Lion


Lion by Virgin Records Us at Your Free Album. MPN: 0777 7 86117 2 1 / 2584. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1989, The Lion is considered the Senegalese singers breakthrough album. There are albums by World artists that are geared for a commercial market, but The Lion is something else entirely. It is an album that the commercial market wholeheartedly embraced without N'Dour having to alter has sound or cater to a new audience. The Lion is N'Dour, pure and simple. Well, he does have some high-powered guests appearing on the album including Peter Gabriel,


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Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1989, The Lion is considered the Senegalese singers breakthrough album. There are albums by World artists that are geared for a commercial market, but The Lion is something else entirely. It is an album that the commercial market wholeheartedly embraced without N'Dour having to alter has sound or cater to a new audience. The Lion is N'Dour, pure and simple. Well, he does have some high-powered guests appearing on the album including Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes, David Sancious, David Sanborn and others. World music never sounded so good. EMI. For much of the world, this was the first opportunity to hear Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour. Championed by Peter Gabriel (who appears here on "Shaking the Tree"), he burst into public consciousness with the frantic mbalax rhythms of the title track, dedicated to Senegal's soccer team. The producers, including David Sancious, added some gloss to the sound without killing the thrill of songs like "The Truth," and N'Dour's wonderful voice, with its high, keening griot sound was firmly front and center--exactly where it should be. While the music was toned down a little for Western audiences, it remained firmly grounded in the streets of N'Dour's Dakar, with the inventive drumming of Manu Katche, who powers the songs along. You could aptly call this the birth of a superstar, with N'Dour showing himself capable and ready to walk into the hearts of people around the world as one of the great voices. --Chris Nickson

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Manufacturer:
Virgin Records Us
Category:
Senegal & Gambia
MPN:
0777 7 86117 2 1 / 2584
Release Date:
1992-06-29
UPC:
077778611721
Part Number:
0777 7 86117 2 1 / 2584
Artist:
Youssou N'dour
Publisher:
Virgin Records Us
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.22 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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