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LATIN QUARTER - Radio Africa

music on vinyl

  • £32.85
CATALOGUE NO. MOVLP 2616C
FORMAT - 2xLP limited numbered 180 gram audiophile orange & green vinyl
RELEASE DATE 10th Jul 2020
Genres - Pop

Track Listing
1. A Slow Waltz For Chile
2. Radio Africa
3. America For Beginners
4. Sandinista
5. Burn Again
6. August
7. Weatherman
8. Ed Murrow
9. The Colourscheme
10. The Men Below
11. Cora
12. No Rope As Long As Time
13. Race Me Down
14. Toulouse
15. Nomzamo
16. One Fell Swoop
17. Nothing Like Velvet
18. Swimming Against The Stream

Latin Quarter were an underrated musical force of the mid to late eighties, best-known for the song Radio Africa, a haunting, melodic, reggae-tinged track.The single was never off the radio through the early part of 1986 and reached the top 20 in January that year. Although the follow-up single, “Nomzamo (One People One Cause)” failed to match the commercial success of its predecessor the track was typical of the group’s political stance and their musical influences from around the world.

This collection features tracks taken from the three albums ‘Modern Times’, ‘Mick And Caroline’ and ‘Swimming Against The Stream’. Among the many highlights on this album are “A Slow Waltz For Chile”, attacking the Pinochet regime in that country, “Sandinista”, taking up the Nicaraguan cause from The Clash, “No Rope As Long As Time”, which illustrated the futility of violence in South Africa (and the West’s concern for Mandela and Soweto) and also the lilting, beautiful acoustic track “The Colourscheme”. Enjoy listening to eighteen of Latin Quarter’s finest songs, compiled on vinyl for the first time, and rediscover some very well-crafted, intelligent pop music.

Available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on orange (LP1) and green (LP2) vinyl.

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