Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (RSD 2023)

Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (RSD 2023)

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The Reggae Classic Issued For RSD 2023. On an Africa Shaped Picture Disc. Before his tragic death at the age of 21, Hugh Mundell was a rising star in Jamaica’s burgeoning reggae scene. In 1976, the Kingston native released the single “Africa Must By Free By 1983”, produced by dub legend Augustus Pablo.The song would eventually become the title track on Mundell’s classic debut album, released through Pablo’s iconic label Rockers. Now, Nature Sounds is partnering with Augustus Pablo’s family for a limited edition Africa-shaped vinyl picture disc highlighting this incredlible track. Written by Hugh Mundell and recorded when the famed singer was just 14 years old, “Africa Must Be Free By 1983” is an uplifting anthem steeped in the Pan-African ideals Mundell championed during his brief but memorable career. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rockers, this historic single is receiving a dazzling new deluxe vinyl pressing, complete with two rare Augustus Pablo dub mixes on the B-Side.

Format / 12" Picture Disc
Label / Nature Sounds 
Cat No / NSD63712
Genre / Reggae & Dub
Release date / 22 April 2023

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