Welcome Home (Osibisa album)

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Welcome Home
WelcomeHomeCover.jpg
Studio album by Osibisa
Released 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Afro-pop, Funk, Rock
Length 40:50
Label Bronze Records (UK)
Island Records (U.S.)
Producer Gerry Bron
Osibisa chronology
Osibirock
(1974)Osibirock1974
Welcome Home
(1975)
Ojah Awake
(1976)Ojah Awake1976

Welcome Home is the sixth studio album by British Afro-pop band Osibisa released in 1975 by Island Records ILPS 9355. Issued in 1997 CD format by Red Steel Music Ltd. RMC 0208.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sunshine Day" Sol Amarfio, Teddy Osei, Mac Tontoh 4:59
2. "Welcome Home" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 4:19
3. "Densu" Traditional 5:23
4. "Choboi (Heave Ho!)" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 5:08
5. "Do It (Like It Is)" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 4:24
6. "Right Now" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 3:11
7. "Seaside - Meditation" Amarfio, Kiki Gyan, Osei, Tontoh 5:16
8. "Uhuru" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 3:28
9. "Kolomashie" Traditional 4:39
Total length: 40:50
Bonus tracks on 1997 Red Steel Music Ltd. CD release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Bum To Bum" Amarfio, Kofi Ayivor, Gyan, Osei, Tontoh 5:42
11. "Agoro"   4:01
12. "Sunshine Day (single edit)" Amarfio, Osei, Tontoh 3:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Teddy Osei – African drums, flute, percussion, tenor and soprano saxophones, vocals
  • Mac Tontoh – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, didjeridu, prensa
  • Sol Amarfio – drums, percussion, bells, bongos, congas
  • Kofi Ayivor - congas, percussion
  • Kiki Gyan – clavinet, keyboards, organ, piano, vocals
  • Mike Odumusu – bass guitar, vocals
  • Wendell Richardson – guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
  • Ray Allen – vibraphone
  • Robert Bailey – vibraphone
  • Barbara Thompson – vibraphone
  • Jean-Karl Dikoto Mandengue – bass guitar on "Uhuru"
  • Paul Golly – rhythm guitars on "Uhuru"
  • Producer – Gerry Bron
  • Engineer – Ashley Howe
  • Recorded at the Roundhouse Recording Studios, London
  • Cover painting – Ian Emes

References[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200