The Analogue Productions reissue of Hugh Masekela’s masterpiece Hope, now available on 33 1/3 LP. Mastering from Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio; 200-gram knock-your-socks-off silent heavyweight vinyl plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings. Stoughton Printing tip-on old-style heavyweight gatefold jacket. The ultimate.
A longtime audiophile demonstration disc. Hope will show off your system’s dynamic range as well as any record ever released. Hugh Masekela, the outstanding South African trumpeter, assembled a seven-piece group and recorded this great set live at Washington, D.C.’s Blues Alley. The songs stretch over a period of nearly five decades and serve as an informal guided tour of Masekela’s life. The songs are honest and bare, and as for the sound — WOW!
Unlike a prior 45 RPM version that included seven songs, this 33 1/3 reissue contains the full program as originally recorded with all 12 tracks included! Plus, as an added bonus, we’ve included a special insert — featuring an exclusive interview with Grammy/Emmy Award-winning engineer David Hewitt, who recorded Hope originally.
Listen to that magic unfold — put on this Analogue Productions reissue of Hope, and be transported.
|1||The Abangoma (The Healers)||05:02|
|3||Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)||05:12|
|4||Grazing in the Grass||03:29|
|3||Ntyilo Ntyilo (The Love Bird)||06:00|
|1||He le Se (The Dowry Song)||05:39|
|2||Stimela [Coal Train]||10:13|