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CymandeCymande

Label:Janus Records – JLS 3044, Janus Records – JLS-3044
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Funk, Soul

Tracklist

A1Zion I
Written-ByMike Rose*, Pablo Gonsales
3:29
A2One More3:06
A3Getting It Back4:16
A4Listen4:37
A5Rickshaw5:50
B1Dove
Written-ByCymande
10:50
B2Bra5:00
B3The Message4:19
B4Ras Tafarian Folk Song
Written-ByMike Rose*, Pablo Gonsales
3:08
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Notes

Recorded in London, England

All selections published by Heavy Music, Inc. (BMI)

From the inner gatefold release notes: "We call our music NYAH-ROCK, and through it we speak of our ideals, our heritage and ourselves"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): JLS 3044 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): JLS 3044 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched / logo stamped / RL etched): JLS-3044-A STERLING RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): JLS-3044-B
  • Price Code (Spine): 5.94

Other Versions (5 of 50)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Cymande (LP, Album, Gatefold)Philips6305 181Germany1972
New Submission
Cymande (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Quadraphonic)Janus Records7098-3044HUS1972
New Submission
Cymande (LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve)RCA Victor443.055France1972
Recently Edited
Cymande (LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Press, Gatefold)Janus Records, Janus RecordsJLS 3044, JLS-3044US1972
New Submission
Cymande (8-Track Cartridge, Album)Janus Records, GRTM 8098-3044US1972

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  • Stormpetrel's avatar
    Stormpetrel
    Edited one year ago
    If any record deserves the AAA Kevin Gray Pallas/GRP treatment it's this masterpiece.
    • Vart's avatar
      Vart
      This album that has never left my record box.
      I had a weekly pub residency for 3 years and Dove was always the first track in every DJ set.
      • sicaso's avatar
        sicaso
        An Abbey Road remaster is coming out in December: https://store.partisanrecords.com/release/330253-cymande-cymande
        • AlbertHofstein's avatar
          Not one single Japanese reissue of this incredible record. How can that be?
          • jungleuk's avatar
            jungleuk
            It is a great album, but is not Roots Reggae.
            • mathull777's avatar
              mathull777
              If anyone ever comes across an empty jacket they’d be willing to part with ive got a disc that is missing one!
              • Alain_Patrick's avatar
                Edited 16 years ago
                Cymande's first album is a must. Shaped on multi-cultural quality music, it stood the test of time through DJ charts, compilations & samples. "Dove", "Bra" and "The Message", three of the most specal tunes of this album were included on important selections such as 'Super Disco Brake's', 'Got To Get Your Own (Some Rare Grooves)', 'Mega Disco Funk', 'Blueprint - Digital Blueprint Of Soulful, Funky Grooves', 'Funk Rock', among others, including top House artist Little Louie Vega's compilation 'Choice - A Collection Of Classics'.
                Based on fantastic instrumental arrangements, Cymande LP is an invitation to a deep musical journey: "Dove", for example, is very deep, soulful and has that introspective blend of Soul-Blues aura - the mood is based on Patrick Patterson's brilliant guitar solo and its dialog with Steve Scipio's bass, vocal chorus, sensual rhythms and Mike Rose's flute lines (it was sampled by Hip Hop acts such as Cash Crew, EPMD, Fugees, and others as well).
                "Bra" and "The Message" were equally influential and had rich ensemble, all based on the most essential principle that makes music so special - art.
                'The Message / Zion I' and 'Bra / Ras Tafarian Folk Song' got releases on seven inches.

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