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Friday, Sep 19 2014 | 06:30
Image: 1592405 Sure to be a stocking stuffer and must have for any collector. Luaka Bop present Three! massive Box sets collecting the entirety of William Onyeabor’s elusive musical career.

William Onyeabor is a box set of five of the albums elusive Nigerian synth-funk pioneer
William Onyeabor self-released between 1977 and 1985 — remastered and officially available
for the first time. His music represents the epitome of the golden era of Nigerian funk,
before he gave up a life in music to become a devout Christian. Luaka Bop released the critically acclaimed
compilation Who is William Onyeabor’s in October of 2013, and has since seen the release of the documentary
Fantastic Man, which was fabricated around the myth of the musician, attempts to unearth the man
behind the music, which is also now a full blown live show touring the world, paying tribute to the
music of William Onyeabor featuring a supergroup of Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Kele Okereke from
Bloc Party, Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip, the Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, Pat Mahoney and Sinkane.
To this day, William Onyeabor has not spoken about his music in one single interview.

• 5031 Crashes In Love (Original Version)
• 5033 Atomic Bomb
• 5034 Tomorrow
• 5036 Great Lover
• 5038 Anything You Sow
• 45” of William Onyeabor’s “Atomic Bomb”, edit by Zach Cowie & Sunny Levine / “Love Me Now” by Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist & Johan Jonason
• 16 page 5” x 7” Booklet by chris abani
• 8 page 12” x 12” Booklet
• vintage wilfilms ad

“Onyeabor mostly sounds like nobody else on the planet.” - Time Magazine

“So brilliant and magical... I wish I could make music like him.” - Damon Albarn

“So great!” -Mick Jagger

“...ridiculous!” - Gilles Peterson Available from 31.10.2014
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