OSIBISA WELCOME HOME RARE SEALED ORIG '75 ISLAND AFRO-FUNK LP BEAUTIFUL
  $   32

 


$ 32 Sold For
Mar 15, 2020 Sold Date
Mar 8, 2020 Start Date
$   10 Start price
5   Number Of Bids
  USA Country Of Seller
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·       OSIBISA  – WELCOME HOME  – ORIGINAL 1975 ISLAND RECORDS STEREO LP ILPS-0355

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. (?) PRESSING [PLEASE NOTE: THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IS NOT READILY APPARENT; THIS MAY, IN FACT, BE THE ORIGINAL BRITISH PRESSING, BUT IS IN ALL LIKELIHOOD AMERICAN)

 

 

*** STILL SEALED GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING ***

 

 

·       *** PROMOTIONAL COPY; THE RECORD (PROBABLY) HAS STOCK LABELS; HOWEVER, THE PROMOTIONAL STICKER ON THE COVER CLEARLY IDENTIFIES THE ITEM AS PROMOTIONAL ***

 

·       GUARANTEED ORIGINAL BLACK ISLAND LABEL WITH A “DESERT ISLAND” LOGO, (THE LABEL HAS A DESERT ISLAND MOTIF WITH PALM TREES ON BLACK BACKGROUND WITH A SMALL 'BRONZE' LOGO IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT QUADRANT) (THIS LABEL WAS IN USE DURING ISLAND’S DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS, BETWEEN 1975-1978).

 

·       THE THICKNESS OF THE VINYL, THE APPEARANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVER, LABEL’S LOGO AND OTHER PERIPHERAL ELEMENTS OF THE COVER, ARE ALL PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL, FIRST PRESSING OF THIS TITLE.

 

·       TWO “BREATHE” (AIR) HOLES NOTED ON THE SHRINK WRAP

 

·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.  [PLEASE SEE THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN NOTE, ABOVE]

 

·       ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER

 

·       FAIRLY THICK VINYL PRESSING On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least thick, and  10 being the thickest), we assess the thickness of the vinyl as 7.

 

 (PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)

(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get.  GUARANTEED!)

 

 

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Osibisa are not referred to often these days when historians look back at the evolution of world music. But they were quite prolific progenitors of the form in the 1970s, as this mid-'70s album marked their seventh LP in about five years. For listeners at the time who were unfamiliar with African popular music (and, to a large degree, for listeners of every era), Santana served as an inevitable comparison. With their fusion of African beats and funk-R&B-rock, Welcome Home could often sound like early-'70s Santana without the emphasis on psychedelic guitar, and without nearly as much blues and Latin influence as Santana had. (The Santana-like cover graphics couldn't have helped keep the comparisons at bay, either.) Yet there was quite a bit more in the way of distinctly African rhythms, often making the album sound like something of a link between Santana and the Afrobeat that would become popular in the 1980s. On occasion, the record ventured into slightly poppier territory with a languid cheer that verged on the sappy, though admittedly that approach did give them a U.K. hit with "Sunshine Day." The album nonetheless had plenty of earthier extended grooves that tilted toward more kinetically rhythmic territory, while "Kolomashe-Trad" took things closer to the source with its call-response chant-like vocals.

 

 (EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY RICHIE UNTERBERGER, ALL MUSIC GUIDE  /ALLMUSIC.COM/)

 

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·       CONDITION:

 

·       THE RECORD

 

(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we  grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)

 

(a)          THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).

 

(b)          The record is believed to come in its original, custom, inner sleeve, which is UNIQUE to this album.

 

(c)             The record is  apparently pressed on a RELATIVELY  thick, inflexible vinyl. This is NOT a thin, flimsy ('dynaflex' type),  vinyl, but not the thickest, most rigid vinyl, either.

 

(d)          Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!

 

 

·       THE COVER

 

COVER IS STONE MINT, STILL SEALED AND NOTHING SHORT OF ABSOLUTE PERFECTION, WITHOUT EVEN A HINT OF A FLAW OR DEFECT; A KIND OF BEAUTY YOU ONLY GET TO SEE ONCE IN A LIFETIME.

 

 

NO SIGNIFICANT FLAWS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THE  COVER

 

 

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