Yussef Kamaal ‎– Black Focus

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Brownswood Recordings ‎– BWOOD0157LP
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Tracklist

A1 Black Focus
A2 Strings Of Light
A3 Remembrance
B1 Yo Chavez
B2 Ayla
B3 O.G.
B4 Lowrider
B5 Mansur's Message
B6 Wing Tai Drums
B7 Joint 17

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Credits

Notes

2017 repress, identical to the original release but without a download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5060180322908
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): BWOOD0157LP A1 AYLA BG46758 - 01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): BWOOD0157LP B1 BG46758 - 01 B1 Guy's ELECTRIC BARBARA

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BWOOD0157CD Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(CD, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
BWOOD0157LP Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
BWOOD0157LP Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(LP, Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0157LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(10xFile, WAV, Album, 24 ) Brownswood Recordings none UK 2016
none Yussef Kamaal Black Focus(CD, Album, Promo) Brownswood Recordings none UK 2016 Sell This Version

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wassim_elia

wassim_elia

October 5, 2019

Some surface noise but it's dynamic all of the time and it's a really good pressing!
zdkaiser94

zdkaiser94

May 5, 2019
Fantastic press, gets absolutely silent when it's supposed to, reels you in with the rising and falling of the tempo, nice separation of each artist's weapon of choice - get it while it's cheap
dazzradd

dazzradd

February 22, 2019
My repress has annoying surface noise apparent during intros and quieter passages, otherwise the cut is clear, loud & proud.
System:
Linn LP12, Fidelity research FR-14 tone arm & FR1 mk3 mc cartridge
Linn Kairn pre-amp + 2 x LK100 power amps, QED cable & bi-wired Ruark Prologue speakers
loetc

loetc

January 4, 2019
I'm sitting here listen to this wonderful and clear sounding record. Mine also sounds fantastic!!!!!
All_sales_are_vinyl

All_sales_are_vinyl

December 14, 2018
Crazy to see all the mixed reviews. Mine sounds fantastic! Worth every penny
blattsalat

blattsalat

November 23, 2018

The music is great but sadly the pressing isn‘t. It‘s not worth to buy the vinyl, very silent with some noise...
leonthepro

leonthepro

April 18, 2018

The pressing like people said is mostly great as Optimal tends to do. Sadly my copy had a scratch causing clicks which was possibly made by the cardboard inner thats not lined with plastic.
The music is also mostly good, but mastered a little square and simple at times. Its like they forgot this was a stereo record on side A because its mostly a centered soundstage. Some sounds are a bit low fi, possibly as artistic choice, but it doesnt lend itself well to the sound. Theres not much to complain about here though, if you enjoy the music you should be satisfyed with this release.

Equipment Used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Speaker Cables
fela-fan-uk

fela-fan-uk

March 12, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

repress copies are on thinner (less heavy) vinyl than the initial black vinyl pressing.