Odion Iruoje - Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Odion Iruoje

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 6 tracks 17.99
Download Album (mp3) 6 tracks 5.00
Download Album (wav) 6 tracks 5.94
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

Description

Odion Iruoje - Down to Earth

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*180g vinyl in a tip-on sleeve*

Soundway Records are proud to release the only self-tiled LP released by Nigeria’s number-one producer of the 1970s and early ‘80s, ‘Sound President’ Odion Iruoje. Originally produced on his own label Odion Ltd and released in 1983, this over-looked and obscure LP was only ever distributed in small numbers back in the early 1980s.

Iruoje is credited as being the man who signed Fela Kuti to EMI Nigeria and produced all of Fela’s revolutionary early material from 1970-73. His first job upon being taken on by EMI Nigeria in 1969 was to be sent to London on a work experience placement at their London studios in St. Johns Wood. When he arrived he was pitched straight in at the deep-end, finding The Beatles deep in the recording of their Abbey Road album.

He also signed and produced most of the great body of Nigerian material on the EMI label including BLO, Mono-Mono, Tunji Oyelana (who adds vocals on this LP), Ofege, Geraldo Pino, Sonny Okosuns and many many more. Part disco, part Nigerian rap, Afro-funk & Juju it’s a unique and at times eccentric blend of Nigerian music that certainly deserves another look after all these years.

Featuring a hand-picked squad of some of Iruoje’s favourite musicians and session players, the vinyl is limited to 1000 copies only.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (SNDWLP086)
  1. Odion Iruoje - Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?)
  2. Odion Iruoje - Anogo / Giri
  3. Odion Iruoje - Ikebe
  4. Odion Iruoje - Alhaja and Obiageri
  5. Odion Iruoje - Love Care
  6. Odion Iruoje - Are Affair (Crazy Scene)
Download Album (SNDWD086)
  1. Odion Iruoje - Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?)
  2. Odion Iruoje - Anogo / Giri
  3. Odion Iruoje - Ikebe
  4. Odion Iruoje - Alhaja and Obiageri
  5. Odion Iruoje - Love Care
  6. Odion Iruoje - Are Affair (Crazy Scene)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?) £0.99
2 Anogo / Giri £0.99
3 Ikebe £0.99
4 Alhaja and Obiageri £0.99
5 Love Care £0.99
6 Are Affair (Crazy Scene) £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (6 tracks) £5.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?) £0.99
2 Anogo / Giri £0.99
3 Ikebe £0.99
4 Alhaja and Obiageri £0.99
5 Love Care £0.99
6 Are Affair (Crazy Scene) £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (6 tracks) £5.94