The album cover features Erykah Badu with fluorescent stripes of green and orange reminiscent of the traditional colors of the Kente tribe of the north Congo.
“For those who haven't discovered that A Tribe Called Quest made several of the best LPs in hip-hop history, Anthology is a perfect way to encapsulate the trio's decade-long career into one manageable portion. All of their best and biggest songs are here, from the early neglected joint "Luck of Lucien" to classic jazz-rap from The Low End Theory like "Jazz (We've Got)," and their 45-rpm peak with "Award Tour," all the way to their last big hit, "Find a Way," from 1998's The Love Movement. Yes, anyone who enjoys hip-hop needs to own at least Midnight Marauders and The Low End Theory, but Anthology succeeds in delivering all the highest points from a great hip-hop group's career. The collection also includes the first solo track from Q-Tip, 1999's "Vivrant Thing." – AllMusic
This one goes deep! An incredible reissue stepping into the the world again in 2019 via Spiritmuse Records.
A spiritual jazz, ultra-rare Holy Grail from Abdullah ‘Mudon’ Sami and New York’s & Chicago’s late ‘70s underground jazz scene, that has acquired mythical status. Originally released as private press in 1978 by the artist for only 300 copies, it’s now been remastered and reissued for the first time on vinyl. A highly anticipated reissue amongst collectors 'in the know', ‘Peace of Time’ and the story of Mudon Abdullah Sami is the true stuff of legend. - Spiritmuse Records
Label: Spiritmuse Records – SPM 001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
After their first two incredible debut singles ("Modulator Mix" and "Casanova 70") were revealed to the world in 1995 and 96, Air released two follow up classics in 1997: "Le soleil est pres de moi" and "J'ai dormi sous l'eau". This RSD release includes both original versions and a remixed version of 'J'ai dormi sous l'eau" by the famous French electronic music duo l :cube & DJ Gilb'R .A.K.A Chateau flight and a Dan The Automator remix of "Le soleil est pres de moi". (Limited worldwide release of 4500.)
SIDE A: 01 Le Soleil est pres de moi 02 J'ai dormi sous l'eau
SIDE B: 01 Le soleil est pres de moi (Automator remix) 02 J'ai dormi sous l'eau – Press Release
Twentyears is a compilation album by Air, consisting of French duo Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, released in 2016, twenty years after their international debut.
The anthology includes one LP of the duo's hits, plus another LP comprising 14 rare or unreleased cuts. Selections include classics like "Sexy Boy" and "Kelly Watch The Stars," as well as lesser-known collaborations with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker and Françoise Hardy, plus recordings of radio performances on BBC and KCRW.
“Twentyears does exactly what a compilation needs to; it shows how Air are arguably one of the last great singles bands, but by delving beyond the hits we are presented with an abbreviated version of a back catalogue of panache and flair. Always engaging, always different, but always Air.” - The Line of Best Fit
“As laid-back as it is, a track like opener “La Femme D’Argent,” from Air’s 1998 debut full-length Moon Safari, shimmies quite a bit—but in a totally nonchalant, debonair manner. The cool-strutting bass line paves the path as jazzy, improv-sounding piano flutters around and alien-noise squiggles slice into the synth breeze.
Pop-electronica big hits like “Playground Love” and “Sexy Boy” anchor the compilation, but the secondary and tertiary singles make the album move. An instrumental like “Alpha Beta Gaga,” from 2004’s Talkie Walkie, ratchets intensity in a way that’s both uplifting and cathartic.” - AV Club