King Sunny Adé had been making his own music since 1974 with his group the Green Spots before creating his large African Beats group. This band, despite making literally over 100 records in Nigeria, failed to stir much Western interest until Mango Records, a subsidiary of Island, took a chance and issued the breakthrough album Juju Music in 1982. With its seven extended cuts, it introduced King Sunny Adé & His African Beats to the U.S. as well as England and most of the rest of Europe – save for France, where the band had previously been able to tour. This U.K. two-fer reissue of 1983's Synchro System and Aura (on Cherry Red's T-Bird imprint) is comprised of the other two recordings in the band's Mango catalog (the band was dropped after sales of these two recordings proved disappointing to label bosses who tried to market Adé as "the new Bob Marley").
Fantastic and still underrated west indies/afro jazz fusion album by Synchro (Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language) formed by Georges Edouard Nouel on e-piano (one of most gifted west indies jazz pianist), Louis Xavier on bass, Jo Maka on Sax, Saint-Yves Dolphin on percussion, Jean-Yves Rigaud - violon, Gerard Curbillon - guitars and with the help of american drummer Steve Mc Call. This album gathers many styles: funk, jazz, prog, caribbean music into a sumptuous spiritual fusion LP.