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Long Walk To Freedom CD 1 of 1

Learn more about Long Walk To Freedom:

Format: CD
Sku: 202155129
UPC: 053361310929
UPC 14: 00053361310929
Release Date: 1/24/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Nomathemba ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
2. Hello My Baby ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
3. Diamonds on the Soles or Her Shoes ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
4. Homeless ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
5. Rain Rain Beautiful Rain ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
6. How Long ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
7. Mbube ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
8. Amazing Grace / Nearer My God To Thee ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
9. Nkosi Sikelel 'Lafrica ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
10. Inkanyezi Nezazi (Star And The Wiseman) ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
11. Shosholoza ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
12. Long Walk To Freedom (Halala South Africa) ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo
13. Thula Thula ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Marie Daulne, Zap Mama (vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Tanja Daese, Lene Noegaard Christensen (vocals).
Muze PNote LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2006) celebrates Ladysmith Black Mambazo's rich, prolific career via a concise 13-track set. For LONG WALK, the South African vocal group selected some of their finest compositions and rerecorded them with contributions from guest artists like Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, and Zap Mama.
Muze PNote The track list features many of Ladysmith's biggest songs, including their 1973 international hit "Nomathemba," and two tracks from Paul Simon's GRACELAND (the recording that brought them to widespread attention in America). The group's unique sound, built on lush, layered harmonies, township-influenced song structures, and rhythmic clicks and whirs, is dazzlingly apparent on nearly every track. While not a comprehensive retrospective, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is an excellent sampler of this dynamic group's achievements.

Producer: Joseph Shabalala

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Guiding Star
Muze Music Compilations African Dreamland
Muze Music Compilations Rarities B Sides And Other Stuff Volu
Muze Music Compilations Celebration Of Stars:children's Music
Muze Music Compilations Love Peace:greatest Hits For Kids
Muze Music Compilations World Travels
Muze Music Compilations Sweet Slumbers
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To African Lullabies
Muze Music Compilations Divine Decade
Muze Music Compilations Listen
Muze Music Compilations African Lullaby
Muze Music Compilations Awake
Muze Music Compilations Complete Albums Collection

Associated Artists and Works

Ears, Rabbit
Glover, Danny
Rabbit Ears

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/26/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HUCD 3109
Music Label Name Label : Heads Up Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00053361310929

Professional Reviews

Down Beat (p.73)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he 'Thula Thula' Shabalala solo, an improvisation of a traditional lullaby, is showstopping....The highlight is the gently lilting and uplifting 'Shosholoza'..."

JazzTimes (p.77)
- "[W]ith fresh recordings featuring a multicultural assortment of A-list guests....Most stirring is an exalted 'Shosholoza'...featuring a grand summit of South African music giants."

Dirty Linen (p.91)
- "[A] fairly comprehensive collection of the group's heaviest hits recorded with guest artists..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Ladysmith Black Mamb
Product attributeLabel:   Heads Up Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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