Ibeyi ‎– Ibeyi

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD665J, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited ‎– BGJ-10231
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Eleggua (Intro)
Lyrics By – Traditional
2 Oya 3:52
3 Ghosts
Lyrics By – Bird Paula*
4 River 4:12
5 Think Of You
Lyrics By – Richard Russell
6 Behind The Curtain 4:13
7 Stranger / Lover
Strings – Demon Strings*
8 Mama Says 4:09
9 Weatherman 4:02
10 Faithful 3:27
11 Yanira 3:37
12 Singles 3:59
13 Ibeyi (Outro)
Lyrics By – Traditional
Japanese Bonus Tracks
14 Chains 3:32
15 Fly 3:01

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Recorded and mixed March - August 2014 at Studio RLR, London.

Track 5 contains a sample of "Winter is coming" by Kid Atlaas and "Round midnight" by Miguel "Angá" Díaz.

Disc in credits card sleeve, with folded lyrics poster in English with "Kid Atlaas" & "Anga" picture, plus supplemental folded lyrics poster in Japanese.
Wrapped in outer card sleeve splitted in two parts, with special obi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4582214511627
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD665 Ibeyi Ibeyi(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD665 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
XLCD665 Ibeyi Ibeyi(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD665 US 2015 Sell This Version
XLCD665V2 02 Ibeyi Ibeyi(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD665V2 02 2015 Sell This Version
XLLP665 Ibeyi Ibeyi(LP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP665 UK 2015 Sell This Version
XLCD665 Ibeyi Ibeyi(CD, Album, Sli) XL Recordings XLCD665 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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October 8, 2015
This album is outstanding....original & spinetingling stuff.I have a cd copy which sounds great .Such a shame the vinyl pressing is awful,suprising for an XL release.


August 28, 2015
Imho this is a great album but as stated here, the quality of the vinyl is a disgrace. I guess the very soft sound and terrible pressing together results in an unplayable record. The mp3 download at least allows me to listen on my mp3 player but thats not the reason I payed 20 euros for the album! Although lots of vinyl pressings these days are not that good as they used to be, this is by far my worst vinyl experience ever!


April 23, 2015

Painfully dull. After about half-way through, you'll say, "OK, I get it. Where are we going to?" Women with pretty voices singing, dull as watching paint dry. pranzo_oltranzista's remarks are valid. Early Tricky is a better route if you're into this sort of thing.

Oddly enough, the two Japanese bonus tracks are more interesting than the whole of the album-proper.


March 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Sort of relaxed, like Björk was to have tea with Lana Del Rey somewhere in (not too remote an area in) Africa, but one cup (two, tops) would be more than enough for me, this gets pretty boring pretty fast. Want something more challenging, better and... better? Try Tricky in his heydays, especially 'Angels with dirty faces'.