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King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Synchro System (Island)

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 11 June 1983

IN A THREADBARE year for outstanding pop records, Synchro System is something to set excitement aflame – a torch song for the powers of rhythm. It's the most scintillant and perfectly honed African record to be customised for European ears to date.

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