Talking Timbuktu

Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder

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Barcode: 5060091556546

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Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder have long treasured each other’s recordings. They first met in London in 1992 while both were touring Europe. It was agreed that they should ‘try something together’. This ‘something’ became ‘Talking Timbuktu’, a Grammy award-winning classic album. In September ‘93 Toure was set to play a string of dates in the States and a week was set aside for recording his new album. Cooder was to play on a couple of tracks. A few hours’ rehearsal at Cooder’s Santa Monica home hinted at inspiring possibilities. The Malian guitarist’s next three Californian dates all featured Cooder as special guest. The recording followed a week later by which time Cooder had agreed to produce the entire album and play on every track. The whole album, recorded in three days, is now available on vinyl with an additional previously unreleased track.

“A triumph.” The Sunday Times

“A tour de force. The album constitutes an instant member of the miniscule list of truly interesting collaborations between African and American musicians.” The Independent

Original release had record breaking run at #1 in US World Music Charts (31 Weeks)

Now available on 180g vinyl with previously un-released track.

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Track Listings

A1. Bonde
A2. Soukura
A3. Gomni
A4. Sega

B1. Amandrai
B2. Lasidan
B3. Keito

C1. Banga
C2. Ai Du
C3. Diaraby

D1. Lasidan (Alternate take) - exclusive
to this LP

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