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Tony Allen - Secret Agent


Format: 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Worldwide  
17 May 2022
Genre:       Funk / Soul
Style:         Afrobeat

Factory Sealed, Brand Spanking New.

On Secret Agent, recorded in his native Lagos, Tony Allen's joined by a number of guests (including five different vocalists), but the core musicians working with him are producer Fixi, who contributes several instruments, and Cameroonian guitarist Claude Dibongue, who works well in this framework. It's largely Afrocentric, and definitely political, in the best tradition of Allen's late employer, Fela Kuti. Allen himself contributes vocals to the opening and closing tracks, showing he's more than a drummer, even if his voice is low-key. That he plays so well is remarkable. That he does it like this when he's almost 70 is amazing. (AMG)




(P) 2022 & (C) 2009 World Circuit Ltd. a BMG Company.
Manufactured in Germany.

Re-production & additional recording at Studio Nemours Street, Paris.
Additional recording at Studio Calm, Paris & Studio Soyuz, Paris.

Comes in Gatefold Sleeve incl. OBI. Includes booklet with liner notes by Chris May.


A1. Secret Agent
A2. Ijo
A3. Switch
B1. Celebrate
B2. Ayenlo
B3. Busybody
C1. Pariwo
C2. Nina Lowo
C3. Atuwaba
D1. Alutere
D2. Elewon Po


Phonographic Copyright (p) World Circuit Ltd.
Copyright (c) World Circuit Ltd.
Published By Carthage Music Ltd.
Recorded At Studioworks (4)
Recorded At Studio Nemours Street
Recorded At Studio Calm
Recorded At Studio Soyuz
Designed At Intro (11)
Mixed At Livingston Studios
Record Company BMG
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH
Lacquer Cut At Electric Mastering
Remastered At Electric Mastering

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