William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor?

Label:Luaka Bop – 6 80899 0079-1-7, Luaka Bop – LP 0079, Wilfilms Records – 6 80899 0079-1-7, Wilfilms Records – LP 0079
Series:World Psychedelic Classics – 5
3 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Style:African, Leftfield


A1Body And Soul10:08
A2Atomic Bomb7:51
B1Good Name10:08
B2Something You Will Never Forget10:07
C1Why Go To War9:06
C2Love Is Blind7:57
D1Heaven And Hell4:03
D2Let's Fall In Love7:23
D3Fantastic Man6:27
E1The Way To Win Your Love7:24
E2Love Me Now7:12
E3Jungle Gods4:03
F1When The Going Is Smooth And Good12:53

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Includes printed inner sleeves and a download coupon for the album to obtain via code from

Beautiful vinyl transfers by Colin Young at See Why Audio in London and also Kieran Hebden in Woodstock, N.Y.

Catalogue number "6 80899 0079-1-7" is printed on the spine, "LP 0079" is printed on the face labels.

F2 is an instrumental excerpt of "I Need You All Life" and is not mentioned on the cover or label.
Comes with a code to download tracks A1 to F1.
Tracks E1 to F2 not on CD version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 80899 00791 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 680899007917
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 A J.Lambert @JLM -29630-
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 B J.Lambert @JLM -29630-
  • Matrix / Runout (C-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 C J.Lambert @JLM -29631-
  • Matrix / Runout (D-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 D J.Lambert @JLM -29631-
  • Matrix / Runout (E-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 E J.Lambert @JLM -29632-
  • Matrix / Runout (F-Side runout): LUAKA BOP 0079 F J.Lambert @JLM -29632-
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Who Is William Onyeabor? (CD, Compilation)Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop6 80899 0079-2-4, CD 0079US2013
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Who Is William Onyeabor? (13×File, MP3, Compilation, 320 kbps)Luaka BopnoneUS2013
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Who Is William Onyeabor? (2×CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Promo, Sampler)Luaka Bop6 80899 0079-2-4US2013
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Who Is William Onyeabor? (CDr, Compilation, Promo)Luaka Bop, Wilfilms RecordsnoneUS2013
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Who Is William Onyeabor? (13×File, FLAC, Compilation, 320 kbps)Luaka BopnoneUS2013
  • Bartholomew's avatar
    William Onyeabor is from another planet it seems... freaky and wonderful! Who is William Onyeabor??
    • bigmix's avatar
      Can someone please verify the weight of the vinyl, is it 180 gram ?
      • TheJanitor666's avatar
        Anyone else missing the label or disc 1 side 2?
        • TobiTobsucht's avatar
          Edited 8 months ago
          After a long time i grab this one. Great music, but why doesn't someone invent printed poly inner sleeves? :)
          • warpedwarped's avatar
            sadly enough I did not get a download code with my sealed copy
            • jimmygodin's avatar
              Does anyone else also have a label misprint on the second LP of the set? There is a 'Side 4' label on both sides of mine. Beautiful sounding record regardless.
              • FlamingLisp's avatar
                Agree it's a great pressing. Very pleased on my end!! Great compilation from start to finish
                • Serg-Soros's avatar
                  Great groove but recording quality is so low. If you like hi-fi quality - forget. Raw african home-made quality. Me personally can not listen it at home
                  • SongAndDanceMan9's avatar
                    Edited 3 years ago
                    Great pressing. Such a great pressing in fact, that i'm actually going to call you a jackass if you dont pick this up.
                    • Diabolick's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      a curious enigma artist i discovered in February of this year and immediately was hooked. there are some absolutely fascinating compositions on this album that sound like they were from the future at the time they were produced. "fantastic man" obviously been the crowning achievement but tracks like "love is blind" "Atomic bomb" and "something you'll never forget" are pretty steady stand outs too. all in all it wraps itself up nicely as a really nice introductory piece to Mr. Onyeabor's wall of work.



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