Antibalas / Government Magic
Album:Government Magic Collection:World
Artist:Antibalas Added:Jul 2005
Label:Afrosound Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-07 Pull Date:2005-10-09 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 9Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 30, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 26, 2015)
Government Magic
4.Dec 26, 2015:Music Casserole
Government Magic
2.Jan 14, 2020:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Government Magic
5.Dec 17, 2013:Sunshine on a Full Moon Afternoon
Go Je Je
3.Jan 02, 2020:Brian Canada DEMO #2 (Mellow Fellow)
Out With The New, In With The True
6.Oct 07, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Che Che Cole

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-05 
ANTIBALAS – “Government Magic”
AfroSound, 2005

USA – Limited release EP by the mighty Afrobeat ensemble, available only at the band’s website and concerts.

FO’S PICKS: 1, 2, 4

1. 6:38 – a steady, funky instrumental groove to make Fela proud; strong trombone solo, piping trumpet w/echo effects. Very nice!

2. 10:00 – Uptempo political piece, but not as pointed/angry as their last album. The band is really tight. Excellent trombone again. Spirited vocals start about 4 minutes in. Long organ break.

3. 4:58 – loping rhythm, unison horns, then honking sax, rockin’ guitar solos

4. 4:07 – Fon-kay midtempo makossa, Spanish vox from the ‘hood, soulful trombone interlude, breakbeat fadeout before the end

5. 4:34 – dub version of track #1, very well mixed

[Fo] – August 2005

Track Listing
1.Go Je Je 3.Out With The New, In With The True
2.Government Magic 4.Che Che Cole
 5.Dub Je Je