Shuggie Otis ‎– Inspiration Information

Luaka Bop ‎– 72438-50473-1-2
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered



World Psychedelic California Soul
Newly Remastered From Original Tapes
Tracks A1 to B5 are from the album 'Inspiration Information' released in 1974.
Tracks C1 to D are bonus tracks taken from the album "Freedom Flight" released in 1971.
Recorded at Hawk Sound And Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Mixed at Kendon Recorders, Burbank and through the Cevetone System at Hawk Sound Studios in Los Angeles.

Comes in a gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724385047312

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KE 33059 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information(LP, Album) Epic KE 33059 US 1974 Sell This Version
72438-50473-2-9 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Luaka Bop 72438-50473-2-9 US 2001 Sell This Version
KE 33059 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information(LP, Album, RP) Epic KE 33059 US 2007 Sell This Version
LBCDJ32 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information(CD, Album, Promo, RM) Luaka Bop LBCDJ32 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
72438-50473-2-9, 72438 50473 2 9 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information(CD, Album, RE, RM) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop 72438-50473-2-9, 72438 50473 2 9 Canada 2001 Sell This Version



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January 23, 2015

This album is genius. It feels isolated yet complete, concerned mostly with itself, on a carrier frequency of the music of the 60s, 70s, and a synthesis of electronic that was to come. The inclusion of tracks from Freedom Flight from 1971 is a welcome bonus, as I learned only once I put it on the platter that it hasn't been reissued on vinyl since 1972. The eponymous track is worth the price alone. I thought I'd mistakenly put on a mis-pressing of Miles Davis from the same era.

Has anyone A/B'd this pressing against the new Music On Vinyl, Epic, or original pressings? I'm tempted to buy a copy of each to listen closely. Worst case scenario they'd be copies to share with friends.

The art... Luaka Bop took a crap all over this one. It's terrible. I could barely read the contents. It must have popped off the shelf when it was released in the early 2000s, but it doesn't do justice to the music, and it shouldn't have been issued if it didn't improve on the original. I'm tempted to buy a tattered sleeve from the original pressing and swap it out. Thank goodness Luaka Bop did a much better job with the recent Onyeabor boxset.