Dogon A.D. Becomes a CD

October 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm 2 comments

Whoa. It’s out.

After years of obscurity, after foiled attempts by Tim Berne to get the rights… Julius Hemphill’s 1972 album, Dogon A.D., is again legitimately available. It’s been released by a Chicago label called International Phonograph, in a gatefold sleeve that replicates the LP’s cover (and apparently also includes the artwork from the original LP).

They’re printing a limited edition of 1,500, according to the latest newsletter from Downtown Music Gallery. (Of course, it’s available from other sources as well, like Dusty Grooves in Chicago.)

I know many of you — OK, many of us — have managed to get copies of this music despite its being out of print. But I’d still implore you to get a CD copy, preferably from one of the outlets like DMG or Dusty Grooves rather than some uncaring online behemoth. Consider it an investment, a vote that says it’s worthwhile to keep good music alive. Don’t let the American Idol watchers win!

(See also “Tracking ‘Dogon A.D.’“)

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Dave Rempis in October Moe Staiano / sfSound / Grex

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shaun  |  June 18, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I’m eternally grateful to Tim Berne making this available several years ago via his Screwgun site as a download. I was excited about this reissue and then life distracted me. When I went to buy a copy two weeks ago I was shocked to see it selling for big bucks! I didn’t realize it was a limited edition. Thank god DMG had a copy left. The sound is pretty bad (distortion, clipping, drop-outs, channel hopping), but the music is near perfect to my ears.

  • 2. Craig M.  |  June 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Glad you got a copy, Shaun. Yeah, I guess the sound isn’t great. For me, I was just happy to get the music into my hands tangibly. It’s a nice piece of history.

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