Fẹla* And Afrika 70* ‎– Sorrow Tears And Blood

Goma Gringa Discos ‎– GGLP 001
Vinyl, LP, Limited 500 Copies


A Sorrow Tears And Blood 16:41
B Colonial Mentality 13:45



Brazil only release, remastered. Comes in silk screen sleeve with mini-poster insert.
Limited edition of 500 copies.
Mastered and pressed in Brazil.
The track 'Sorrow Tears And Blood' has been restored to its original running time of 16:41 to include two missing segments that were edited out of the UK and European release 'Black President'. The first segment, which is over 6 minutes long, features a trumpet solo missing from the edited version. It comes in the section before Fela's vocal begins. The second instrumental and vocal segment of just over a minute appears just before the vocal finale.
Technical notes from the restoration engineer:
The editing and restoration was achieved by using very high quality vinyl originals from the UK and Nigeria, where the missing sections came from the Nigerian pressing. Several steps were necessary to match the amplitude, phase, azimuth and tonal qualities of the two pressings. This was necessary because the original master tapes were lost many years ago. SEE WHY AUDIO

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7898954306018
  • Matrix / Runout: GGLP001 P0246-A µ1C
  • Barcode: GGLP001 P0246-B µ1C

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