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Tracklist

Attica Blues4:49
Invocation: Attica Blues0:18
Steam, Part 15:08
Invocation To Mr. Parker3:17
Steam, Part 25:10
Blues For Brother George Jackson4:00
Invocation: Ballad For A Child0:30
Ballad For A Child3:37
Good Bye Sweet Pops4:23
Quiet Dawn6:12

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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US1972US1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS 9222US1972US1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US1972US1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972-07-00, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, Impulse! – AS 9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US1972US1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, Impulse! – AS 9222, ABC Records – AS-9222Canada1972Canada1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1972, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS 9222France1972France1972
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    Attica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US1972US1972
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1974, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Impulse! – AS-9222US1974US1974
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1974, VinylAttica Blues
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Yellow Label, Gatefold
    Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US1974US1974
    New Submission
    Cover of Attica Blues, 1976, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS 9.222, ABC Impulse! – AS 9.222France1976France1976
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1991-12-16, CDAttica Blues
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Impulse! – MVCI-23038, Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222Japan1991Japan1991
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 1996, VinylAttica Blues
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    Not On Label – SAA-9222US1996US1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Attica Blues, 2001-06-27, CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – UCCI-9022Japan2001Japan2001
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2003-03-11, CDAttica Blues
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    Verve Records – 024 654 414-2, Impulse! – AS-9222US2003US2003
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2003-03-11, CDAttica Blues
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    Verve Records – 654 414-2, Impulse! – AS-9222UK & Europe2003UK & Europe2003
    Cover of Attica Blues, 2003, CDAttica Blues
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    Verve Records – 024 654 414-2, Impulse! – AS-9222, ABC Records – AS-9222US2003US2003
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2003, CDAttica Blues
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    Verve Records – 024 654 414-2, Impulse! – AS-9222US2003US2003
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2005-08-24, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – UCJU-9040Japan2005Japan2005
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2009, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, Universal Music Special Markets – B0012610-01US2009US2009
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2010, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222Europe2010Europe2010
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2011-09-14, CDAttica Blues
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, SHM-CD
    Impulse! – UCCI-9230Japan2011Japan2011
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2014-09-24, CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – UCCU-90080Japan2014Japan2014
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2015-03-15, CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – UCCI-9285Japan2015Japan2015
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2016-08-24, CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – UCCU-5615Japan2016Japan2016
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2017-06-00, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, Universal Music Special Markets – B0026674-01, Verve Records – B0026674-01US2017US2017
    Cover of Attica Blues, 2018, CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – 0600753810040, Verve Records – 0600753810040, Universal Music Group – 0600753810040Europe2018Europe2018
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2018-11-00, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, Universal Music Special Markets – B0026674-01, Verve Records – B0026674-01US2018US2018
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    Cover of Attica Blues, 2022, VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – 5397096, The Verve Music Group – 5397096, Universal Music Jazz Germany – 5397096, Universal Music Group – 5397096, ABC Records – 5397096Germany2022Germany2022
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    Cover of Attica Blues, , CDAttica Blues
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    Limited Edition (6) – LDR3017RussiaRussia
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    Cover of Attica Blues, , VinylAttica Blues
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    Not On Label – SAA-9222USUS
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    Cover of Attica Blues, , CDAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – ww 2110JapanJapan
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    Cover of Attica Blues, , CDAttica Blues
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    Verve Records – 654 414-2, Impulse! – AS-9222EuropeEurope
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    Cover of Attica Blues, , VinylAttica Blues
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    Impulse! – AS-9222, The Verve Music Group – 179 744-7EuropeEurope
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    • bacondrapes's avatar
      bacondrapes
      Just found this album while at a thrift store. Damn good record! I've never heard Archie Shepp and very happy to come across this record. Odd thing on the pressing though, The middle, when you open the gatefold, is just plain white. No credits or photos. Does NOT appear to have ripped out or anything. Mispress? Does this count as a new release? Also, has a sticker on the back lower right, "Record Club of America, Inc." Any thoughts anyone?
      • andrewand's avatar
        andrewand
        anybody know if there were promo variants of this pressing?, i've got a copy with a promo sticker but the disc has red labels and matching matrix numbers with this one
        • Thonis_'s avatar
          Thonis_
          Apparently this album is quad encoded? A number of impulse releases around this time were, and it certanly reveals a quadrophic mix when played through a QS Matrix decoder. The surround discography website lists this album (along with two other Shepp albums) as being released in quad.
          • iamnotmaxus's avatar
            iamnotmaxus
            plus: sound is okayish. nothing spectacular. sounstage just enough, clarity just enough. it sounds good but a little boomy. but is cool to have this album. however:

            minus: no gatefold, cover is low res...but I guess the original was also. paper sleeves suck even if printed. disc was super dirty. not scratched but awfull dirty. gave it a wash and it's ok now.
            • Electric--Soul's avatar
              I find most of the modern reissues way overrated. Sounding most of the time harsh, mastered over the top, etc…

              But this one is sounding perfect on my audiophile system. Great job. But, as said, sleeve is a bit cheap.
              • Botanicalrealms's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                Pleasantly surprised with the sound quality of this one. After removing tons of paper dust from the grooves, the surface noise is little to none as well.
                However, the overall impression of this release suffers from the cheap presentation. No one seems to have bothered to check for any original negatives of the cover art, so they just scanned some original copy for that (from an era when Impulse cover quality was already on steep cost-cutting decline in comparison to Bob Thiele times) and slapped the inside-gatefold art onto a printed innersleeve (not poly-lined, of course). At least most of the writing was newly layouted before printing.
                Packaging makes absolutely no sense to me, if, for like 10 bucks more, they simultaneously put out releases that are so much nicer with their Acoustic Sounds Series.
                So, yeah, fantastic music, good record, sad packaging. Would've deserved better.
                • highpriest23's avatar
                  highpriest23
                  Yep, a gatefold would have been nice. But if i put this reissue next to my US original copy the cover is nice: the original us sleeve's pic isn't that sharp, too. If i compare the sweat on Archies forehead on the back of the sleeve the reissue looks actually sharper. Overall the colors of the reissue are a bit darker, maybe a bit saturated.
                  The soundquality is really nice, pressing is flat, glossy and mainly clean (announced as a PALLAS press it is for sure a quality press).
                  But it really doesn't look "supercheap". What did you compare it to, @ Drahty ?

                  Totally happy with this one except for it being a single sleeve. Would recommend buying it if you don't have big bucks to spend on an original press or the VMP / Kevin Gray cut (that didn't impress me that much tbh).
                  • Drahty's avatar
                    Drahty
                    The cover scan looks super cheap. Also it's a shame that they didn't reissue it with a gatefold cover.
                    • Andrew_Lawson's avatar
                      Andrew_Lawson
                      If anyone has just the sleeve for the 70's US release, contact me.
                      • Eirikstim's avatar
                        Eirikstim
                        When I compare the sound of this pressing with the more recent reissue, I find I like this one better. It just sounds more natural, less polished, more authentic.

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