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Curtis MayfieldCurtis

Label:Curtom – 081227891978, Rhino Records (2) – 081227891978, Run Out Groove – ROGV-127
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk

Tracklist

A1(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go7:46
A2The Other Side Of Town4:00
A3The Makings Of You3:40
A4We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue6:10
B1Move On Up8:50
B2Miss Black America2:55
B3Wild And Free3:12
B4Give It Up3:45
C1Power To The People (Mono Demo)2:47
C2Underground (Mono Demo)3:11
C3Ghetto Child (Demo)5:10
C4Readings In Astrology (Demo)3:31
C5Suffer2:31
D1Miss Black America (Demo)2:22
D2The Makings Of You (Backing Track - Take 32)4:35
D3(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go (Backing Track - Takes 1 & 2)9:34
D4(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go (Mono Single Version)3:26
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Notes

50th Anniversary edition features a second LP of bonus tracks new to vinyl

Comes in a tip-on gatefold jacket and pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry

Includes a Curtis Mayfield turntable mat and an insert with new liner notes

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 081227891978
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): ROGV-127 SIDE A 32035 1A 081227891978 J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): ROGV-127 SIDE B 32035 1B 081227891978 J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): ROGV-127 SIDE C 32035 1C 081227891978 J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): ROGV-127 SIDE D 32035 1D 081227891978 J POWELL

Other Versions (5 of 92)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Curtis (LP, Album, Stereo, Monarch Pressing, Gatefold)Curtom, CurtomCRS 8005, CRS-8005US1970
Curtis (LP, Album, Gatefold)Buddah Records, Buddah Records2318 015, 2318015UK1970
Curtis (LP, Album)Buddah Records940.077France1970
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Curtis (LP, Album)Buddah Records2318 015Germany1970
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Curtis (LP, Album, Promo)CurtomCRS 8005US1970

Reviews

bassfanatic99's profile picture
bassfanatic99
One of the quietest records I’ve heard. Sound quality is phenomenal and the packaging is right there with it!
franksrecords's profile picture
franksrecords
Wow, amazing pressing, sounds really good, both records play very quiet and flat pressing. Packaging is A+
I have an original pressing and this one stands on it's own.

the-blackspiral's profile picture
the-blackspiral
Something is missing from the sound of this remastered album. All the instruments and vocals are being delivered on the pressing but sonically the soundstage is so 2D that all the soul seems drained from the sonic experience. I’m going to look for the original pressing to see if that sounds any better.
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getitshorty
on first listen I think disc 2 sounds a bit 'fresher' than the original album, seems a bit of congestion on the first disc, no sibilance and dead silent, just missing that 'something'....a solid effort for sure and packaging is well done. I'll give it a clean and see what happens...
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dagerman
Sound is solid. My discs were flat and quiet. Caveat is I have not heard other pressings of this, but it sounds pretty good and I don't have any complaints.
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jon.torrez.3
I have never heard an original pressing so I am basing my listening experience on this pressing's merits alone. This is a quality master housed in absurdly wonderful packaging. The discs are flat and quiet and you don't have to worry about sibilant vocals on this one (I have heard recent Curtom pressings that had such terrible sibilance). Once again, I do not have an original to compare this to and it is possible that an original blows this out of the water. But, if you're like me looking for a reasonably priced, well-executed reissue: this is what you want!
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getitshorty
debate on mastering aside..does anyone have one that can comment on sound?
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VinylandKicks86
yeah i would also like to see a actual response from the label about origin of the source material.album details from acoustic sounds says "Lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio from the original stereo master". https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/162361/Curtis_Mayfield-Curtis-180_Gram_Vinyl_Record
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evertonis111
Edited 5 months ago
Not sure why my comments and others on this release were deleted... but it has been confirmed that this is a digitally sourced reissue, despite the photos of master tape in the booklet.