Saturday, 12 July 2014

Track Of The Day: Tony Allen ft. Damon Albarn - 'Go Back'

A magnificent new track from afrobeat legend Tony Allen, which features the voice of Damon Albarn, with who Allen also played with in The Good, The Bad And The Queen a few years ago. The poignantly funky 'Go Back' features smart flicks of bass, a sensual, yearning sigh of a vocal from Albarn added to some truly magnificent piano and horn arrangements, plus of course Allen himself who provides instinctive trademark rhythms to brilliant effect. An absolute gem of a song. A press release describes it as "a homage to the African refugees who ended up on the Italian island of Lampedusa" and "a dazzling new masterpiece to add to the collective adventures of the brilliant English jack-of-all-trades and the cult Nigerian drummer, whose paths first crossed over ten years ago for the album Homecooking, followed by The Good, the Bad and the Queen and Africa Express..." 'Go Back' is taken from Allen's upcoming album 'Film Of Life', which is to be released on the JazzVillage label in October.



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