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Sons Of KemetYour Queen Is A Reptile

Label:Impulse! – B0027970-01, Verve Records – B0027970-01
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Afrobeat, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avant-garde Jazz


A1My Queen Is Ada Eastman
DrumsSeb Rochford*
VocalsJoshua Idehen
A2My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark
DrumsSeb Rochford*
VocalsCongo Natty
B1My Queen Is Harriet Tubman 5:40
B2My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
DrumsSeb Rochford*
SaxophonePete Wareham
B3My Queen Is Angela Davis
DrumsSeb Rochford*
C1My Queen Is Nanny Of The Maroons
DrumsSeb Rochford*
C2My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
SaxophoneNubya Garcia
D1My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu 5:20
D2My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence 6:52

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Total Refreshment Centre, London, UK (tracks A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, & D2)
and Livingstone Studios, London, UK (tracks B1, C2, & D1)
Mixed at The Crush E14, London, UK
Mastered at Electric Mastering, London, UK

Comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes download code (16/44 WAV).

The labels for side A or side B are switched on some copies.

Limited copies purchased via Resident are signed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02567 36432 0
  • Rights Society: P.R.S.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched; variant 1): B0027970-01-LP1-A G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched; variant 1): B0027970-01-LP1-B G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched; variant 1): B0027970-01-LP2-A G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched; variant 1): B0027970-01-LP2-B G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched; variant 2): B0027970-01-LP1-AⅡ G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched; variant 2): B0027970-01-LP1-BⅡ G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched; variant 2): B0027970-01-LP2-Aᵅ G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched; variant 2): B0027970-01-LP2-B G-1 RM

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Your Queen Is A Reptile (CD, Album, Stereo)Verve Records, Impulse!00602567364351Europe2018
New Submission
Your Queen Is A Reptile (CD, Album)Impulse!B0027971-02US2018
New Submission
Your Queen Is A Reptile (CD, Album)Impulse!, Verve RecordsUCCI-1042Japan2018
New Submission
Your Queen Is A Reptile (CDr, Album, Promo, Watermarked)Impulse!none2018
New Submission
Your Queen Is A Reptile (9×File, MP3, Album, 256kbps)Impulse!none2018
  • daniel.chua.92775's avatar
    Agree with comments here that pressing is bad. Great music no doubt. Mine copy is also warped too.
    • dactylus's avatar

      This might be the April 2021 repress mentioned below. I'm going to order a copy and I will report back.
      • Tunaboy45's avatar
        Any word of a repress? Seems to have been out of print for a while now.
        • JohnBlutarski's avatar
          Just wondering, do the spines of modern Impulse records still have the classic orange + black Coloured as the ones from the past?
          • iang1978's avatar
            Yes, not a good pressing. C1 - my favourite track - skips a lot on mine, straight out of a sealed copu, yet there isn't a blemish to be seen. Some achievement with barely 14 minutes to the side.
            • Struthius's avatar
              Anyone know where you can download the title tune with joshua? Was it ever released?
              • stereo_mike's avatar
                Thumbing their nose at resurging British nationalism and monarchism, Sons of Kemet present nine pieces of feverish jazz as tributes to nine black women from history they deem more deserving of reverence than our queen. Woven into the album are dozens of other musical styles ranging from funk to grime, all played on the same simple set-up of tuba, sax and drums.
                • RyanThaTemp's avatar
                  Great music, but the pressing is terrible! Hopefully, the CD sounds better. Way too much noise on the vinyl.
                  • Macrozrix's avatar
                    Any info on the pressing quality? I hope it does not sound as the previous one
                    • leadsinger's avatar
                      The April 2021 repress has little of the depictions of users here. Perhaps someone at Impulse is looking here or responded to feedback. The twin vinyl slabs are flat, stiff (likely 150gm at least) and noise-free, even on first play without a prior rinse. Your Queen is not as dry sounding, shut-in and dynamically-constricted as their first two albums on Naim Jazz; the obvious benefit of spreading 9 songs over 2 LPs.