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Title - Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions (50th Ann)
Artist - Osibisa

For those unaware, collected together for the first time, all of these carefully curated tracks were originally provided for the soundtrack to the universally acclaimed Richard Linklater film: Boyhood.

From humble beginnings in Ghana, to playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues, Osibisa remains the remarkable soundtrack to the lives of the many who cherish their distinctive and immersive music.

And it was Linklater’s production team who contacted the band and their producer with the view to include these much-loved songs on the soundtrack of this Oscar-winning motion picture.

An astute decision as, known for their criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness, Osibisa’s oeuvre overflows with the joyful sunshine and innocence of childhood and resonates perfectly with the movie’s bold and engaging narrative.

Famously included in the movie soundtrack, Sunshine Day (Boyhood Mix) is joined here on the just-released Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions (50th Anniversary Edition) CD by rare remixes and live tracks drawn from Osibisa’s deep well of recordings as well as one new studio recording and are finally brought together in this release as The Boyhood Sessions.

1. Sunshine Day (Boyhood Mix)
2. Feel Good (Boyhood Summer Mix)
3. Hold On (Hoodie Mix)
4. Woyaya (Acoustic Live)
5. Superfly Man (Live)
6. Sunshine Day (Live)
7. Abele (New Studio)
8. Nkosi Sikelele Afrika (Alternate)
9. Djankoso (Studio)
10. Jumbo (Studio)
11. Ayiko Bia (Live)
12. Sunshine Day (Boyhood Summer Mix)

Opening on the oh-so joyfully luscious Sunshine Day (Boyhood Mix) and the heavier funkier rap stomp of Feel Good (Boyhood Summer Mix), next up is the sunnier fare of Hold On (Hoodie Mix), the smooth grooves of Woyaya (Acoustic Live), the upbeat and triumphant Superfly Man (Live), and then we get more summery goodness within Sunshine Day (Live).

Next up is the gently frenetic, drum-led musical wonderment of Abele (New Studio) and the euphoric chanting found within Nkosi Sikelele Afrika (Alternate), which are in turn followed by the percussion-imbibed Djankoso (Studio), the tribal drumming within Jumbo (Studio), with the album rounding out on the infectious beats of Ayiko Bia (Live), closing on the a synth-laden Sunshine Day (Boyhood Summer Mix).

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