Live At Royal Albert 1099

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rovi.MR0000773921 10/19/99 Used
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Review Text Although they've been performing together for over 30 years and have made more than 40 records, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have never made a live album until this performance. This recording finds the group (and particularly leader Joseph Shabalala) at the peak of its powers before a sold-out crowd at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Running through a program consisting of 11 Shabalala compositions that will be familiar to fans, the group sings on themes of love ("Hello My Baby," "Ngamthola"), spirituality ("King of Kings," "Ngothandaza Njalo" ), the weather ("Rain Rain Beautiful Rain"), and even Christmas ("Inkanyezi Nezazi" ). There's the requisite declaration of the group's musical superiority over competitors ("Vulani Amasango" ) and the even more requisite rendition of "Homeless," a song that Shabalala co-wrote with Paul Simon and that Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed with him on the Graceland album. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

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  1. 1. Introduction - 1:46
  2. 2. Vulani Amasango (Open the Gates) - 4:16
  3. 3. Ngamthola - 6:00
  4. 4. Hello My Baby - 7:19
  5. 5. Abadala - 8:03
  6. 6. King of Kings - 7:47
  7. 7. Wena Othanda - 4:23
  8. 8. Inkanyezi Nezazi (Star and the Wiseman) - 6:26
  9. 9. Ngothandaza Njalo (I Will Keep on Praying) - 8:31
  10. 10. Rain Rain Beautiful Rain - 3:25
  11. 11. Phansi Emigodini (Deep Down in the Mines) - 14:37
  12. 12. Homeless - 6:44

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10/19/99 

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