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180G Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track analog tapes
"Tip-on" heavyweight gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing
Well, wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. Analogue Productions has gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes. Then plating and presssing by Gary Salstrom and the crew at Quality Record Pressings. But it doesn't stop there: they've enhanced the original studio photography and wrapped up the whole package in a deluxe "old-school" tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!
Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion. The concert is divided in three sections: "Moods of the American Negro," "In the Caribbean," and "Around the World." All the hits are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.
From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious. Have a seat, sip a beverage and enjoy!
LP 1 - Side 1:
Take My Mother Home
LP 1 - Side 2:
The Marching Saints
All My Trials
LP 2 - Side 3:
Mama Look A Boo Boo
Come Back Liza
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Merci Bon Dieu
LP 2 - Side 4:
Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma