Dream Of 100 Nations – CD sleeve – Album Art Archive

Series nameTransglobal Underground (TGU)
Description

The album ‘Dream Of 100 Nations’ was released in October 1993 and was Transglobal Underground’s first album on Nation Records. It contains twelve tracks including the global hit anthem, ‘Temple Head’, which was used by Coca-Cola for their Atlanta Olympics advertisement in 1996. The tracks make use of a broad range of Eastern rhythms, style, sentiment and instruments with Western dance beats.

Date of Creation / Publication1993
CreatorNation Records
Associated Person/ OrganisationTransglobal Underground
LocationLondon
Collection and Reference NumberNation Records Collection (GB 2661 NR)
Catalogue NumberNR/OB/TU/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Nation Records Limited
Series notesSince their formation, Transglobal Underground (TGU) have been known as a radical and culturally diverse band embracing African, East Indian and Arabic vocal and rhythmic traditions. TGU promoted breaking down barriers to prove that music crosses the lines of colour, race,and class and that music is about a desire to communicate with the listener. In 1991,'Templehead' was released on Nation Records and was TGU's biggest selling single and dance anthem. During their time at Nation Records, the core members of the band were Man Tu, Tax D, Alex Kasiek, percussionists Goldfinger and Terry Neale, rapper Sheriff and Aki Nawaz, co-founder of Nation Records and the not yet born Fun-Da-Mental. Since then,group members have come and gone, however the musical tapestry has remained. It integrates DJ culture, Indian classical music, reggae, bhangra, hip hop, community politics, underground art and eighties pop to form sound tracks which relate to every type of listener. While with Nation, TGU travelled to Eastern Europe, Turkey and North America. Natacha Atlas featured on four TGU albums released on Nation Records 'Dream Of 100 Nations' (1993), 'International Times' (1994), 'Interplanetary Meltdown' (1995), 'Psychic Karaoke' (1996) and 'Rejoice, Rejoice' (1998). In 1999, Transglobal Underground left Nation Records and signed to Ark21 Record's new label, Mondo Rhythmica. Currently TGU are in process of establishing their own independent record label. Nation Records released a Transglobal Underground CD compilation album entitled 'Backpacking On The Graves Of Our Ancestors - Transglobal Underground 1991-1998' in June 1999.
Collection notesThe material from the Nation Records collection consists of various CD covers, press releases, promotional photography, lyrics and flyers from twelve of the bands signed to the record label since 1989.
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