Raise Your Spirit Higher (2004 album)

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Raise Your Spirit Higher
Studio album by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Released 27 January 2004
Recorded January 2003
Genre Isicathamiya
Length 54:03
Label Headsup International
Producer Joseph Shabalala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo chronology
Raise Your Spirit Higher - Wenyukela
(2003)Raise Your Spirit Higher - Wenyukela2003
Raise Your Spirit Higher
The Very Best of - Rain, Rain Beautiful Rain
(2004)The Very Best of - Rain, Rain Beautiful Rain2004
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Raise Your Spirit Higher is an album by the South African isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It was released on 27 January 2004 and was a North American re-release of the group's latest album, Wenyukela (Raise Your Spirit Higher) of 2003. The album was expected to have (and it did have) a solemn touch (it was the first album release after the murder of leader Joseph Shabalala's wife Nellie, in May 2002).

As well as a standard CD release (HUCD 3083), the album was also released in a Hybrid SACD version (HUSA 9183).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wenyukela (Raise Your Spirit Higher)"
  2. "Uqinisil' Ubaba (The Lord is the Light and the Truth)"
  3. "Selingelethu Sonke"
  4. "Wangibambezela (Don't Waste His Time)"
  5. "Wenza Ngani? (How Did You Do That)"
  6. "Udidekil' Umhlaba (Lord's Work)"
  7. "Iyahlonipha Lengane"
  8. "Wamlul' Umshado (Beautiful Wedding)"
  9. "Because I Love You"
  10. "Black Is Beautiful"
  11. "Music Knows No Boundaries"
  12. "Fak' Ibhande (Don't Drink and Drive)"
  13. "Tribute"