Must-have reissue for the jazz funk heads. The Pharaohs' Awakening has been a sought-after piece for diggers for some time now. In fact, Luv N' Haight reissued it back in 1996 and 2012 which only heightened its popularity. Now Ubiquity is putting Awakening back in print with fully remastered sound for even more bump in the trunk. Here's your chance to make up for sleeping on it the first (and second) time. From the stomping rhythms of "Ibo," to the driving beats and free form horns on "Damballa," and the extra funky "Black Enuff," this album delivers through and through. If you have more than a passing interest in deep, afro-centric jazz that rooted in heavy funk grooves, you owe it to yourself to cop this. Seven tracks total, housed in full pic sleeve. Recommended.
- remastered sound
- music label: Ubiquity / Luv N' Haight 2020
reviewed by Extravagant Traveler 11/2012