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    Now on Vinyl: Classic World Circuit Albums from Orchestra Baobab and Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder

    Two classics albums from World Circuit Records are now available on vinyl: the 2001 reissue of Orchestra Baobab's much sought-after 1982 debut, Pirates Choice, and Ali Farka Touré's Grammy Award-winning 1993 collaboration with guitarist/producer Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu. Each is available on double 180-gram vinyl LPs from World Circuit, distributed in North America on Nonesuch Records, and can be found at your favorite local record shop and in the vinyl section of the Nonesuch Store. For orders outside of North America, visit the World Circuit Shop.

    The 2001 reissue of Orchestra’s Baobab’s Pirates Choice introduced the band’s prescient Afro-Cuban fusion to a global audience and included additional tracks from the original sessions. The Guardian hailed it as "a Holy Grail to lovers of world music." NME described it as "rumbling rhumba dripping with late-night mellowness." The Sunday Times of London described the album as "a magical sliver of history," the Evening Standard called it "a masterpiece," and the Observer called it "a lost treasure from the golden age of African music."

    Ali Farke Touré and Ry Cooder had long treasured each other’s recordings when they first met in London in 1992 while both on tour and agreed to try something together. The resulting collaboration, Talking Timbuktu, was recorded in just three days in Los Angeles in 1993 and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Relaxed and accessible, the music is complemented by Cooder's subtle guitar work and sensitive production while retaining the integrity of Touré's performance. The Sunday Times called it "a triumph." Mojo said: "Three days of studio spontaneity prove the innate compatibility of two traditions." Billboard called it "a triumphant collaboration." The new vinyl edition includes an additional previously unreleased track.

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Two classics albums from World Circuit Records are now available on vinyl: the 2001 reissue of Orchestra Baobab's much sought-after 1982 debut, Pirates Choice, and Ali Farka Touré's Grammy Award-winning 1993 collaboration with Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu. Each is available on double 180-gram vinyl LPs from World Circuit, distributed in North America on Nonesuch Records, and can be found at your favorite local record shop and in the vinyl section of the Nonesuch Store.

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Two classics albums from World Circuit Records are now available on vinyl: the 2001 reissue of Orchestra Baobab's much sought-after 1982 debut, Pirates Choice, and Ali Farka Touré's Grammy Award-winning 1993 collaboration with guitarist/producer Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu. Each is available on double 180-gram vinyl LPs from World Circuit, distributed in North America on Nonesuch Records, and can be found at your favorite local record shop and in the vinyl section of the Nonesuch Store. For orders outside of North America, visit the World Circuit Shop.

The 2001 reissue of Orchestra’s Baobab’s Pirates Choice introduced the band’s prescient Afro-Cuban fusion to a global audience and included additional tracks from the original sessions. The Guardian hailed it as "a Holy Grail to lovers of world music." NME described it as "rumbling rhumba dripping with late-night mellowness." The Sunday Times of London described the album as "a magical sliver of history," the Evening Standard called it "a masterpiece," and the Observer called it "a lost treasure from the golden age of African music."

Ali Farke Touré and Ry Cooder had long treasured each other’s recordings when they first met in London in 1992 while both on tour and agreed to try something together. The resulting collaboration, Talking Timbuktu, was recorded in just three days in Los Angeles in 1993 and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Relaxed and accessible, the music is complemented by Cooder's subtle guitar work and sensitive production while retaining the integrity of Touré's performance. The Sunday Times called it "a triumph." Mojo said: "Three days of studio spontaneity prove the innate compatibility of two traditions." Billboard called it "a triumphant collaboration." The new vinyl edition includes an additional previously unreleased track.

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Orchestra Baobab: "Pirates Choice," Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder: "Talking Timbuktu" [covers]

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