The Rhythmatist (remaster) - Stewart Copeland

[Updated: November 8, 2008]

The Rhythmatist (remaster) - Stewart Copeland

Title:The Rhythmatist (remaster) - Stewart Copeland
Label:Echo Beach
Catalogue number:CD064
Release date:2007
  1. Koteja
  2. Brazzaville
  3. Liberte
  4. Coco
  5. Kemba
  6. Samburu Sunset
  7. Gong Rock
  8. Franco
  9. Serengeti Long Walk
  10. African Dream
  11. Gong Rock (Dub Version)
Remarks:In 2007 the album "The Rhythmatist" was digitally remastered and re-released with an additional bonus track "Gong Rock" (dub version by Chris Lord-Alge who has done remixes for Green Day, Tina Turner, Madonna, Rolling Stones and many others).

In 1985, Stewart Copeland released his first official solo album, The Rhythmatist under his own name. For the album he produced songs and tunes for his self-produced feature film "The Rhythmatist". A "musical world music pilgrimage" through the African continent, authentically interpreted in superb songs and combined with his talent as a multi-instrumentalist and his affinity for rhythms. The album features the Zairian singer Ray Lema, whose vocals harmonise with the individual beats and the spirit of the album, and particularly so on the single "Oh Koteja".

"The scene is Africa, among the Pygmy Tribesman and the Masai Warriors. The sound is the rhythm, a quest through the world of the Shanga, the Kamba, the Masai, the Samburu, the Tcuka and the Giriama tribe, an adventure in a land of power and in the central position of Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Zaire, The Congo and Buckinghamshire). The Rhythmatist is a space age rocker's hunt for the primal sounds that hold together the world of man, Stewart Copeland´s The Rhythmatist."

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