By the time he recorded Emotion, his second album for Real World, Congolese band-leading legend Papa Wemba had made somewhere in the region of 25 records. This 1995 collection marked something of a departure. Rather than being another installment of his trademark high-octane soukous, Emotion was an unashamed offering to the same international audience taking the likes of Youssou N'Dour and Baaba Maal to its hearts. Indeed, there's even a cover of Otis Redding's "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)." No problem, though. These are irresistibly crystal-clear melodies wrapped in the crispest, most modern production. Available on vinyl for the first time, the album also comes with a 16bit CD quality digital download card.