Favorite Recordings Reissue Ultra-Rare Disco Lp


Favorite Recordings are repressing Music Life from Crystal. Produced in 1983, Music Life is an exotic blend of heavy funk and disco sounds, with a distinctive, native Caribbean influence. 

Crystal consisted of 8 musicians hailing from the French West-Indies. Led by Franck Donatien, a local pioneer for the Zouk scene (Crystal, Lazer, Taxi Creole), with Crystal, he released two albums 1984 and 1985. Every tropical digger's dream, Crystal releases, ‘Funky Biguine’ and ‘Music Life’, have become ultra rare, sought-after gems with hefty price-points on second-hand pressings to match. While 'Funky Biguine', formerly released on obscure label, Hibiscus Records, is mainly a 1 track album with few other moments, Music Life holds a consistently excellent set of tracks, including ‘Music Life’ and ‘Santo Domingo’.

Favorite Recordings present ‘Music Life’, restored and remastered, released both digitally and as a deluxe vinyl replica. ‘Funky Biguine’ can also be found later this year on the second compilation from French Disco Boogie Sounds. 

Music Life is available on The Pusher HERE.

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