Letta Mbulu ‎– In The Music......The Village Never Ends

Be With Records ‎– BEWITH006LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180gram


A1 Sweet Juju 4:45
A2 Nomalizo 5:10
A3 Nkedama 4:44
A4 Hamba Nam We 4:36
B1 Vumani Makhosi 4:57
B2 Down By The River 5:09
B3 The Village 4:25

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First ever officially licensed full reissue of the original South African release from 1983.

Mastered for vinyl by Simon Francis (Claremont 56 Mastering Engineer).

All tracks published by Carlin Music Corp.

All tracks ℗ 1996 Sony Music Entertainment South Africa. © 2015 Be With Records.
Issue under license from Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

Track durations are not given.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 713748 984588 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8713748984588
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): BEWITH 006 LP . A₁[etched] 12857 1A[stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): BEWITH 006 LP . B₁[etched] 12857 1B[stamped]

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUNC 2003 Letta Mbulu In The Music The Village Never Ends(LP, Album) Munjale MUNC 2003 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
AM28-3 Letta Mbulu Sweet Juju(LP, Album, RE) Morning AM28-3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
BM28-3 Letta Mbulu Sweet Juju(CD, Album) Morning BM28-3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ZMUN 2003 Letta Mbulu In The Music The Village Never Ends(Cass, Album) Priority Records (Pty) Ltd. ZMUN 2003 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
CDCOL 8015 P Letta Mbulu In The Music The Village Never Ends(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CDCOL 8015 P South Africa 1996 Sell This Version


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December 6, 2018
my copy has two b-side labels. anyone else?

the repress sounds impeccable.


February 7, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
I was pleasantly surprised to find a new repress a few months back, and was happy to pay $28 for it. A nice record to own, I hope Be With Records keeps it in print for as long as they can...


July 27, 2017

So glad Be With are re-repressing this (and Event Horizon by The Necessaries too). Remember having a chat with them at the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields a few months back about the crazy prices their first run of this was going for on Discogs. Given the quality of the Andy Bey and Willie Hutch LPs I've got off them already I expect this'll be nothing but stellar too.


July 12, 2017
Repress in Sept !

See label <be with records> for preorders


April 15, 2017

Great album . For those who can't afford there is a nice 7" by mukatsuku with b side by dick Khoza classic SA funk . Under a fiver on Juno 😺


January 2, 2017

I can't believe the amount of times I stopped myself from buying a second copy - just as a back up...now, when I come to see what's available the prices are ridiculous! There is no denying it is a fantastic record, an absolute gem in every way so the demand is understandable but surely it will be repressed? Surely?


January 28, 2016
Fantastic to see this reissued, maybe there is a hope for her whole back cat. to be put out?! (preferably on cd as well as vinyl)


July 3, 2015
Awesome Reissue. I've been waiting for this since the pre-order came online. Although my copy was delayed (probably got lost in the post) Rob was very helpfull. Great care, Be With Records can be held as an example. Keep it up!

BTW, my copy plays excellent.


June 21, 2015
Mine plays also really good


June 18, 2015

Essential resissue, Nomalizo and The Village are top drawer