Cymande - Second Time Round (Ltd Col.)

Cymande - Second Time Round (Ltd Col.)
Cymande - Second Time Round (Ltd Col.)
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Janus (JLS 3054)
Special Attributes: Gatefold Sleeve. Blue coloured vinyl.
Release Date: 2015
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"These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the early 70s – with results that were years ahead of their time..." (

"Cymande's second LP is captivating enough, but perhaps too political for the masses. Still, there've been few better fusions of reggae and jazz than Second Time Round. The spirited "Anthracite" is driven by horns on the chorus, a scorching sax solo, and a titillating flute. Flautist Mike Rose continues to captivate on the oddly titled "Willie Headache," which is far too mellow to cause listeners to grab for the Tylenol. Everything is centered around Steve Scipo's bubbly bass notes, a good example being "Trevorgus," in which the beat falls between midtempo and uptempo and everything (the horns, the rhythm, the chanting vocals) complements each other as if linked by an invisible chain. The group scintillates on "Fug," a rapid-fire mover and shaker that speaks of people dying because of greed and deceit. Cymande let their dreads down on this one -- emoting, getting real, and performing like there's no tomorrow..." (Read more:

Track List (Listen to the album in full)

A1 Anthracite
A2 Willies' Headache
A3 Genevieve
A4 Trevorgus
A5 To You

B1 For Baby Ooh
B2 Fug
B3 Crawshay
B4 Bird
B5 Them And Us

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