Manu Dibango’s Gone Clear and Ambassador reissued on 2xLP

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Featuring a reggae rework of ‘Soul Makossa’.

Legendary Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s Gone Clear and Ambassador albums are being reissued on 2xLP, via Sony Music Video Enterprises this August.

Following a tour with the Ivorian Radio-Television Orchestra, Dibango landed in Kingston for the first time during 1976.

Later setting up at Dynamic Sounds Studios with a cast of musicians including Sly Dunbar on drums, Robbie Shakespeare on bass and Michael Brecker on sax to record Gone Clear, Dibango released the album on Island Records in 1981.

A year later, Dibango recorded Ambassador with the same group of musicians, and also released it on Island Records in 1981.

Both of the albums have been reissued together in a 2xLP package, featuring the original cover artwork from Gone Clear.

Check out the artwork and tracklist below in advance of its 28th August release.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Full Up
2. Goro City
3. Doctor Bird

Side B

1. Frozen Soul
2. Tek Time
3. Happy Feeling

Side C

1. Ca Va Chouia
2. Bona Sango
3. Kumbele Style

Side D

1. Night Jet
2. Choc’n’Soul
3. Reggae Makossa