Yussef DayesBlack Classical Music

Label:Brownswood Recordings – BWOOD0310LP, Warner Music Group – 5054197580444, Nonesuch – 5054197580444, Cashmere Thoughts Recordings – BWOOD0310LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop, Jazz
Style:Afrobeat, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz-Funk


A1Black Classical Music
FeaturingCharlie Stacey, Venna*
A2Afro Cubanism
A3Raisins Under The Sun
FeaturingShabaka Hutchings
FeaturingTom Misch
A5Turquoise Galaxy
B1The Light
FeaturingBahia Dayes
B2Pon Di Plaza
B3Magnolia Symphony
B4Early Days
B5Chasing The Drum
C1Birds Of Paradise
C3Marching Band
C4Crystal Palace Park
FeaturingElijah Fox
FeaturingJahaan Sweet
D2Woman's Touch
FeaturingJamilah Barry
D3Tioga Pass
FeaturingRocco Palladino
D4Cowrie Charms

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℗&© 2023 YD Music Limited.
Made in Germany

Regular black vinyl version release in gatefold cover. Front of jacket is embossed. Includes printed inner sleeves.

Some copies come with 'Made in Germany' sticker on the back of the gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5054197580444
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): BN92305-01 A1 5054197580444-01 VT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): BN92305-01 B2 5054197580444-01 BAHIA DAYES
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C): BN95740-02-C1 5054197580444-02 BWOOD0310
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D): BN92305-02-D1 DAVE DAYES 5054197580444-02 BARBARA HICKS

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Black Classical Music (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, White)Brownswood Recordings, Nonesuch, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts Recordings, Brownswood RecordingsBWOOD0310LP, 5054197580444, BWOOD0310Worldwide2023
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Black Classical Music (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Green Mint, Insert)Brownswood Recordings, Nonesuch, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts RecordingsBWOOD310RT, 5054197580444UK & US2023
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Black Classical Music (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple)Brownswood Recordings, Brownswood Recordings, Brownswood Recordings, Warner Music Group, Nonesuch, Cashmere Thoughts RecordingsBWOOD0310LP, BWOOD0310, 5054197580444Germany2023
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Black Classical Music (CD, Album)Brownswood Recordings, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts Recordings, Nonesuch5054197622212Worldwide2023
Black Classical Music (19×File, WAV, Album)Brownswood RecordingsnoneWorldwide2023



  • SquatchStereo's avatar
    With the mixed reviews re: sound, I was a bit apprehensive, but I pulled the trigger today. The double black vinyl edition. After the first listen, I say it's great. Everything is right up front, clear and crisp. Really impressed. And thankful this fabulous music got a proper pressing it deserves.
    • Floydianfella's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      Such a great album; probably my favourite of 2023 but this black vinyl pressing just doesn't quite cut it. It's certainly not bad, just not great. Ironically it's the drums that are the issue, they just don't quite punch through, sounding just a little lost in the overall mix. If you put the drum sound up against say for example, Tony Allen's 'The Source' LP the difference is night and day.
      • matthew.walker's avatar
        Edited 4 months ago
        Amazing album - but don't buy the white vinyl - I've been through 3 copies - all have been so badly warped/dished that the needle ski jumps on early tracks on sides A/C/D.
        Sadly - I think I'll have to get the CD which is a shame on such a stunning warm recording...
        Is the black vinyl copy any better?
        • mosariot's avatar
          Great release as for me. Beautiful music, pleasant sound, textured gatefold.
          Dead silent surface and no problems with sound itself, although plate 2 has a couple of scratches and some warp.
          • mgrenwic's avatar
            Edited 6 months ago
            Music is great. Production not so much. I think there is too much reverb and the instruments are blended together and get lost, bass is bloated and not tight. Drums, ironically, are distant at times and sound off. It’s a shame because this artist is something going. Great music. If Kevin Gray had gotten ahold of this guy boy I’d be in heaven.

            My disc one has a edge warp on both sides and my disc 2 side c is shredded. It’s all scratched up, noisy, maybe from a lack of a poly liner. Disc 2 is so warped I can’t play it, too much wave and my cart isn’t cheap. Honestly, at this price who cheaps out and doesn’t go poly. I bought this direct from the musicians website so I hope they take care of me.

            • grjmal's avatar
              Disappointing - love the music but the production is bad. The drums are pushed way back and a very muddy. I love Yussef's drumming so this is just a crime.
              • briekhof's avatar
                Flat record, no surface noise. Sound is pretty great overall. Worth scooping up if you’re on the fence.
                • stuayoung's avatar
                  Beautiful chilled vibes. This is music for enjoyment and it never fails to put me in a good mood. The black vinyl press is good. I’m not sure what problems others are having. There’s liberal use of reverb here and there and it’s bass heavy. But, that’s what we came here for isn’t it?
                  • kool83's avatar
                    I have mixed feelings. Production is very poor, but it could be did for special atmosphere something like Californication RHCP :D The music is coherent and nice.
                    • goldtoothpoet's avatar
                      Anyone else notice the nod to Minnie Ripertons Come to my Garden album cover? Interesting because this year he also worked with Kali Uchis on Red moon in Venus and she also sends a nod to Minnie with her song Come to my garden and also her album cover taking place in a "garden". PLEASE ANYONE ELSE?? lmao


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