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A historic live recording celebrating the 40th anniversary of a landmark cultural moment including performances by Echo & The Bunnymen, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, The Beat, The Drummers of Burundi, The Musicians of the Nile and many more. The process of restoring the 40-year-old audio tapes recorded at the first WOMAD festival began, overcoming many technical challenges to ensure these vital, historic performances were saved. This album is a window onto three days of amazing music - highlights from multiple stages, of artists from many corners of the globe. WOMAD 1982: The Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The heart of the world in the heart of the West Country. A festival of new and traditional arts from four continents and over 20 countries.

Track Listing:
1. Tabla Iqae - The Musicians of the Nile
2. Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat
3. Big Bag - Pigbag
4. Kama K'iwacu - The Drummers of Burundi
5. I Have the Touch - Peter Gabriel
6. WOMAD II - Robert Fripp
7. Raindrops Pattering On Banana Leaves - Tian Jin Music and Dance Ensemble
8. Zimbo (With the Royal Burundi Drummers) - Echo & the Bunnymen
1. Taksim Arghul - The Musicians of the Nile
2. Salsa De Hoy - Salsa de Hoy
3. You're My Kind of Climate - Rip Rig & Panic
4. Key Release - Mark Springer
5. Cotton-eyed Joe - The Chieftains
6. Promised You a Miracle - Simple Minds
7. Gahu - Ekome
8. A Ritual Mask - Peter Hammill
9. Biko (Feat. Ekome) - Peter Gabriel

Year of Production: 1982