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Antibalas / Government Magic
Album:Government Magic Collection:World
Artist:Antibalas Added:07/2005
Label:Afrosound Records 

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Add Date:2005-08-07 Pull Date:2005-10-09 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Fo
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