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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.
CYMANDE

Second Time Round (50th Anniversary Edition)

limited transparent emerald green lp in gatefold sleeve - £22.99 | Buy
In 1973, with the release of ‘Second Time Round,’ Cymande solidified their place in music history.
Promised Heights (50th Anniversary Edition)
  1. Pon de Dungle
  2. Equatorial Forest
  3. Brothers On The Slide
  4. Changes
  5. Breezeman
  6. Promised Heights
  7. Losin' Ground
  8. Leavert
  9. The Recluse
  10. Sheshamani

CYMANDE

Promised Heights (50th Anniversary Edition)

partisan
  • limited pink lp in gatefold sleeve

    Released: 17th May 2024

    £22.99
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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 'Second Time Round'.

'Promised Heights' solidified Cymande’s place in music history, and contains some of their most-beloved and often-sampled tracks such as “Brothers On The Slide”. As children of the Windrush Generation, Cymande 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.” 'Promised Heights' was recorded following the band’s US tour with Al Green, which had firmly planted Cymande in the ears of an adoring American audience. Cymande were also the first British band to ever play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.