Tony Allen

N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)

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Comet Records presents from Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, N.E.P.A Reissue LP Vinyl remastered and coming in an heavy Deluxe Tip-On Jacket. In 1979, Tony Allen decided to leave Fela Kuti & Africa 70 and moved to London in 1982. Originally Released in 1984 on Earthworks Records, this reissue holds an extra track previously unreleased on vinyl called “Olokun”. N.E.P.A (Never Expect Power Always) is a searing critique of the Nigerian Electric Power Authority, an organisation that governed the use of electricity in Nigeria. It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title track is given a dub mix. “When One Road Close” has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. And to make this reissue extra special the track “Olokun” was never released on vinyl before. Blending the nascent rise of electronica into Afrobeat production, it’s tighter than any Fela album and became a definitive project in shaping Allen’s future sound. Whether it’s the electro beats or the punchier, multilayered arrangement, it instantly stands out in Allen’s vast and expansive discography.

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27.11.2021

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Afro Beat
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Tony Allen
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There Is No End (+ Totebag / Slipmat / Drum Stick /Poster) Decca
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Afro Music
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Tony Allen
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There Is No End (+ Totebag / Slipmat / Drum Stick /Poster) Decca
Afro Beat
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Tony Allen
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There Is No End Blue Note
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Afro Music
2-LP
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Tony Allen
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There Is No End Blue Note
Afro House
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12''
Tony Allen
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Black Voices Remixes Comet
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House
12''
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Tony Allen
10.95 €
Black Voices Remixes Comet
Afro House
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12"
Tony Allen
11.95 €
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2 (MCDE rmx / Original Dekmantel
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House
12"
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Tony Allen
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Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2 (MCDE rmx / Original Dekmantel
Afro Beat
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2-LP
Tony Allen
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Black Voices Comet
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Afro Music
2-LP
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Tony Allen
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Black Voices Comet
House
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12''
Tony Allen
12.95 €
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2 Asiko / Ricardo Villalobos Rmxs Dekmantel
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House
12''
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Tony Allen
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Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2 Asiko / Ricardo Villalobos Rmxs Dekmantel
Afro Beat
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LP
Various Artists
19.95 €
Afro Rhythms Vol. 1, Single & Remixes 1999-2001 Comet
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Afro Music
LP
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Various Artists
19.95 €
Afro Rhythms Vol. 1, Single & Remixes 1999-2001 Comet
Afro Disco
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12"
Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas
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Disco Highlife Reedit Series Vol. 3 Comet
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Afro Music
12"
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Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas
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Disco Highlife Reedit Series Vol. 3 Comet
Afro Beat
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Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70
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No Accommodation For Lagos Comet
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Afro Music
LP
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Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70
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No Accommodation For Lagos Comet
Afro Beat
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Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers
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No Discrimination Comet
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Afro Music
LP
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Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers
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No Discrimination Comet
Afro Beat
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Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70
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Progress Comet
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Afro Music
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Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70
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Progress Comet
Afro Beat
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Tony Allen Hits With Afrika 70
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Jealousy Comet
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Afro Music
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Tony Allen Hits With Afrika 70
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Jealousy Comet
House
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12"
Jens Schwan
7.95 €
Frontier Reichenberger Dizzy Tunes
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House
12"
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Jens Schwan
7.95 €
Frontier Reichenberger Dizzy Tunes
Kraut Rock
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12''
Nick Leon
13.95 €
Ft060 Future Times
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Electronica
12''
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Nick Leon
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Ft060 Future Times
Electronica
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2-LP
Eric Hilton
28.95 €
Ceremony ESL / Montserrat House
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Eric Hilton
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Ceremony ESL / Montserrat House
Re Edit (Disco)
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12"
M.F.S.B. / The O'Jays
13.95 €
Love Is The Message / Message In Our Music (Mike Maurro Remixes) Brookside Music
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Disco
12"
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M.F.S.B. / The O'Jays
13.95 €
Love Is The Message / Message In Our Music (Mike Maurro Remixes) Brookside Music
Deep House
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12"
Green Baize / Don Carlos / Stage 28 / Cirillo & Le
13.95 €
Ciao Italia Generazioni Underground - Bonus EP Due Rebirth
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House
12"
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Green Baize / Don Carlos / Stage 28 / Cirillo & Le
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Ciao Italia Generazioni Underground - Bonus EP Due Rebirth
Jazz
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Nala Sinephro
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Space 1.8 Warp
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Jazz
LP + mp3
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Nala Sinephro
22.95 €
Space 1.8 Warp