Isaac Hayes ‎– Black Moses

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Those vinyl pressings that come in a fold-out sleeve in the shape of a cross, also come in a regular picture sleeve but there were also pressings that were sold without a fold-out sleeve. If you are about to submit another version which matches a release already in the database, be reasonably certain that it was initially sold without the fold-out cover rather than it having been lost or discarded along the way.

Some of the vinyl pressings have a non-standard arrangement of the sides:
Record 1 - Side A = Side 1 on label
Record 1 - Side B = Side 4 on label
Record 2 - Side A = Side 2 on label
Record 2 - Side B = Side 3 on label

This is intentional and not a mis-press; it is a practice called automatic sequence and was intended for listeners to play through an entire double album using an automatic record changer.

One possible way to differentiate between pressings that were sold with the fold-out sleeve and those that were not, is that ones that were not have the normal order of the sides although this is not certain.

Tracklist

Never Can Say Goodbye 5:07
(They Long To Be) Close To You 8:57
Nothing Takes The Place Of You 5:29
Man's Temptation 5:02
Never Gonna Give You Up 5:42
Medley
Ike's Rap II 2:10
Help Me Love 5:21
Need To Belong To Someone 5:15
Good Love 6-9969 5:15
Medley
Ike's Rap III 1:35
Your Love Is So Doggone Good 7:40
For The Good Times 5:20
I'll Never Fall In Love Again 5:02
Part-Time Love 8:30
Medley
Ike's Rap IV 2:10
A Brand New Me 7:30
Going In Circles 7:02

Versions (79)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Enterprise ENS-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENC2-5003-1 Isaac Hayes Black Moses (Volume 1)(Cass, Album) Enterprise ENC2-5003-1 US 1971 Sell This Version
2-5003-8 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2x8-Trk, Album, Club) Enterprise 2-5003-8 US 1971 Sell This Version
EN8-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2x8-Trk, Album, Whi) Enterprise EN8-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
23 69 003/004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 23 69 003/004 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
ENS 2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Enterprise ENS 2-5003 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
ENS2-5003, ES-0335, A4RS-4566 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Enterprise, Enterprise, Enterprise ENS2-5003, ES-0335, A4RS-4566 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENS 2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Enterprise ENS 2-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Stax 2628 004 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ENS-5003, ENS 2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Enterprise, Enterprise ENS-5003, ENS 2-5003 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2628 004, 2369 003, 2369 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Stax, Stax, Stax 2628 004, 2369 003, 2369 004 France 1971 Sell This Version
TXD.22032 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Gat) Stax TXD.22032 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
ENS 2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Ind) Enterprise ENS 2-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENS 2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RCA) Enterprise ENS 2-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Roc) Enterprise ENS-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
LM-2461-1-4 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2461-1-4 Taiwan 1971 Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Ind) Enterprise ENS-5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
J 5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Reel, Album, Dou) Enterprise J 5003 US 1971 Sell This Version
ZCSTX 4003A, ZCSTX 4003B Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCass, Album, Dol) Stax, Stax ZCSTX 4003A, ZCSTX 4003B UK 1972 Sell This Version
2369 003/004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2369 003/004 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
LP-100.101 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax LP-100.101 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 004 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 004 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 004 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 004 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 004 France 1972 Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fiv) Enterprise ENS-5003 US 1972 Sell This Version
2628 005 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Stax 2628 005 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2628-004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Stax 2628-004 UK 1972 Sell This Version
STX 235 064 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Stax STX 235 064 Peru 1972 Sell This Version
26001 A2, 2325 063/064 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Gat) Stax, Stax 26001 A2, 2325 063/064 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
23 25 063/064 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Gat) Stax 23 25 063/064 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
3508-002, 3508002 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Album) Stax, Stax 3508-002, 3508002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3508002 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Album) Stax 3508002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album) Stax 2628 004 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
2325 068 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album) Stax 2325 068 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
2325 066 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album) Stax 2325 066 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
100.101, LP-100.101 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album) Stax, Stax 100.101, LP-100.101 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
2369 003 L Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, Fol) Stax 2369 003 L Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE, All) Enterprise ENS-5003 US 1975 Sell This Version
STXD 4003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Stax STXD 4003 UK 1975 Sell This Version
MPS-8509 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, RE) Stax MPS-8509 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
5MP S8509 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MP S8509 US 1981 Sell This Version
MPS-8509 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, RE) Stax MPS-8509 US 1981 Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax 2SCD-88006-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2, ENS-2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax, Enterprise 2SCD-88006-2, ENS-2-5003 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDSXE2 033 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax CDSXE2 033 UK 1990 Sell This Version
FAND 150 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Dlx, RP) Fantasy FAND 150 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
SCD24 8509-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Stax SCD24 8509-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SCD24 8509-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Dig) Stax SCD24 8509-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Isaac Hayes Black Moses (Advanced Album CD1)(CDr, Album, Dlx, Promo) Stax, Universal Music Group International none 2008 Sell This Version
none Isaac Hayes Black Moses (Advanced Album CD2)(CDr, Album, Dlx, Promo) Stax, Universal Music Group International none 2008 Sell This Version
UCCO-9515, 2628 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Stax, Stax UCCO-9515, 2628 004 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
0888072312388 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RM) Stax, Universal Music Group International 0888072312388 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
STX-31238 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RM, 24-) Stax STX-31238 US 2009 Sell This Version
4m222 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4m222 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Isaac Hayes Black Moses(14xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM, App) Concord Music Group, Inc. none US 2016
0888072359017 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Enterprise, Universal Music Group International 0888072359017 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CR00035 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol) Craft Recordings CR00035 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CR00035 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol) Craft Recordings, Enterprise CR00035 US 2018 Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, Club, RE) Stax 2SCD-88006-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2, ENS-2-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax, Enterprise 2SCD-88006-2, ENS-2-5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDSXE2 033 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax CDSXE2 033 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE) Stax 2SCD-88006-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0888072312388 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Stax, Universal Music Group International 0888072312388 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDSXE2 033 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Stax CDSXE2 033 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2SCD-88006-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Stax 2SCD-88006-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
EN 52-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xCass, Album) Enterprise EN 52-5003 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album) Enterprise ENS-5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Fol) Enterprise ENS-5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
Eu 1011 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, Mon) Oscar Eu 1011 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ENS-5003 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE) Enterprise ENS-5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
STX 88006 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(2xLP, Album, RE) Stax STX 88006 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1213-A Isaac Hayes Black Moses(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Malibu Records (11) 1213-A US Unknown Sell This Version
3513001 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Album) Stax 3513001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
IMD-7245 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD-7245 Unknown Sell This Version
MPS-8509 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, RE) ZYX Music MPS-8509 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MPS-8509 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, RE) Stax MPS-8509 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2369 004 Isaac Hayes Black Moses(LP, Album, Smplr) Stax 2369 004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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lochness

lochness

March 3, 2021
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, ENS 2-5003
My copy is not simple; It comes as a gatefold.
djsgribbs

djsgribbs

November 19, 2020
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035

distracting surface noise and lots of IGD. sounds much more compressed than the Craft EU MPO Pressing. Would highly recommend tracking down that version instead.
djsgribbs

djsgribbs

November 19, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035

Fantastic reissue that improves upon the original in so many ways. I've owned a few copies of this in my life time and for various reasons I've always found original pressings to be a bit flat when considering the lush dynamic range of the music. the album came out in that Dynaflex era so many copies suffer from that format. Even though some of the better pressings had Randy Kling cutting the lacquers, in my opinion it was far from his best work. While the packaging was extremely dope and inventive especially for the time.... if you've held an original it's extremely fragile to handle and looks better in theory than practice.

The Craft 2018 reissue uses the original analog master tapes as the source. Craft does some exceptional work with their reissues and often goes AAA, so I was puzzled here that this one didn't get that distinguishing. Clearly this is an ADA cut, given the Dave Cooley remastering credit and different lacquer cuts between the US & Europe. Given the way Craft normally operates I have to assume that the original tapes needed some digital clean up. And there's the fact that there is some audible tape noise in the quiet moments... not in a bad way but more so with that nice warm familiar sound. It could be an indication of maybe why this choice was made.

That said, this is one of the few times where adding a digital steps has improved the overall quality of the vinyl. Doing an A/B test with two older copies I currently have (including an Indianapolis pressing & the original fold-out with Kling mastering) the differences are stark. Full and clear dynamics, the drums are crisp; soaring strings .... this one excels in the louder moments. I dare to say this is the best I've heard it sound on vinyl, thus far. The dead was is quiet and there is no surface noise.... yes that audible tape noise is there if you're really looking for it, but it doesn't hinder the experience. Perhaps a AAA reissue is a possibility and I would be thrilled to hear that, but at current moment it there is no better option overall.

I have to briefly mention the packaging, which is also an improvement on the original fold out. Craft made it a bit easier to extract the discs... this layout allows you to quickly pull the inner sleeves out of the bottom, while the original requires you to fold out almost the entire jacket. The materials are more durable. Overall a wonderful upgrade.

Final important note... I originally picked up the US version of this reissue and returned it. That pressing has a decent amount of surface noise that does detract from the sound, as well as IGD. The music sounds compressed and the "digital" aspect is very present. I don't think it's even a question the lacquer cut and pressing for the EU version is superior. Not sure how it was plated or mastered by GZ/MRP but something in that process failed.

It's worth the time and extra cost to track down this pressing. Not only is it the better of the two reissues, but probably the best pressing available yet.
cupol

cupol

October 22, 2020
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Fol, ENS-5003, ENS 2-5003
I have this version but the fold out sleeve says, suspiciously, "Made In USA". Is it correct or I have a Frankenstein of both the American and Canadian first issues?
kamenov

kamenov

September 3, 2020
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Fol, 2628 004
Got this pressing with the exact same matrix run-outs, catalog number and labels but in a regular plain sleeve.
mewds

mewds

August 3, 2020
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035
excellent pressing and package all round .sound is clear and warm with zero surface noise
danielu1115

danielu1115

July 30, 2020
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035

Horribly sibilant. Avoid and instead seek out an OG press or the 2017 reissue. You’ve been warned.
fffrancis

fffrancis

December 26, 2019
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, LM-2461-1-4
This is a really cool record label and the history behind these vinyl's are quite interesting knowing that it was from US soldiers stationed in Taiwan.
Sofusjam

Sofusjam

April 3, 2019
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035
Are the sides pressed 1+4 on the first lp and 2+3 on the second like on the original release?
sjors.grooff

sjors.grooff

January 7, 2019
referencing Black Moses, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Fol, CR00035

Easily one of the best sounding pressings i own. That and the fold out sleeve remembers me why vinyl collecting and playing is so much fun!