Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the first-ever official vinyl reissue of ZiadRahbani's mythical Lebanese Disco 12" "Abu Ali" originally issued in Lebanon in 1978 on his label Zida Records. A highly collectible album, it will get reissued by Wewantsounds with its original artwork, remastered by Colorsound Studio in Paris. ZiadRahbani is a cultural icon in Lebanon. The musician, pianist and producer is also a renowned playwright and a political activist, one of the most important exponents of the lebanese left-wing counterculture to emerge from the 70s. Coming out of an illustrious artistic dynasty (his father is the famous composer and musician AssiRahbani, member of group The Rahbani Brothers and his mother is the legendary Middle East Diva, Fairuz), ZiadRahbani started his music career during his late teens, composing music for his mother. Rahbani quickly spread his wings further. He started producing his own music co-founding the labelZida in 1978 at age 22 in the processs and started releasing records under his own name. Among these was "Abu Ali" recorded in Greece at the EMIStudios in Athens with a full orchestra (there he also recorded his mother's album "Wahdon") and released it as a limited run EP for the lebanese market. Legend has it that the album was only pressed at 500 unit hence itsrarity The result is a fabulous New York-meets-Beyrouth Disco.