SECOND TIME ROUND LP

SECOND TIME ROUND LP

SECOND TIME ROUND LP

£25.00 was

12" vinyl reissue on translucent emerald green vinyl via Partisan Records. 

With the release of 'Second Time Round' in 1973, Cymande cemented their place in music history. Descendants of the Windrush generation, they were part of the first wave of innovators and pioneers of the emerging black British music scene. The band fused influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican heritage, combining reggae basslines, Afro-influenced Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic rock elements and American funk instrumentation to create a unique sound they called 'Nyah rock'.

'Second Time Round' was recorded when the band had just returned from a US tour with Al Green, and it was the follow-up to their self-titled debut album that firmly established the band in the ears of an enthusiastic US audience. Their debut was the first British soul album to make it into the Billboard charts and 'Second Time Round' placed them in the US charts again. They were also the first British band ever to perform at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem.

A1    Anthracite
A2    Willies' Headache
A3    Genevieve
A4    Trevorgus
A5    To You

B1    For Baby Ooh
B2    Fug
B3    Crawshay
B4    Bird
B5    Them & Us