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Seasons: Spring

by First Word Records

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Side A 33:00
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Side B 31:44

about

To celebrate the 20th birthday of our record label First Word, I’m putting together a series of mixtapes culled from the archive of over 1500 songs in our back catalogue. This isn’t a ‘best of’, this is a way of telling our story that’s taken us from a small outfit operated out of a couple of spare rooms in Leeds and Sheffield to where we are now, 300 releases deep with a couple of decades worth of tales to tell. I’m so proud and grateful to our artists for sharing such beautiful music with us over the years. I hope we did your work justice. Big love to you all.

This edition ‘Seasons:Spring’ is the first of 4; you can probably guess what the others are called. Dive in, and if you like what you hear go find the original album on our Bandcamp page and make sure you share the music with a friend too. That’s what it’s all about, after all. There's a full tracklist below.

To our wonderful staff, past and present, our distributors, the radio hosts, DJs, record shops, music writers and most of all the fans: thank you all for supporting what we do, we appreciate every single last one of you.

With love

Gilla x

Worldwide Awards Intro
The Story So Far - Children Of Zeus
Burn & Rise - Yazmin Lacey
Kipseli Street Interlude - Souleance
Walk With Us - Don Leisure & Amanda Whiting
Interlude Part II - Ross McHenry
Down The Street From Peace - 14KT
Watercolors - Allysha Joy
Peace & Love ft Masego & Rommel Donald - Tall Black Guy
Recreate - Tawiah
Out Here On My Own ft Children Of Zeus - Kaidi Tatham
Butterfly - Today’s Mathematics
Modaji Suite - Darkhouse Family
City Breaks - Essa
Come The Revolution ft Corinne Bailey Rae - Homecut
Change - Takuya Kuroda

Changes - Mr Thing
Stomp ft Justin Percival - kidkanevil
Bring It All Together (Social Beings Remix ft Ad-Apt) - Homecut
UpSticks - Eliphino
All I Need - Kaidi Tatham
Let Him Go - Ruby Wood
Mesmerised - Amenta
The Power Of Same ft Muhsinah - 14KT
City Of Atlantis - Myele Manzanza
Hum (Quiet Dawn Remix) - Sarah Williams White
Stars - Yosi Horikawa

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released March 1, 2024

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Home to Children Of Zeus, Kaidi Tatham, Allysha Joy, Takuya Kuroda, Souleance, Tall Black Guy, [ K S R ], Darkhouse Family, Quiet Dawn, Werkha and much much more.

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