Tracklist

Mulatu 5:00
Mascaram Setaba 2:40
Dewel 4:00
Kulunmanqueleshi 2:05
Kasalefkut-Hulu 2:25
Munaye 3:15
Chifara 7:00

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US 1972 Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, 180) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US 2003 Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
STRUT129LPB Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Strut, Worthy Records (2) STRUT129LPB Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Strut none 2017
none Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(7xFile, WAV, Album) Strut none 2017
STRUT129CD, none Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Strut, Worthy Records (2) STRUT129CD, none UK 2017 Sell This Version
STRUTCDJ-129 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE) Strut STRUTCDJ-129 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
STRUT129CD Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE, RM) Strut STRUT129CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version
STRUT129LP, W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, RM) Strut, Worthy Records (2) STRUT129LP, W-1020 UK 2017 Sell This Version
STRUT129CD Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE, RM) Strut STRUT129CD UK 2019 Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, Col) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mikkel

mikkel

March 31, 2021
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, LP, Album, RE, W-1020

I’d avoid this and go for the strut reissues. Bright sound. Eg. the flute solo on Mulatu is very hard to enjoy. Listening on clearaudio performance dc player on audio note oto se and audio note m2 riaa.
silviu.jiv

silviu.jiv

December 13, 2020
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, LP, Album, RE, 180, W-1020

It seems that there is a general issue with this release as the copy i have received was warped as well.
Scoot1974

Scoot1974

November 19, 2020
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB

Mono Disc Review: Wow! Stunning dynamics -incredible sound overall. Very lifelike. Vinyl itself is flat, plays fairly quiet, and no pops, clicks, or distortion noticed. Discs very clean, no blemishes. Tri-fold jacket is nice enough medium card stock, clear imagery. The record sleeves are perhaps wax-lined paper? with no centers (like the cheap paper, but has a slick coating on inside). Tried the mono first after reading preceding reviews -it sounds amazing. Looking forward to the other two discs.
babajaro

babajaro

October 29, 2020
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB

Great, great, great. Quality workmanship. And great, amazing sound!
Vinyles-Influence

Vinyles-Influence

September 23, 2020
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB

Reissued in May 2020
Great sound
Agree with everyone on the Mono Mix part
Purchased new 25€ on bandcamp
jeconomy

jeconomy

April 26, 2019
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, LP, Album, W-1020
Strut did such a nice job with the reissue, I wonder why there are no musician credits? In the liner notes Astatke mentions "the sax player" but he is never named -- any have any insight into this, or know who played on the sessions?
brandenm

brandenm

October 19, 2018
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB
100% percent agree. The mono alone mix is worth the price of admission.
BumpnGrind

BumpnGrind

August 20, 2018
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, LP, Album, RE, 180, W-1020
Does anyone know if this version also has the label misprint for track 3. Dewel. On the record it's listed as Da-Wol
Bradx

Bradx

February 7, 2018
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB

One of the best pressed records I've heard recently. Sounds fantastic. The mono mix is really punchy with a ton of bottom-end bass power.
No crackles, pops or clicks either... super quiet pressing. If more new records were as good as this I'd buy without hesitation... as it is my vinyl purchasing days are more or less drawing to an end.
TerrestrialTones

TerrestrialTones

November 27, 2017
referencing Mulatu Of Ethiopia, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat, STRUT129LPB
For any US based buyers having trouble finding this, Bull Moose has copies for $37 shipped. You can find them here:

http://www.bullmoose.com/p/24990063/mulatu-astatke-mulatu-of-ethiopia-3lp-6-panel-gatefold-w-download-cod