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Drumming Is A Language (1990-2011) 5CD Boxset + 36 Page Booklet
African Head Charge
On-U Sound
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Release Date
March 6, 2020
  • Box Set 5×CD


    5CD Boxset + 36 Page Booklet

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    • + WAV / FLAC


    • Songs Of Praise (1990)
    • In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (1993)
    • Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (2005)
    • Voodoo Of The Godsent (2011)
    • Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi (Unreleased version mixes from Songs Of Praise and In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land)
    • Plus 36 page booklet with rare photos and an extensive new interview with African Head Charge mainman Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah.

A companion set to the acclaimed Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks set issued in 2016 that anthologised the early years of African Head Charge, this picks up the story in 1990 with what many fans regard as the band’s masterpiece, Songs Of Praise, plus 3 more studio albums, a ton of bonus tracks (including an entire disc of early 90s outtakes) and 36 page booklet.

DISC1: SONGS OF PRAISE (1990) Free Chant (Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi) / Orderliness, Godliness, Discipline And Dignity / Hymn / Dervish Chant / Hold Some More / Healing Father / Healing Ceremony / Cattle Herders Chant / Ethiopian Praises / My God / Gospel Train / Chant For The Spirits / God Is Great / Deer Spirit Song / Full Charge / Fullness / Special Mix

DISC2: IN PURSUIT OF SHASHAMANE LAND (1993) Heading to Glory / Pursuit / One Destination / No, Don't Follow Fashion / Animal Law / Learning / Fever Pitch / Somebody Touch I / Fever Pitch (Raw Cut) / Pursuit (underpulse motion DJ edit) / No Don't Follow Fashion / On The Off Beat / Rastaman / Run Come See Me / Kumasee / Mama Shante Garden

DISC3: VISION OF A PSYCHEDELIC AFRICA (2005) The Big Country / Surfari / Positive Thoughts & Mind / Unplanned / Treatment For A Septic Horn / Drumming Is A Language / Mr. Whippy Does Djibouti / Run Come See / Ran Came Saw / Blessed Works / Work Blessed / More Fluid / Who Are You? / Ready You Ready / Ready You Ready Part 2 / What Is The Plan?* / What Is The Plan? (Version)* *(with Mutabaruka)

DISC4: VOODOO OF THE GODSENT (2011) In "I" Head / The Best Way / Take Heed... And Smoke Up Your Collyweed / Stoned Age Man / African Bredda / Mysterious Happenings / This And That And The Other / Undulating / Timpanya / Badman Plan / Dobbyn Joins The Head Charge / God Willing / Fear Of A Man God

DISC5: CHURCHICAL CHANT OF THE IYABINGHI Unreleased version mixes from Songs Of Praise and In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land Peace and Happiness / Jungle Law / Learned / One Love, One Heart (Version) / Pitched Fever / Dervish Dub / Dub Some More / Disciplined and Dignified / Healing Father's Dub / Dub for the Spirits

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