Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (Numbered Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Edition 2LP)

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Description

*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2022

Label:  Run Out Groove

 

Track List

Side A

  1. Little Child Runnin’ Wild
  2. Pusherman
  3. Freddie’s Dead
  4. Junkie Chase (Instrumental)

Side B

  1. Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
  2. Eddie You Should Know Better
  3. No Thing on Me (Cocaine Song)
  4. Think (Instrumental)
  5. Superfly

Side C

  1. Freddie’s Dead (single mix)
  2. Superfly (single mix)
  3. Ghetto Child (demo version of “Little Child Runnin’ Wild”)
  4. Pusherman (alternate mix with horns)
  5. Freddie’s Dead (instrumental)

Side D

  1. Junkie Chase (full-length instrumental version)
  2. No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) [instrumental/score version]
  3. Militant March
  4. Eddie You Should Know Better (instrumental version)
  5. Radio Spot #1
  6. The Underground (1970 demo)
  7. Check Out Your Mind (instrumental studio jam)
  8. Radio Spot #2

 

Notes

Superfly (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 50th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Edition

Expanded to a 180-gram 2LP set, featuring a second LP of bonus tracks!

Original album lacquers cut directly from the master analog tapes

Limited and foil-stamped numbered

Includes movie poster, new liner notes, never before seen photos and a custom turntable mat exclusive to this limited release.

Soul, R&B and funk pioneer Curtis Mayfield released his third studio album Superfly in July 1972, the soundtrack for the Blaxplotation film of the same name.

Widely considered a classic of 1970s soul and funk music, Superfly was a nearly immediate hit. Its sales were bolstered by two million-selling singles, “Freddie’s Dead” (No. 2 R&B charts, No. 4 Pop charts) and the title track (No. 5 R&B, No. 8 Pop). Superfly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied. Superfly, along with Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On (1971), was one of the pioneering soul concept albums, with its then-unique socially aware lyrics aboutpoverty and drug abuse making the album stand out. The film and the soundtrack may be perceived as dissonant, since the film holds rather ambiguous views ondrug dealers, whereas Curtis Mayfield’s position is far more critical.

Like What’s Going On, the album was a surprise hit that record executives felt had little chance at significant sales. Due to its success, Mayfield was tapped for several film soundtracks over the course of the decade. In 2003, VH1 named Superfly the 63rd greatest album of all time. The title track was selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.” In 2003, the album was ranked No. 69 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album is ranked No. 986 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2019, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” This 2LP 50th anniversary edition expands the album with a bonus disc of demos and also includes a movie poster, new liner notes, never before seen photos and a custom turntable mat exclusive to this limited release.

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