Ali Farka Toure - The Source
First time ever on vinyl for one of Ali Farka Toure's greatest albums. The vinyl version has been stunningly remixed and remastered from the original analogue master tapes. Double album with full sleeve notes, previously unseen photographs and exclusive unreleased track.
African guitarist Ali Farka Toure's previous releases were wonderful mixes of traditional language and rhythms being supported by contemporary concerns, instrumentalists, and producers. His most recent session features his working band backing Toure in a series of impassioned, animated tunes that are done in both his native tongue and English. The similarity between Toure's sparse playing and percussive writing and early blues songs has been noted. What also deserves mention is the cohesive qualities his band have and the way his electric and acoustic playing, with its light, frilly air, fills in the spaces underneath his vocals easily.