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Inala

Inala, 1986
Inala

Inala was recorded in 1985 on the Gallo label in South Africa. It has some of Ladysmith's first songs sung in English which had no direct religious theme. After their appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album (1986), they began recording on the Warner Brothers label for the instant audience discovered in the U.S. Shanachie licensed the rights to distribute the Gallo recordings and began to do so with this recording in 1987. "That's Why I Choose You" is the first of two songs in English and views the freedom of both men and women in their relationships. Nowadays it would be viewed as a testimonial to a stunning clarity of vision. Pauline is a song of a man's lost love presented in Ladysmith's inimitable style. These two songs are interspersed in a selection of non-English songs which have the feel of an entire emotional spectrum.