Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenzu’s Conflict Nkru! album reissued on vinyl

Written by on April 2, 2021

Ghanaian highlife meets funk.

Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu’s 1980 album Conflict Nkru! is being reissued on vinyl, via Mr Bongo this May.

Conflict Nkru! exemplifies Taylor’s attempts to “move away from what he saw as [highlife’s] more traditional qualities”, as Mr Bongo notes, with added funk, horn riffs, and upbeat percussives.

The album was originally released on Essiebons during 1980. The new reissue features a reproduction of the original artwork, and is pressed on yellow vinyl.

It follows Mr Bongo’s reissue of Asha Puthli’s 1975 album The Devil is Loose.

Tracklist:

1. You Need Love
2. Love and Death
3. What is Life?
4. Christ Will Come
5. Victory

 

 


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