Ali Farka Touré (The Red Album)

Ali Farka Touré

The first vinyl reissue, and first U.S. vinyl issue, of the 1984 desert blues album from Ali Farka Touré, we have this on transparent red vinyl.

Actual vinyl color and effect may differ from mockup


Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Transparent Red
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Reverse Board
jacket type Single
label World Circuit / BMG
mastering engineer Guy Davie
mastering studio Electric Mastering
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue
remastering details Remastered
By the Numbers

1 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
180 gram

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Ali Farka Touré was a Malian guitarist who blended the American blues with the music that birthed it: the music of West Africa. His catalog of LPs are masterclasses in guitar playing, in the diaspora of musical forms, and 1984's self-titled LP, known as The Red Album, is one of his finest. As dexterous as John Lee Hooker, singing plaintive blues songs, Ali Farka Touré ‎delivers a tour de force performance here—check his playing on "Cheri" especially—all played on an acoustic guitar. If you love African music and guitar mastery, you need to own this.


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Ali Farka Touré (The Red Album)
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