Pharoah Sanders – Pharoah
|Label:||Alternative Fox – FOX041|
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Harmonium – Bedria Sanders
|B1||Love Will Find A Way||14:30|
|B2||Memories Of Edith Johnson||5:45|
- Pressed By – GZ Media – 206001E
- Bass – Steve Neil
- Drums – Greg Bandy (tracks: B1, B2)
- Guitar – Munoz*
- Organ – Jiggs Chase* (tracks: B1, B2)
- Percussion – Lawrence Killian
- Tenor Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals, Composed By – Pharoah Sanders
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5060672883412
- Matrix / Runout (Side A [stamped]): 206001E1/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B [stamped]): 206001E2/A
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|Pharoah (LP, Album, Blue Cover)||India Navigation||IN 1027||US||1977|
|Pharoah (LP, Album, Brown Cover)||India Navigation||IN 1027||US||1977|
|Pharoah (LP, Album, Repress, Brown Cover)||India Navigation||IN 1027||US||1977|
|Pharoah (LP, Album)||Denon Jazz||YX-7573-AX||Japan||1978|
|Pharoah (LP, Album, Promo)||Denon Jazz||YX-7573-AX||Japan||1978|
ReviewsShow All 18 Reviews
- Bootleg, bootleg, bootleg from an Italian distributor called Goodfellas. Makes sense name wise.
- if interested in this one,
available instore, pm for order
- I'm genuinely struggling to understand why people are giving positive comments on this press. I have ordered 2 copies via Amazon and both copies sound just so bad, super-duper compressed, and really poor bass, like no bass to me. and so much surface noise, it's incredible! -Seriously even if you compare it to the one uploaded on Youtube, it sounds way richer and warmer, it's a joke really.
- FYI this is available for roughly 25 bucks from the evil empire Walmart and Amazon. My copy hasn't come in yet but I will listen and let you know my thoughts.
- The Alternative Fox pressing is available again - Stranger than Paradise have some x
- This Alternative Fox Reissue is likely a bootleg LP, but since OG copies are super rare to even turn up and are going for outlandish prices we are lucky to have an opportunity to hear this majestic music at all. My FOX041 LP copy plays dead quiet, pressed on center, not warped and sounds shockingly good. All the instruments are crisp, clear and loud with a full dimension of sound. A real surprise. I see copies on Ebay and Amazon but respect that Discogs won't sell it.
- Edited 3 months agoMy 1st Alternative Fox bootleg was BADLY WARPED... I bring it back, they exchange it from another copy they had in the back, I ask for them to open it there to see if it's WARPED, it is. Record clerk went through 3 COPIES, ALL WARPED to find the 4th that wasn't. Record sounds great though!
- The alternative fox bootleg is surprisingly great sounding. Well balanced, good soundstage and dynamics. Don't hesitate to pick it up if you find it at a decent price. You can find them for around 35
- I just came across this at a local independent store. Never going to pay $500 for an OP even if one comes up, and I have to say I don't care anymore as this sounds great. The final notes that Pharoah plays on "Harvest Time" when the band drops out... well, the hair on the back of your neck is in for a workout.
The flip side is just OK, but I don't think that's particular to this release. Very weird production/engineering choices made on "Love Will Find A Way," like miking the organ from 100 ft away, and in truth it's not a great tune to begin with. And "Memories" is like a slab of generic 67-73 Pharoah, which is fine of course but doesn't stand out.
No matter. Side A is one of the greatest sides in the history of 20th century music IMO. Worth the price of admission many times over.
- Sounds great to me. Essential record for your Pharoah collection. If you cant afford hundreds of $$$ for an original go for this one. I just grabbed one off ebay for a decent price
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