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    Posted: February 01 2006 at 13:08

I was 'tricked' into buying this LP today:

Completely amazed by this magnificent Roger Dean cover I bought this LP convinced that this just had to be prog. (the LP was completely wrapped in plastic so I couldn't get a proper look at it). Though it is somewhat evident that this LP is recorded in London in 1971, it's not really prog, it some sort of world-music with musicians from mainly Africa and the Caribbean. Osibisa is for me a totally new aquaintance, and I would like to hear what prog people think about this ensemble.             

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2006 at 15:31

This is one of the first attempts to combine ethnic music and Rock. Osibisa were an important innovator and definitely Prog in the proper (wide) meaning of the term.

Their forst 3 / 4 albums were excellent, leter on (after losing the key members) it became a bit samey...

Don't dismiss the album - a worthy addition to your collection - in the worst case enjoy the cover

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2006 at 16:01
I dont know anything about them but thats the best Roger Dean cover I've ever seen!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 02:51

Originally posted by sleeper

I dont know anything about them but thats the best Roger Dean cover I've ever seen!!

The second album is just as nice DEAN ARTWORK INVOLVING THE SAME RED FLYING ELEPHANTS!

 

However, Osibisa if you listen to it is actually an excellent blend of world/ethnic rock fusion.  Our friend Ivan would like to include them (which for the first three album I fully support him) but the rest of their discography is much less interesting.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 05:18

I bought that album a few years back, purely because of the artwork. I bought the vinyl for about £2.00 so I was prepared to be dissapointed by the music and just pleased to have acquired some more Dean artwork.

Luckily, I did like the music too. It's funky, unusual and quite rock in places.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 05:45

Here is the second album artwork

 Osibisa - Osibisa



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 06:10
Bedroom via the hall
Bedroom via the stairs

Bedroom — clouds

Bedroom — woods
Bed — windows
Hall (1)
Hall (2)
Hall — mirror
Hall — doors
Bathroom
Bathroom — door
Bath — entrance
Bath — night
Bath — day
Here are some  Roger Dean's house interiors.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2006 at 14:29
Discovered and saw them and bought the first 2 albums back in the 1970's.They were totally new then because Worls Music was not even a concept to anybody (Apart from the late great John Peel).
I loved them then and still do and in mixing the styles that they did were of course truly progressive 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2006 at 00:29

I believe they were sokme kind of late Psychedelia blended with Afro Funk, their first two albums and probably Heads are more than Prog related.

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