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Real World 25 - Various Artists
Real World 25
Mustt Mustt (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Kufilaw (Take Care) (Maryam Mursal)
Fingers (Joi)
If I Had My Way (Little Axe)
Run On For A Long Time (The Blind Boys Of Alabama)
The Feeling Begins (Peter Gabriel)
Kothbiro (Ayub Ogada)
Dionysus (Jocelyn Pook)
Sisitizo La Amani Duniani (Hukwe Zawose)
Kipenda Roho (Remmy Ongala)
No Dog Jazz (Adrian Sherwood)
Guragigna (Dub Colossus) -
La Sombra Negra (Totó La Momposina y sus Tambores)
Cold Haily Rainy Night (The Imagined Village)
Glistening Fields (Iarla O'Lionaird) -
Offering Chant (Unplugged) (Lama Gyurme)
Mariama (Pape and Cheikh)
Muito Quente (Daúde)
Resistencia (Los de Abajo)
Innulamane (Toumast)
Dounounia (Farafina)
Take My Heart (Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook)
Kokiriko Melody (Joji Hirota)
To My First Love (Na Pbrvo Libe) (Mara!)
Utopia (Tom Kerstens' G Plus ensemble)
Mountain Wind (Mamer)
Valhe/The Lie (Värttinä)
T'amo = I Love You (Tenores di Bitti)
Marudzi Nemarudzi (Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited)
Streets Of Calcutta (Live) (Ananda Shankar)
Al Araby (Syriana)
White Kite (Guo Yue)
Fey Oh Di Nou (The Creole Choir of Cuba)
In The Sun (Joseph Arthur)
Iris (Daby Touré)
Yol Bolsin (Where Are You Going?) (Sevara Nazarkhan)
Release (Afro Celt Sound System)
Line (Portico Quartet)
Happiness Is... (Yungchen Lhamo)
The City and the Stars (Spiro)
Move (Martyn Bennett)
Night Walk
In Your Hands (Charlie Winston)
Altus Silva (Big Blue Ball)
Land Of Anaka (Geoffrey Oryema)
Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean (Sheila Chandra)
Sweet Pain (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Awa Y' Okeyi (If You Go Away)(Molokai version) (Papa Wemba)

Real World 25

Various Artists


Released 19 September 2014

Beautifully packaged Clamshell Box with 3 CD wallets, 28 page booklet containing the story of 25 Years of Real World Records, and a collection of Real World Tales with contributions from musicians, producers, designer and managers.

It was never going to be easy – or definitive – to condense a quarter century, and to represent a record label that blazed trails, opened doors and introduced a whole new world of music. But with Real World 25 – a celebratory set boasting big names, hidden gems and tracks chosen by listeners – we’re giving it a go.

“We’ve always been vibrant, alive and kicking,” says Peter Gabriel of Real World Records, the label he launched in 1989, a few years after establishing the WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance) Festival. “We worked hard to create an environment where the artists felt respected and supported, so that they were able to deliver extraordinary performances.”

Peter Gabriel’s world-music label has been marching to its own beat for a quarter of a century
so it more than deserves to throw a party for itself. The best of the company’s output – exemplified by the Creole Choir of Cuba, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Los de Abajo, Toto La Momposina and Dub Colossus – is a reminder of how much Gabriel and co have done to bring this music to the mainstream. Here’s to another 25 years.
The Sunday Times – Culture (UK)

* * * * One of the most adventurous of the great British record labels…
Real World changed the musical landscape – and this album shows exactly how and why.
The Guardian (UK)

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