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Darkest Light - The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band (1st edition)



Darkest Light The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
Darkest Light - The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP003, 1999-07-31

"Darkest Light is the first ever retrospective of one of the '70s most influential bands. Recorded in Paris and New York under the production guidance of Pierre Jaubert ("Berjot"), the Lafayettes were a jazz-based super session group that created a heavy, dense, no compromise ghetto funk that has since been sampled by everyone from Public Enemy to Wreckz 'N' Effect. This album brings together the essential tracks from their two studio albums as well as a selection of tracks as their earlier incarnation, Ice, and is the first official collection of their work ever in the UK."

Darkest Light The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
Darkest Light - The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP003, 1999-07-31

Tracklisting CD :
01 Voodounon 5:06
02 Conga 5:01
03 Hihache 7:00
04 Nicky 6:06
05 Malik 5:11
06 Ozan Koukle (Radio Edit) 3:13
07 Soul Makossa 4:55
08 Racubah 3:20
09 Darkest Light 6:14
10 Scorpion Flower 6:31
11 Heels & Soles 4:30
12 The Gap (Instrumental) 3:02
13 Red Matchbox 9:29
14 A.I.E. (A Mwana) 3:18
15 Dr. Beezar "Soul Frankenstein" 2:54

Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Voodounon 5:06
A2 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Conga 5:01
A3 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Hihache 7:00
B1 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik 5:11
B2 Ice (3) - Ozan Koukle 5:45
B3 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Nicky 6:06
C1 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Soul Makossa 4:55
C2 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Darkest Light 6:14
C3 Crispy & Co.* - Scorpion Flower 6:31
D1 Mal Waldron - Red Matchbox 9:29
D2 Ice (3) - Racubah 3:20
D3 Ice (3) - The Gap (Instrumental) 3:02
D4 Captain Dax - Dr. Breezar "Soul Frankenstein" 2:54
D5 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Baba Hya (Bonus Break) 0:37

Links :
strut-records.com
myspace.com/strutrecords

Credits :
Artwork By [Sleeve] - Matt Thame , Sara El-Dabi
Compiled By, Other [Project Co-ordination] - Quinton Scott
Mastered By - Jack "Jacko" Adams*
Other [Compilation Consultant] - Pierre Jaubert
Producer - Pierre Jaubert

Note : 'Darkest Light' brings together the band's finest material for the first time, alongside some previously unreleased gems.
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