The Crusaders ‎– Crusaders 1

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Tracklist

That's How I Feel 8:20
So Far Away 11:50
Put It Where You Want It 5:30
Mystique Blues 4:44
Full Moon 7:20
Sweet Revival 4:50
Mud Hole 6:30
It's Just Gotta Be That Way 3:40
Georgia Cottonfield 7:02
A Shade Of Blues 5:20
Three Children 5:15
Mosadi (Woman) 7:15

Versions (41)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001 US 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 6001-2 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001-2 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
YW-8009 10-AU The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album) Blue Thumb Records YW-8009 10-AU Japan 1972 Sell This Version
BT 10 001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Disques Vogue BT 10 001 France 1972 Sell This Version
GW-213~4, GW-213, GW-214 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records GW-213~4, GW-213, GW-214 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
YW-8009 10-AU The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Promo) Blue Thumb Records YW-8009 10-AU Japan 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Promo, San) Blue Thumb Records, Chisa (2) BTS 6001 US 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, San) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001 US 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Ter) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001 US 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Ter) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001 US 1972 Sell This Version
Y8I 9218 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y8I 9218 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ZCI 9218 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9218 UK 1972 Sell This Version
86 630 IT The Crusaders Crusaders 1(LP) Blue Thumb Records 86 630 IT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS-9218, ILPS 9218 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(LP) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records ILPS-9218, ILPS 9218 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3040034 The Crusaders Crusaders(LP, Album) RGE, Blue Thumb Records 3040034 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
SJET-9543~4, SJET-9543, SJET-9544, SBT-9001, SBT-9 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records SJET-9543~4, SJET-9543, SJET-9544, SBT-9001, SBT-9 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
ABCD 0084 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records ABCD 0084 Rhodesia 1976 Sell This Version
ABCD 0084 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records ABCD 0084 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
YB-8001/2-AU The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records YB-8001/2-AU Japan 1978 Sell This Version
BTS 6001/2 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records BTS 6001/2 US 1979 Sell This Version
VIM-5550-1 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records VIM-5550-1 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
MCA2-6014 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA2-6014 US 1980 Sell This Version
55XD-635~6 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE) MCA Records 55XD-635~6 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
55XD-635~6 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xCD, Album, RE) MCA Records 55XD-635~6 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
MVCM-20024 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MVCM-20024 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
UCCU-5365 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, RE, RM, Obi) MCA Records UCCU-5365 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BTS 6001, 0602517040663 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Thumb Records, Verve Records BTS 6001, 0602517040663 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
BTS 6001 B0007350-02 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001 B0007350-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
UCCU-9910 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) MCA Records UCCU-9910 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
UCCU-90190 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) MCA Records UCCU-90190 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
SJET-9543~4 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album) Blue Thumb Records SJET-9543~4 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
MCA2-6014 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA2-6014 US Unknown Sell This Version
ABCD 609 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCD 609 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 6001/2, MCA2-6014, 94399 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records, MCA Records, Blue Thumb Records, Inc. BTS 6001/2, MCA2-6014, 94399 US Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) ABC Blue Thumb BTS 6001 US Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) ABC Blue Thumb BTS 6001 US Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 6001 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) ABC Blue Thumb BTS 6001 US Unknown Sell This Version
ABCD 609 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) ABC Records ABCD 609 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 6001, SQBO-94399 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(2xLP, Gat) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6001, SQBO-94399 US Unknown Sell This Version
0602517040663 The Crusaders Crusaders 1(CD, Album, RE, Son) Blue Thumb Records 0602517040663 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
86 630 IT The Crusaders Crusaders 1(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 86 630 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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vincentmouton

vincentmouton

October 31, 2021
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BTS 6001

This is such a good album. Some lesser moments, but only a few, as most songs are so well executed, with those slick licks and warm bass lines. Thick without being too greasy. Lush in such a subtle and clear way.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

March 2, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, BTS 6001-2

An epic masterwork of melodic instrumental soul jazz/funk. Believe the hype - this massive double-LP is thoroughly and coherently laced with ultra-creative hooks, funky grooves, airtight arrangements, instrumental virtuosity, improvisations that take your ears on a truly cosmic journey, and much more... I'm surprised I had never previously exposed myself to the sheer genius of Sample, Henderson and Felder and the harmonious group efforts that make this music so unique. (Perhaps it could also be said that patience pays off because I've had this album laying around for 4+ years and I never cleaned it up and listened to it until very recently!) I can't get enough of these guys and am eager to discover more of their vast discography.

Oh, and if anybody was wondering about the sound quality on this Canadian pressing... it's absolutely spectacular! A common motif throughout the entire album is an incredible, warm, room-filling soundscape where every instrument in the mix can be heard with impeccable clarity, accuracy and transparency. The bass guitar is prominent and legible just as I like my bass; the drums and percussion have just the right amount of THWACK and driving, immersive dynamics and depth to induce a guaranteed high level of toe-tapping; the EQ is well-rounded and melodic.

Mind you, there are rare moments when Quality Records' trademark treble emphasis sticks out like a sore thumb: the occasional brass instrument solos are engineered such that they are a little shrill and hard on the ears. However, it's nothing to blow a gasket over given that this is otherwise such a brilliantly-engineered album. Recommended all the way.
Expansive09

Expansive09

December 4, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BTS 6001
This is a gem of what I call soul jazz but theres micro-moments where the band is sort of treading a little experimental territories. Sample and the band take YOU the listeners on a voyage of funky electric piano and bass riffs created to keep your interest and none of this is too "soft jazz" like. The music has that warm, thumping hook laden sound that made the 1970s such a wonderful era for jazz and a lot of new an upcoming genres of music. Theres some smoking piano licks Sample lays down in the deeper end of the album and the remastered cd sounds fantastic.
The Crusaders at least early on i.e. 1971-1976 pushed themselves and used clever motif's to drown you the eager listener in their stream of groovin' creations.
By the end of the 1970s something about this band changed and tho I have never 100% discounted Joe Samples, Stix Hooper and Wilton Felders contributions the energy and vitality of their early works "sans" vocals remains timeless. This is music one can always go back to and re-listen with a fresh bit of interest.
Oh and Larry Carlton really places some special guitar licks in for good measure thus adding a little more sugar to this audio delicacy!
MUSICACTIONPERPIGNAN

MUSICACTIONPERPIGNAN

August 23, 2017
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, BTS 6001/2
Sticker on low back cover stating
"export only for sale
outside continental
United States only"
DigLiverpool

DigLiverpool

February 24, 2017
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, RE, ABCD 609
Beautiful, mellow, warm jazz funk vibes. Check out 'So Far Away' for a full on warm wave trip, superb.
davidghetto

davidghetto

January 10, 2014
referencing Crusaders 1, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BTS 6001

i have several crusaders records and this one is special, very groovy, fantastic tunes to appreciate along 2 records.