Darkest Light (Best Of)
'Darkest Light: The Best Of The Lafyette Afro Rock Band' was originally released on Strut in 1999 and tells the story of the band from their early days as Ice including the key tracks from their two landmark albums 'Malik' and 'Soul Makossa/ Voodounon.' The album also features tracks recorded under one-off pseudonyms for the Japanese market, Crispy & Co. and Captain Dax. Bothy albums only achieved specialist sales on release but have both endured as underground favorites for vinyl collectors and as a significant source for samples. Everything from Jay-Z and Janet Jackson to Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and Wreckx 'N' Effect have plundered the Lafayettes in recent times. This updated edition of the compilation features two tracks previously unavailable on CD, including an epic early Ice cut, 'There's Time To Change.' The CD package features a 12-page booklet including the original compilation sleeve notes by James Maycock along with rare photos of the band at Parisound studios.