Omar Khorshid and His Group - Live in Australia 1981 LP

Omar Khorshid and His Group - Live in Australia 1981 LP

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The first live concert recording ever issued of Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid and his group. It features tracks recorded during his 1981 tour of Australia, including live versions of songs that grace his various LPs recorded for Lebanese and Egyptian labels during the 1970s with one phenomenal tune, "Al Rabieh," being exclusive here as never before issued in any form. Stunning performances throughout, this record is loaded with Khorshid's signature Arabesque surf guitar darting atop the backing band's brilliant accompaniment, and the tones of organist Fouad Rohaiem sound raw and abrasive, as though it were still 1973. The album has even more nostalgic (and tragic) significance as these shows would be his last; a car accident claiming Omar's life within hours of flying back to Cairo from Australia. Mohamed Amine, Khorshid's lifelong friend and member of his group from 1975-1981, recorded these tracks and provided the photographs that embellish the gatefold jacket that accompanies this LP. Limited edition LP in a gatefold jacket with photos and liner notes by Hany Zaki.