Night Song

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
The great - and ridiculously prolific - Pakistani qawwali singer had already recorded half a dozen albums for Real World when he… more »

30 - Real World At WOMAD

Various Artists
The symbiotic relationship between WOMAD and Real World Records was apparent from day one. When, in 1989, the record label was born, it… more »

Junkyard Hearts

Joseph Arthur
Two years on from Come To Where I'm From - and proving that he's ever his own man - Joseph released a quartet of EPs (under the… more »

Volume 3 : Further In Time

Afro Celt Sound System
When Simon Emmerson began to piece together the Afro Celt Sound System in 1992 he had no idea where the journey would take him. But… more »

Yol Bolsin

Sevara Nazarkhan
Buy Yol Bolsin on iTunes Sevara's acclaimed 2002 debut Yol Bolsin ('Where Are You Going') is a collection of traditional, folk and… more »

Come To Where I'm From

Joseph Arthur
In its pursuit of unearthing previously unheard music from the planet's four corners, Real World has never ignored Western rock and… more »

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

Samuel Yirga
A reworking of the 1970s psychedelic soul classic 'I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun' taken from Samuel Yirga's forthcoming debut album 'Guzo'… more »

Higher Ground

The Blind Boys Of Alabama
The Blind Boys of Alabama started singing together way, way back in 1938. A mere 64 years later, the gospel group recorded this… more »

Moonsung

Sheila Chandra
Starting off with a reprise of Ever So Lonely, the Top 20 pop hit she had as a teenager with her band Monsoon, Moonsung gathers… more »

Mustt Mustt

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Mustt Mustt is being released on LP for the first time in many years as part of a series of vinyl releases of classic Real World albums on… more »

Volume 2: Release

Afro Celt Sound System
Three years on and over 200,000 record sales from the release of the critically acclaimed debut "Volume 1: Sound Magic", Afro Celt… more »

Exile

Geoffrey Oryema
Exile is being released on LP for the first time in many years as part of a series of vinyl releases of classic Real World albums on 28… more »

Volume 1 - Sound Magic

Afro Celt Sound System
The sound of the past transforming into the future. Volume 1 - Sound Magic, was released on 15 July 1996, and was the first fruit of… more »

Emotion

Papa Wemba
Emotion is being released on LP for the very first time as part of a series of vinyl releases of classic Real World albums on 28 July 2017.… more »

The Imagined Village

The Imagined Village
'Englishness is the final frontier of world music.' - Simon Emmerson, head man of The Imagined Village Every age re-invents the past… more »

Rain of Blessings

Lama Gyurme
Lama Gyurme was named "Oumze" (Master of Music) during his first 3 years retreat for the simple reason that his voice is an incredibly… more »

Live at Real World

Drummers of Burundi
Through the darkness a low rumble intensifies from the back of the stage. Gradually a series of swaying figures glide into view, huge… more »

City of Glass LV Remix / Window Seat Will Ward (Circle Traps) Remix

Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet's second single from their recently released self-titled album, features mixes of two standout tracks, with close… more »

Kaleidophonica

Spiro
Kaleidophonica is the follow-up to Spiro's much-praised Real World album Lightbox, but it's different, says mandolin-player Alex Vann… more »

Dub Me Tender

Dub Colossus
Following the critical success of Dub Colossus' second album, Addis Through the Looking Glass in 2011 and two fantastic headline sets at… more »