Genre: World
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Hamza El Din Al Oud LP (Clear Vinyl)

Hamza El Din

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Limited Edition Clear Vinyl LP!
First Ever American Vinyl Reissue!
Only 900 Copies Pressed!

It's fair to say that what Ravi Shankar did for the sitar, Hamza El Din did for the oud (the short-necked Arabian lute): bringing a little-known instrument to the attention of the West and popularizing it. Indeed, he ended up playing oud with everybody from the Grateful Dead to the Kronos Quartet to his one-time roommate Sandy Bull. But El Din's gifts went beyond that of an oud virtuoso; he was also an accomplished singer and composer, and you will hear all of those talents on full display on this seminal album, released on Vanguard in 1965 soon after his star-making appearance at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival that attracted the attention of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

Meditative, mesmerizing, and haunting, Al Oud features nine original compositions based on Nubian folk traditions; at first it's the exotic sound of the oud that draws you in, but it's the rhythmic pulse of the music and the expressive quality of El Din's voice that keeps you riveted.

Real Gone Music's first-ever American LP reissue of this classic record comes in a clear vinyl pressing limited to 900 copies, complete with original artwork featuring liner notes by Jamal Mohammed Ahmed, at the time Sudan's Ambassador to the United Nations.

A richly rewarding listen.

The music on this LP, named after one of the artist's instruments of choice, floats above the ground like a mist and seems to shift the mood of any space that it's played. One spin of this clear vinyl disc and I could feel my muscles start to loosen and my heart rate settling into the same quiet calm that El Din brought to his honeyed vocals and elliptical oud melodies.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine


  • Limited Edition - 900 Copies
  • Clear Vinyl
  • First-Ever American LP Reissue
  • Original Artwork
  • Liner Notes by Jamal Mohammed Ahmed


Side One:

  1. Childhood (Assaramessuga)
  2. The Spirits (Shortunga)
  3. Grandfathers' Stories (Annun Sira')
  4. Did Nura Remember (Gillina Nura)

Side Two:

  1. The Message Bearer (Hoi To Irkil Fa Giu)
  2. The Gondola
  3. Call For Unity (Nuban Uto)
  4. The Fortune Teller (Kogosh)
  5. Greeting Card (Abdin)

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