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
FeaturingBarbara Hicks, Leon Thomas

Companies, etc.



℗&© 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

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Black Classical Music (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, White)Brownswood Recordings, Nonesuch, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts Recordings, Brownswood RecordingsBWOOD0310LP, 5054197580444, BWOOD0310Worldwide2023
New Submission
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, Nonesuch, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts RecordingsBWOOD0310LPGermany2023
New Submission
Black Classical Music (CD, Album)Brownswood Recordings, Warner Music Group, Cashmere Thoughts Recordings, Nonesuch5054197622212UK & US2023
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Black Classical Music (19×File, WAV, Album)Brownswood RecordingsnoneWorldwide2023



  • GratefulDawg73's avatar
    Excellent album. My copy is flat and full bodied sound.
    • deepthawt42's avatar
      My copy is flat and quiet. The music and sound is fantastic!
      • GtheGhost's avatar
        Edited 15 days ago
        My copy had a light warp on the second record and some quiet surface noise even after being cleaned first. Otherwise sounds almost exactly like the digital edition (pretty good but not amazing) I was able to get this at $34 instead of the almost $50 this is going for, which was cool. At $50+ I would have been a little unhappier about the warping.
        • spiritual_zone's avatar
          Where is the box set? I cannot find it the database.
          • patientot's avatar
            Edited 17 days ago
            Musically this is excellent overall. People were waiting a long time for Dayes' real debut album and this doesn't disappoint.

            My copy is generally okay and decently centered, but both records have a light warp to them. This is common with Optimal gatefold pressings IME, because the edge of the records get stuck in the part of the direct board printed gatefold that folds over. It happens all the time with both single and double gatefold LPs from this plant. Extra tight shrink wrap doesn't help either.

            Standard edition on black vinyl has no real extras. Just printed inner sleeves and a direct board printed jacket with an embossed front cover. No download code.

            If you got a really bad copy you're not happy with, just return it and try to get a replacement. At the prices new records go for these days there is no reason to put up with defective vinyl. Optimal is one of the worst offenders IME but are unavoidable as they are such a huge plant and so many great labels (large and small) use them.

            My 2 cents.



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