Brother Ali - Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color (Blue) | RECORD STORE DAY
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Originally released in 2012 following unprecedented changes in the music industry, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color found Brother Ali reborn and rejuvenated. Teaming up with famed platinum-selling producer Jake One (Drake, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, MF DOOM), Brother Ali was prepared to tell the American story from a very different viewpoint. Inspired by his first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the Occupy movements that were building steam worldwide, Ali linked with Jake One during a two-month sabbatical in Seattle to create this brave new phase in his remarkable discography. The album presented a scathingly honest critique of America and it's many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook for the future and it's possibilities. At a time when many felt powerless against an overreaching government with all it's militarist and corporate interests, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color provided the voice of a critical American consciousness, as well as a beacon of hope for those that hold fast to it's ideals and potential.In honor of it's 10th anniversary, we've pressed this limited edition 2xLP vinyl offering with redesigned packaging and layout that features a custom-built slash case with an illustrated flag, a full-color jacket housing tri-color red/white/blue galaxy effect vinyl, printed record sleeves and a 4-panel lyric booklet.As a supplement to the 10th anniversary edition of Brother Ali's Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color album, this extremely limited 7" vinyl features the tracks "Just Fine" and "Dreaming in Color" - two songs that were written and recorded during the original Mourning in America sessions, but weren't included on the album. The artwork for this packaging includes recently unearthed illustrations that were initially created for use in the original album campaign, but weren't utilized at the time. Written and performed by Brother Ali, and produced by Jake One, this is the first time these songs have ever been available in a physical format. Get yours before they're gone forever!