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Love Peace And Poetry Vol.8: African Psychedelic Music

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Genre: Rock - Psychedelic Rock / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2004-09-27 at QDK Media

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      14.04.2010 21:59
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      Love, Peace and Poetry is a range of compilations that feature collections of psychedelic music - usually the 60s garage type stuff from a range of continents and countries that often have a local twist.

      The warm temperatures of war-ridden Africa are not ideal to ensure that LP's stay in good condition, so I imagine that this album could have been a bit better than it was but masterpieces have disappeared over the years, I would have been more impressed if more funky West African music was included in what seems a bit of a white man's album.

      The main fault of this album is that it overdosed a bit on South African bands which seem to sound no different at all than their Euro counterparts, in some ways it was worthwhile because gems such as the proto metal band Suck and the legendary Freedom's Child get on the compilation but over all the album is too wishy washy and although it does have a couple of entries from the likes of Zambia, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria - it seems to miss lots of top tracks that I'm aware of and there are tracks that make it on here that I'd not have anywhere near if I was in charge of compiling it!

      Having recently listened to a couple of the other volumes and being in awe of the Asian volume, I'm disappointed with the outcome of what could have been a very promising album! This rather bland collection does not do such an exotic and talented continent justice.

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Circus - McCully Workshop Inc.
    2 Madman's Cry - Otis Waygood
    3 Time to Face the Sun
    4 Moving Away - Abstract Truth, Abstract Truth
    5 1999
    6 Elegy
    7 Valley of Sadness - Third Eye
    8 Gentle Beasts, Pt. 1
    9 Seventh House
    10 Higher I Go - Otis Waygood
    11 Love Is the Only Way
    12 Oh Ye Ye
    13 Weatherman
    14 Original Man - Abstract Truth, Abstract Truth
    15 Kafkasque
    16 Young Folk and Old Folk - Third Eye
    17 Gbe Mi Lo