Curtis Mayfield - Curtis [2LP] (180 Gram, 50th Anniversary Edition, custom turntable mat, insert, gatefold, limited)
50th Anniversary 180g Vinyl 2LP Reissue with Second LP of Bonus Tracks New to the Format Plus New Liner Notes and an Exclusive Turntable Mat; Lacquers Cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio from the Original Master Stereo Source and Pressed at Record Industry
Curtis Mayfield might best be remembered for producing the Super Fly soundtrack but the incomparable soul singer/multi-instrumentalist/composer never eclipsed the musical and songwriting genius of 1970's groundbreaking Curtis. Released shortly after he departed the Impressions, Mayfield's eponymous solo debut set new standards in areas of production, songwriting, and musical fusion. A gripping statement that fearlessly confronted the controversial issues consuming America and urban life, it served as an influential precursor to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and remains an inextricable part of the R&B landscape.
The record's crossover appeal and catchy melodies spread Mayfield's sentiments to the mainstream, which embraced powerful emotional fare such as "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go," an attention-getting single that reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts. Simultaneously menacing and empowering, lush and gritty, intense and laidback, orchestral and lean, rousing and soothing, Curtis' revolutionary legacy is further underscored by the presence of the uplifting anthem "Move On Up," an inspiring and unifying classic on par with Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'."
This 50th anniversary 180g vinyl 2LP reissue from Run Out Groove includes a second LP of bonus tracks new to vinyl plus new liner notes and an exclusive turntable mat. The lacquers for the reissue were cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio from the original master stereo source and the set was pressed at Record Industry. It all comes housed in beautiful tip-on gatefold jacket packaging.
• 50th Anniversary 180g vinyl 2LP reissue from Run Out Groove
• Includes second LP of bonus tracks new to vinyl
• Lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio from original master stereo source
• Pressed at Record Industry
• Insert with new liner notes
• Exclusive custom turntable mat, only available in this release
• Tip-on gatefold jacket packaging
2021 Run Out Groove