Parliament ‎– Up For The Down Stroke

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Up For The Down Stroke 5:07
Testify 4:04
The Goose 9:09
I Can Move You (If You Let Me) 2:44
I Just Got Back (From The Fantasy: Ahead Of Our Time In The Four Lands Of Ellet) 4:28
All Your Goodies Are Gone 5:02
Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good 5:55
Presence Of A Brain 3:18

Versions (31)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NB 9003 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca NB 9003 US 1974 Sell This Version
CAB F 87002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(8-Trk, Album) Casablanca CAB F 87002 US 1974 Sell This Version
CBLP - 9071 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLP - 9071 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7002 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7002 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, Pit) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9003 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NB 9003 US 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, San) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9003 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, TP) Casablanca NB 9003 US 1974 Sell This Version
GX 01-763 Parliament Sube Para El Golpe Final(LP, Album) Casablanca GX 01-763 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
CAL 2011 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album) Casablanca CAL 2011 UK 1975 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RP) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1976 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RP) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RP) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US 1977 Sell This Version
842 619-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 842 619-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
PSCW-1009 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca, Polystar PSCW-1009 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
422 842 619-4 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(Cass, Album, Dol) Casablanca 422 842 619-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
PHCR-4182 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca PHCR-4182 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
440 077 026-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 440 077 026-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
440 077 026-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 440 077 026-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
440 077 026-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 440 077 026-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-94282 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Casablanca UICY-94282 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-76602 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Mercury UICY-76602 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
00602577513602 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, UMe 00602577513602 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
B0029958-01 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, UMe B0029958-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
NB 9003, B0029958-01 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RE, Red) Casablanca, Mercury NB 9003, B0029958-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
440 077 026-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Mercury (2), Chronicles (2) 440 077 026-2 Russia 2020 Sell This Version
842 619-2 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(CD, Album, RE, RP) Casablanca 842 619-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
NBLP 7002 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca NBLP 7002 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBLA 71011 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca CBLA 71011 France Unknown Sell This Version

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b0ssh0gg

b0ssh0gg

September 22, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RE, B0029958-01

I agree with thejesset, it is a shame there are no notable audiophile-grade releases for the Parliament/Funkadelic collective. I also agree that this release had a small spindle hole (although I didn't have much problem getting it on/off), and was covered in dust and smudges straight out of the shrinkwrap. The jacket is very lightweight and cheap. Everything was sized just a bit too small, the inner sleeve jammed up a few times trying to get it out of the jacket.

As for the sound quality, it's good in the sense that the instruments have plenty of expression. Compared to digital versions I had been listening to for years upon years, the more subtle details are evident here. Backing keyboard rhythms, for example, have their own space and are clearly separated from the other instruments. However, the entire presentation sounds hollow, with not an ounce of bass to be spoken of. For $24 CAD on Amazon, it's ok, but I probably would have been better chasing down a good original. Doubtful I'll pursue it at this point, as there are many more from the catalogue to get, but hopefully other copies have some more life to them.
thejesset

thejesset

June 3, 2020
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RE, B0029958-01
Bought 2 copies of this - both had spindle holes that were way too small, and wouldn't fit on my turntable even with some downward force. Had to enlarge the hole manually. Both discs were covered in paper inner sleeve dust, and had smudges straight out of the package. One had a couple hairline scratches direct from the factory. The copy with the manually enlarged hole shows slight warping and has light inner grove distortion on A side. Sounds decent otherwise.

Sad to see a band who changed the face the face of music continually get such lackluster releases.
treblefree

treblefree

February 1, 2020
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, NB 9003
Track 5 SHOULD be, "I Just Got Back From The Fantasy, Ahead Of Our Time In The Four Lands Of ELLET", not Elliott.
MrDavidoff89

MrDavidoff89

July 11, 2019
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RE, B0029958-01
How does it sound this Parliament reissue? Thanks in advance...
RecordsSpinning

RecordsSpinning

July 6, 2019
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, CAL 2011
This U.K. copy pictured here is not an original 1975 copy! Original copies were on the blue Bogart image Casablanca design label. This U.K. one here is on the Casablanca "Record & Filmworks" label that first came out in 1977!
GuildedSplinters

GuildedSplinters

December 22, 2018
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RP, NBLP 7002
This pressing is poorly mastered. The sound is very thin. There is very little bass and a lot of high mid sounds. It is unpleasant to listen to.
EdgarUm

EdgarUm

June 20, 2018
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RE, NBLP 7002

stunning album but this particular repress is terrible and to be avoided.
PsychoactiveMusic

PsychoactiveMusic

September 2, 2017
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, RE, NBLP 7002
Be warned... absolutely bad press/cut. nearly no bass audible. Only mid and highs. On a funk record damn useless!
Impale_Productions

Impale_Productions

August 5, 2017
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, NB 9003
Are there label variations of this Issue?? Mine looks exactly the same, just the color seems to be more black than purple.
oovalen

oovalen

April 6, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Up For The Down Stroke, LP, Album, CAL 2011
my UK original has a really deep red wine teint in the vinyl - only visible if held up to strong light - DONT GET TOO CLOSE ;) - absolute must have funk five star bomb !!!