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Fatteliku the new live album from Youssou N'Dour e Le Super Etoile de Dakar is released today on CD and download. The album captures Youssou and his band recorded live in Athens in 1987 at a pivotal moment in their career.

Already a star in his native Senegal, Youssou's vocal contribution to the Peter Gabriel 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.

It is the first time that this concert performance has been available on CD or download and to listen to the performance captured by the Fatteliku album is to hear a global superstar in the making.

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Reviews for Fatteliku
"..the exuberance of his singing amid talking drums remains intoxicating... Happy Days." - The Observer

"You could argue that 1987 was Youssou N'Dour's peak; certainly at this concert, an Athens warm-up for Peter Gabriel, he was in superlative voice" - **** The Financial Times

"The mood is hot, raw and fervent, with the Greek crowd audibly engrossed in every note. Youssou's band are firing on every possible cylinder… Youssou's gilded shriek has a shimmering expansiveness" - **** Songlines

"Captures the essence of the energy and excitement from that time" - ***** fROOTS

"Few bands at the time could produce such a seductively joyful sound" - The Arts Desk

"an outstanding and essential collection" -

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