The September release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is Youssou N’Dour et Le Super Etoile de Dakar recorded live in Athens in 1987 and is available now. The album is called Fatteliku and is being made available via Bowers & Wilkins in advance of its wider commercial release on Real World Records on 16 October.
The recording captures Youssou and band at a pivotal moment in their career. Already a star in his native Senegal, Youssou’s vocal contribution to Peter’s track In Your Eyes, from the So album, and the subsequent support slot on the globe-trotting So tour was instrumental in bringing the young N’Dour and his band to an international audience.
“I was blown away by the music, the rhythms and one of the most extraordinary voices I’d ever heard, which I thought at the time was like liquid gold” – Peter Gabriel
The performance captured by the Fatteliku album showcases Youssou’s amazing voice to full effect, whilst at the same time revealing a global superstar in the making.