Shadow Man (album)

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Shadow Man
Cover - shadow man.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Released 1988
Genre World Music
Length 42:10
Label Capitol
Producer Hilton Rosenthal
Johnny Clegg & Savuka chronology
Third World Child
(1987)
Shadow Man
(1988)
Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice C[2]

Shadow Man is a studio album from South African artist Johnny Clegg and his band Savuka.

It was released in 1988 and produced by Hilton Rosenthal. While the apartheid was still in place some of the songs contained heavy political messages aimed at the regime. The lyrics were mainly sung in English, with backing vocals in Zulu. All were written by Johnny Clegg with the exception of tracks 7 and 8, for which Keith Hutchinson collaborated.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Human Rainbow" – 4:24
  2. "Talk to the People" – 3:58
  3. "Too Early for the Sky" – 4:23
  4. "I Call Your Name" – 4:01
  5. "Take My Heart Away" – 4:15
  6. "The Waiting" – 4:59
  7. "African Shadow Man" – 4:28
  8. "Dance Across the Centuries" – 3:53
  9. "Joey Don't Do It" – 3:29
  10. "Siyayilanda" – 4:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Clegg – vocals, guitar, concertina, mouth bow
  • Steve Mavuso – keyboard, backing vocals
  • Keith Hutchinson – keyboard, saxophone, flute, backing vocals
  • Derek de Beer – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Solly Letwaba – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dudu Zulu – percussion
  • Bobby Summerfield– mixer, recording engineer, keyboards & drum programing.

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Mandisa Dlanga – backing vocals
  • Deborah Fraser – backing vocals
  • Marilyn Nokwe – backing vocals
  • Beaulah Hashe – backing vocals

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