Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)
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Aura - Aura (AGS-LP002-R) (2021 Edition)

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** PLEASE NOTE **
Black and white vinyl will ship in March 2021. 
Clear vinyl is expected to ship in June/July 2021.

The 2021 vinyl repress of Aura's self-titled album returns to the original track listing and original front cover art. The album's closing track, "Can't Waste No Time", makes it back onto wax, and an updated back cover offers renewed liner notes and credits not found on the 2016 reissue.

Aura — comprised of eight siblings from the Mendoza family — remained a key figure in the nightlife scene of Hawaii of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Each tune on their 1979 LP showcases the band’s unmatched musical talent that continues to captivate listeners in the 21st century. Aura is a rare example of an album that in today’s crowded reissue landscape really does live up to its mystique.

“Raw funk... honey-coated soul… grooves and big smiles… lavish Hayes-level horns… dynamic and luxurious full spectrum harmonies. Stunning.” – Juno Records

Mike Lundy, Lemuria, Aura. This trifecta of inimitable Hawaiian acts descended upon Honolulu’s state-of-the art Broad Recording Studio in late 1979 to create what have now become the most coveted Hawaiian funk/soul/jazz albums of the era. But whereas Lemuria functioned as a short-lived studio band and Mike Lundy saw little success from his album’s release, Aura — comprised of eight siblings from the Mendoza family — remained a key figure in the nightlife scene of Hawaii of the 1970s and early 1980s. 

Each tune on their eponymous 1979 LP showcases the band’s unmatched musical talent that continues to astonish listeners in the 21st century.

Available on vinyl and digital for the first time since its initial release, Aura is a rare example of an album that in today’s crowded reissue landscape really does live up to its mystique.