other titles...

CYMANDE

Promised Heights (50th Anniversary Edition)

limited pink lp in gatefold sleeve - £22.99 | Buy
This record closed out an historic three-album run of seminal early '70s Afro-soul that also included their 1972 self-titled debut and 1973’s 'Sec...
CYMANDE

Cymande (Reissue)

remastered black lp in gatefold sleeve - £22.99 | Buy
Limited Translucent Orange Crush LP in Gatefold Jacket - £23.99
With the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, Cymande emerged as innovators of the black British music scene.
Second Time Round (50th Anniversary Edition)
  1. Anthracite
  2. Willies' Headache
  3. Genevieve
  4. Trevorgus
  5. To You
  6. For Baby Ooh
  7. Fug
  8. Crawshay
  9. Bird
  10. Them & Us

CYMANDE

Second Time Round (50th Anniversary Edition)

partisan
  • limited transparent emerald green lp in gatefold sleeve

    Released: 8th Dec 2023

    £22.99
    Buy

In 1973, with the release of ‘Second Time Round,’ Cymande solidified their place in music history.

As children of the Windrush Generation, they were part of the first wave of innovators and originators of the fledgling Black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic rock touches, and American style funk instrumentation into a unique sound they dubbed as “Nyah-rock.” Recorded while the band was fresh off a US tour with Al Green, ‘Second Time Around’ was the follow up to their self-titled debut and firmly planted the band in the ears of an adoring US audience. Their debut was the first UK soul album to land on the Billboard charts, and ‘Second Time Round’ placed them back on the US charts again. They were also the first British band to ever play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.