Laraaji ‎– Essence/Universe

All Saints ‎– WAST037LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, Clear


A Essence 29:54
B Universe 29:37

Companies, etc.



Recorded March 1987, Washington, D.C.

Clear vinyl,includes download code.

Made in EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 10371 2
  • Label Code: LC 02070
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): WAST037LP A BD27337-07 A┐ BEAV @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): WAST037LP B BD27337-07 B┐ BEAV @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SYN 310 Laraaji Essence / Universe(LP, Album) Audion Recording Co SYN 310 US 1987 Sell This Version
WAST037CD Laraaji Essence/Universe(CD, Album, RE) All Saints WAST037CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
SYNC 310 Laraaji Essence / Universe(Cass, Album) Audion Recording Co SYNC 310 US 1987 Sell This Version
WAST037CDPROMO Laraaji Essence/Universe(CD, Album, Promo, RE, Pla) All Saints WAST037CDPROMO 2013 Sell This Version
SYNCD 310 Laraaji Essence / Universe(CD, Album) Audion Recording Co SYNCD 310 US 1987 Sell This Version



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January 14, 2015

My copy from All Saints isn't perfectly circular - it's got a rough elongated edge, and the centre hole is punched too large, causing the record to wobble a bit on the platter. I don't know if that's what makes the record sound out of tune throughout, or if that's actually what both sides sound like. Celestial Music 1978-2011, released in the same year, was a greater achievement from the label and artist in my opinion, though I greatly appreciate Laraaji's devotion to his craft.