Max Roach ‎– We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

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Driva' Man 5:10
Freedom Day 6:02
Triptych: Prayer, Protest, Peace 7:58
All Africa 7:57
Tears For Johannesburg 9:36

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CJM 8002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, Mono) Candid CJM 8002 US 1960 Sell This Version
P 08 636 L Max Roach Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album) Philips P 08 636 L Germany 1962 Sell This Version
AMLP 810 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP) Amigo AMLP 810 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
AMLP 810 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP) Amigo AMLP 810 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
SMJ-6169 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, RE) Candid SMJ-6169 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SMJX-10115, 9002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, RE) Globe (9), Candid SMJX-10115, 9002 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
JC36390 Max Roach Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Columbia JC36390 US 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36390 Max Roach Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Promo) Columbia JC 36390 US 1980 Sell This Version
9002, CS 9002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, RE) Candid, Candid 9002, CS 9002 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
cs9002 Max Roach We Insist!(LP) Candid cs9002 1986 Sell This Version
JA - CD 2030 Max Roach We Insist! Freedom Now Suite(CD, Album) Editions Atlas JA - CD 2030 France 1990 Sell This Version
CCD 79002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(CD, Album, RE) Candid CCD 79002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CJS9002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, RE) Pure Pleasure Records CJS9002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PWR 27262 Max Roach We Insist! Freedom Now Suite(CD, Album, RE) Poll Winners Records PWR 27262 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
771877 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, RE, 180) WaxTime 771877 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OUT5001LP Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, RE, 180) So Far Out OUT5001LP Italy 2013 Sell This Version
CCD 79002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(CD, Album, RE) Candid CCD 79002 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
CCD 9002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(CD, Album, RE) Candid CCD 9002 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
GJS 9002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album) Candid, Base Record GJS 9002 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CJM 8002 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, Mono) Candid CJM 8002 US Unknown Sell This Version

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music_emporium

music_emporium

December 7, 2016
referencing We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, LP, Album, Mono, CJM 8002
Max Roach's 1960 masterwork, We Insist!, is a suite based on the Civil Rights Movement, and involves variations on the theme of the struggle for African Americans to achieve equality in the United States, a struggle that is still all too relevant still. Roach began composing with lyricst Oscar Brown Jr. in 1959, with the initial intention of having the suite performed in 1963, on the 100th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Featuring the wonderful Abbey Lincoln on vocals, as well as Booker Little, Julian Priester, Coleman Hawkins, Olatunji, and more, We Insist! is a truly stunning album, one that knows no equal from that time or since.
lixenixen

lixenixen

February 19, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, LP, Album, Mono, CJM 8002
I have to respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer: the sound on Candid's CD reissue is pretty bad, you can hear the cracks and pops, and sometimes there's also the sort of irritating distortion you get with vinyl rips. Even though this album was originally released by Candid, it seems that at some point they've lost their original master tapes, so they were forced to release it on CD as a vinyl rip. And every other subsequent CD reissue released in UK/USA/Europe appears to be based on that original 1990 vinyl rip by Candid, so they all have the same sound problems. The only CD version I've come across that isn't a vinyl rip is the Japanese reissue by Victor; the liner notes to that Japanese CD say that it was remastered from Max Roach's personal master tapes. Since it isn't a vinyl rip, the Victor CD sounds *much* better than the other reissues. So it seems that Candid lost the original master tapes, and while Max Roach still had his personal masters, for some reason Candid didn't or couldn't use those for their reissue, so they had to do a vinyl rip, and only Victor's Japanese reissue is made from the actual master tapes. If you want to hear this seminal album on CD with proper sound, I wouldn't recommend buying any other reissue except the one by Victor. Seems like it hasn't been added to the database yet, I'll try to do that when I have the time.
labosh

labosh

March 16, 2013
referencing We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, CD, Album, RE, CCD 79002
The music on this CD has been transferred from vinyl, but sounds great.