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Village Of The Pharoahs / Wisdom Through Music (CD)
While not nearly the critical dud that some have made it out to be, Pharoah Sanders' Village of the Pharoahs does show a little more wear and tear than the great albums of his which precede it. Side One, highlighted by the "Village of the Pharoahs" triptych, is a placid, yet still wonderful extension of the best moments from Thembi, Deaf Blind Dumb, and Black Unity. It is clear, however, that Sanders and crew have lost some pep in their step. Village of the Pharoahs is definitely lacking in intensity compared to the previous releases. On Side Two, cracks begin to show in the façade, especially on the final two cuts, the abysmal "Memories of Lee Morgan," and the weak pop-tinged blues of "Went Like it Came." Here, Sanders teeters between ambient jazz fusion and new-agey nonsense. Despite these weaknesses, which manifest themselves more plainly on this album's follow-up, Wisdom Through Music, Village of the Pharoahs is nonetheless a pretty nice album.
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Similar artists: MILES DAVIS, STANLEY CLARKE, SUN RA, JOHN COLTRANE
Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1973
Release Date: 2011-07-02
Label: Impulse Records
Country: Euro
Item No: 5334702
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Track List
01 Village Of The Pharoahs
02 Part One 7:14
03 Part Two 4:58
04 Part Three 4:51
05 Myth 1:47
06 Mansion Worlds 9:15
07 Memories Of Lee Morgan 5:38
08 Went Like It Came 5:09
09 High Life 4:23
10 Love Is Everywhere 5:21
11 Wisdom Through Music 5:46
12 The Golden Lamp 4:47
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