World Circuit ‎– WCV040
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
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A1 Bonde
Congas, Chorus – Oumar ToureCümbüş – Ry CooderMixed By – Larry Hirsh*Percussion [Calabash] – Hamma SankareVocals, Electric Guitar, Banjo [Six String] – Ali Farka Toure*
A2 Soukora
Congas, Chorus – Oumar ToureMandoguitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar [Toy] – Ry CooderMixed By – Larry Hirsh*Percussion [Calabash], Vocals [Chorus] – Hamma SankareVocals, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Ali Farka Toure*
A3 Gomni
Bongos, Chorus – Oumar ToureElectric Guitar, Mbira – Ry CooderPercussion [Calabash], Vocals [Chorus] – Hamma SankareVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
A4 Sega
Congas – Oumar ToureFiddle [Njarka] – Ali Farka Toure*Percussion [Calabash] – Hamma Sankare
B1 Amandrai
Acoustic Bass – John PatitucciCongas – Oumar ToureDrums – Jim KeltnerPercussion [Calabash] – Hamma SankareSlide Guitar [Electric] – Ry CooderVocals, Electric Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
B2 Lasidan
Bass Guitar – John PatitucciCongas – Oumar ToureDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown*Electric Guitar [Vox] – Ry CooderMixed By – Larry Hirsh*Percussion [Calabash] – Hamma SankareVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
B3 Keito
Congas, Chorus – Oumar TourePercussion [Calabash], Chorus – Hamma SankareTambora – Ry CooderVocals, Electric Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
C1 Banga
Congas – Oumar ToureFiddle [Njarka] – Ali Farka Toure*Percussion [Calabash] – Hamma Sankare
C2 Ai Du
Bass Guitar – John PatitucciBongos, Chorus – Oumar ToureDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar [Slide], Mandolin – Ry CooderPercussion [Calabash] – Hamma SankareViola – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
C3 Diaraby
Arranged By [Traditional] – Ali Farka Toure*Congas, Chorus – Oumar ToureElectric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Marimba, Accordion [Sample] – Ry CooderMixed By – Larry Hirsh*Percussion [Calabash], Chorus – Hamma SankareVocals, Electric Guitar – Ali Farka Toure*
D Lasidan (Alternative Take)

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Single sleeve holds both LPs.
Includes printed inlay with photos and credits

Recorded & mixed at Ocean Way Recording Studio, Los Angeles, September 1993.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles.
Made in EU (inlay)

Made in the EU (labels)

℗ & © 1994 World Circuit

Includes previously unreleased bonus track.

Download code enclosed.

US release date is 2015-04-28.

Copies distributed in the US have a different barcode on a sticker on the shrink covering the barcode on the back cover. The US barcode is 0 75597 95169 1
Copies distributed in Italy have a S.I.A.E. sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060091 556546
  • Label Code: LC 2339
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): WCV 040 A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): 99309 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): WCV 040 B BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): 99309 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): WCV 040 C BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout stamped): 99309 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): WCV 040 D BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout stamped): 99309 1D

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LowestFidelity

LowestFidelity

January 30, 2017

I have been listening to this album since its release in '94. It is a timeless classic. My previous copies have been on CD and I have listened the album for hundreds, if not thousands, of hours. I had no idea how much musicality was missing from the CD! This LP was remastered from the analog tapes and there is so much more detail and nuance that it was like listening to it for the first time. At one point I heard someone inhale during one of the tracks, something I never heard on the CD. The entirety of the album, even with a modest system, sounds like it is being performed right there in the room. It is difficult to find fault with the pressing. As beercanchicken said, it would be better if it were gate-fold for the two LPs. It is a small gripe considering how overwhelmingly impressive this pressing is.
beercanchicken

beercanchicken

February 8, 2016

Album was spectacular and is still spectacular. Sounds amazing. My only gripe would be that it's not gate-fold, a particular peeve of mine if there are 2 LPs