Aura (New LP)Aura
Label: Aloha Got Soul
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.