Although a lot of Franco's work has -at some point and by a variety of labels- been released in digital form, there are still a lot of tracks which remain 'unconverted' or, as I have reported earlier, only partially converted. Sometimes this is for an obvious reason, e.g. the track is in praise of Mobutu or his MPR party (like this album posted by Global Groove), or the track is too obscene ("Hélène", "Jacky" etc.).
But in the case of the first two tracks of this lp I suspect it is just a matter of oversight.
The third track, "Yoka Meje", has been released as "Acceptez que c'est vrai" on Sonodisc CD 36572. "Ba Masta Bonne Année" exists in digital form on CD 36520, although the title has been slightly mangled into "Bamasta bonane". "Ebale Ya Zaire" and "Cedou" are on the same CD, but that last track is longer in the digital version.
The first tracks alone justify posting this album, with Franco in great form - knitting away on acoustic guitar.
Wonderful Konadus Band Alau Records 1977
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