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Matthew Larkin CassellPieces

Label:Not On Label – 142930
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:AOR, Soft Rock


A3Ecotez Moi3:13
A5Beggin To Stay2:10
B2Another Day Gone3:09
B3One Night2:07
B4In My Life4:08

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Limited to 300 copies

Katherine & Clarence, Perry & Laurie, Cass & Margo, Bertus Semmeling, Annette Barthelemay, Mrs. "D", Carlson Circle, Annekke, N.B.L., Greg Felsch, Cynthia, Alan Yarkin, My Muses, Chris Banta, Chris Grey, Seafood & The Rooters, Crawford & Jim Solomon, Rose & Thistle, T. Scott & Truth, Paulo, Hugo, Bob, Karen, John, Jon, Dennis, Rob & Bob, Jeoffrey & Lesley, Tina & Tommy, Keystone Berkeley, Clint, Laura Nyro, Paul Nagel, W. Shakespeare, Wilsons, Ken Winkes, David & Brigitta, Katharine Ross, St. Tropez, Dean, Mike Rackstraw, Oscar Peterson, 3 East, Carson McCullers, Andi R., Darsey Vanderait, Ivar Arnar Bjarnason, Gas, Brad, Harvey, The gentleman who paid for my lunch on the train from Amser. to Paris in '73, Jackie Wilson, Louie Snook, Ross Buckley, Peggy Bridgeman, Fred Wilcox, Sue Goodman, Hope Baldwin, Molly, Cully, Alvis, Hoddinott & Mike, Coffe Cantata, The woman who loaned my 75 gilders so I could take that train in '73, Jennifer Dawson, Mrs. Clement, Beukers Beach, Soundtrack to "A Man & A Woman", June Miller, Robben Ford, Messners, Greg & Franck, Linda, Jackie, Liz, Bruce, Fly, Debs, Lee, Ultracore, Larry, Carlos, Felschs, Nancy, Chris, Alexis, Sheila, David, Martha, David, Mr. Fung, David, Micheal, Tom, Gene, Lisa, Judy, Clark, Yolande, D, Andy, Nita, Tommy, Miss Ross, Rick, Charlie, Scott, Rob, Jamie, Tim, Kim, J. Adam, Nancy, Doug, Karen, Kathy, Leo, Aggie, Dennise, Darlene, Joann, The Yellow Bordello, Neamiah, Bill, Todd, John, Mindy, Ted, Jim, Robrt, Bob, Rick, Arnie, those I've forgotten, and to every face that smiled at me.
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Other Versions (2)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Pieces (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, Paper Sleeve)P-Vine RecordsPCD-93102Japan2008
New Submission
Pieces (LP, Album, Reissue)Out-SiderOSR066Spain2018


Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. During the ‘70s-80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing a particular fusion of funk, R&B, soul-jazz and 70s pop, he self-financed and released his first album, "Pieces", in 1977.

Distributed only locally at the time, the album remained buried until it was discovered in the '00s by beat makers and crate diggers which led to some of the tracks being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib and M.F. Doom. Reputed labels like Stones Throw and P-Vine reissued Casell’s music at the same time that the original album was sought-after by funk collectors and reached outrageous prices.

Here’s a straight reissue in original artwork with master tape sound and including a lyrics insert.

Mellow & laid-back FUNK/SOULFUL/JAZZY SOFT-ROCK recommended if you like STEELY DAN, ROY AYERS, LAURA NYRO, YACHT ROCK, private press AOR...
kieren.towers's avatar
Please reissue this with top quality sound. I love this lp with a passion. I have the complete works but it would be a privilege to own the pieces lp on its own . The cover itself is worthy of a reincarnation. Has to be top sound quality though. Tired of poor sonic reissues that never get played due to disappointment.