Long Walk To Freedom
Long Walk To Freedom
Catalogue Number:WRASS021
Release Date:2000-04-24
Review:This album was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison . A tribute to South African music during the 4 decades starting from the year when he was imprisoned in the 1960’s through to the current day. The album starts with the Specials track “Free Nelson Mandela” which became the anthem of the 80’s synonymous with the fight to get Nelson freed from Prison. What follows is a who’s who of South African music over the last 4 decades. 35 tracks featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, Manhattan Brothers, Soul Brothers, African Jazz Pioneers and Jabu Khanyile. The album finishes with a brand new Ladysmith Black Mambazo track “Congratulations South Africa”, specially written for Nelson Mandela, has become the central part of their live show and recent promo appearances.