Teal | KMMLP 007 | 1976
All Vocals, Electric Bass, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards & Drums by Keith Mlevhu
Recorded at Sapra Studios (Nairobi, Kenya)
Engineer: Detef Degener
Album Design: Keith Mlevhu
Manufactured by Teal Record Ltd.
A Teal Record Production
Leonard Koloko (Zambian Music Legends):
In 1976, Keith travelled to Nairobi under the sponsorship of Teal Record Company to record his second album Love And Freedom. Recorded at Sapra Studios, the album was still on the Mac Bullet label and set new record production standards. This was the first Zambian album to be presented in a full colour cover sleeve jacket. On the cover design, Keith, with plaited locks, is depicted adorned in military camouflage breaking the chains strapped around the globe, his axe deliberately aimed at Southern Africa, where Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa were still struggling for their freedom. The album design was accredited to the artiste himself.
Axe-wielding guitar wizard Keith Mlevhu chops the chains of the socio-political Southern Africa of 1976. “Love and Freedom” is the title track of his second solo outing recorded at Sapra Studios Kenya and released on Teal in 1976. The acclaimed LP would see another release by WEA in 1978. It is believed to be the first Zambian album to be adorned in a full-colour sleeve.