|Bea Benjamin at the Space Theatre, Long Street, Cape Town in 1974 (Photograph copyright Ian Bruce Huntley)|
I am very happy to announce that production has started on Sathima Bea Benjamin's 1976 masterpiece African Songbird. The original stereo masters (the 1976 edition on As-shams/The Sun were mixed down to Mono) are in audio restoration, the artwork for the cover has been restored and liner notes for the reissue are being finalised. Anticipated release date will be 1 June with a limited vinyl and compact disc editions as well as WAV/FLAC/MP3 options.
A small number of pre-orders will be accepted directly from this site and global distribution will follow to independent record stores worldwide. Details to follow.