July 17, 2020
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.
1. Full Up
2. Goro City
3. Doctor Bird
1. Frozen Soul
2. Tek Time
3. Happy Feeling
1. Ca Va Chouia
2. Bona Sango
3. Kumbele Style
1. Night Jet
3. Reggae Makossa