BELEIVE ME by SURPRISE

SKU109658
ArtistSURPRISE
TitleBELEIVE ME
LabelBEAUMONDE
Catalog #BM 1807
Genre
ReleaseW 31 - 2019
FormatVinyl - EULP
€ 29,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. We Gonna Have Some Fun
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Ogoue
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Butter Fly
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Back To LBV
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-02-01.mp3
  5. Will Be The Only One
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-02-02.mp3
  6. Beleive Me
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bm_1807_beleive_me/sf737708-01-02-03.mp3

Description

Gabonese Boogie-synth Holy Grail reissued! Lovely crafted tip-on sleeve. Remastered. 700 copies.

In Gabon, 1983, Frédéric Gassita decided to form the band "Surprise" with his longtime friend Jean-Jean Gateau, having a strong inspiration from the US funk that invaded the radio waves of Gabon: Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commodores, Maze by Frankie Beverly .... The Guitarist Célestin Assélé Bongo joined the band and provided them the necessary means to record an album. Florence Nang Ekomye, a talented self-taught jazz singer, is immediately recruited, being the voice of Surprise.

Recorded in 1985, benefiting from the unique recording conditions of Studio N'Koussou in Libreville: probably one of the handful studios in the planet to use a Digital 48 Tracks recorder at the time; The result is a sensational production, the use of synthesizers is slamming and the charm of Florence’s voice make the recording quite unique.

Totally unknown until recently, Surprise, primarily an early work from the great composer Frédéric Gassita,

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