Real World 25

25 Years of Musical Discovery

Introducing Real World 25

Real World 25 3CD Box

[Released 29th September 2014]

Condensing 25 years of history onto three CDs was always going to be an impossible task; we knew we would only ever skim the surface of the extensive range of wonderful music we have been so lucky to encounter. But here goes... read the full Real World 25 story.



Order Real World 25:


Disc 1

  1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    Mustt Mustt
  2. Maryam Mursal
  3. Joi
  4. Little Axe
    If I Had My Way
  5. The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Run on for a Long Time
  6. Peter Gabriel
    The Feeling Begins
  7. Ayub Ogada
  8. Jocelyn Pook
  9. Hukwe Zawose
    Sisitizo La Amani Duniani
  10. Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila
    Kipenda Roho
  11. Adrian Sherwood
    No Dog Jazz
  12. Dub Colossus
  13. Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores
    La Sombra Negra
  14. The Imagined Village
    Cold Haily Rainy Night
  15. Iarla Ó Lionáird
    Glistening Fields
  16. Lama Gyurme and Jean-Philippe Rykiel
    Offering Chant (Unplugged)
Disc 2

  1. Pape & Cheikh
  2. Daúde
    Muito Quente
  3. Los De Abajo
  4. Toumast
  5. Farafina
  6. Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook
    Take My Heart
  7. Joji Hirota
    Kokiriko Melody
  8. Mara! With Martenitsa Choir
    To My First Love
  9. Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble
  10. Mamer
    Mountain Wind
  11. Värttinä
    Valhe/The Lie
  12. Tenores Di Bitti
  13. Thomas Mapfumo
    Marudzi Nemarudzi (Different Races)
  14. The Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal
    Streets of Calcutta
  15. Syriana
    Al Araby
  16. Guo Yue
    White Kite
  17. The Creole Choir of Cuba
    Fey Oh Di Nou
Disc 3

  1. Joseph Arthur
    In The Sun
  2. Daby Touré
  3. Sevara Nazarkhan
    Yol Bolsin
  4. Afro Celt Sound System
  5. Portico Quartet
  6. Yungchen Lhamo
    Happiness Is…
  7. Spiro
    The City and the Stars
  8. Martyn Bennett
  9. JuJu
    Night Walk
  10. Charlie Winston
    In Your Hands
  11. Big Blue Ball
    altus silva
  12. Geoffrey Oryema
    Land of Anaka
  13. Sheila Chandra
    Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean
  14. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
    Sweet Pain
  15. Papa Wemba
    Awa Y’okeyi

Real World Tales

We asked musicians, producers, engineers, managers, media, photographers and artists for anecdotes, first impressions, amusing stories, curious encounters, unexpected meetings, hazy memories... and these are their Real World Tales.


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