Isaac Hayes ‎– Shaft

Enterprise ‎– ENS-2-5002, Enterprise ‎– ENS 2-5002
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


A1 Theme From Shaft (Vocal) 4:37
A2 Bumpy's Lament 1:49
A3 Walk From Regio's 2:22
A4 Ellie's Love Theme 3:16
A5 Shaft's Cab Ride 1:07
B1 Cafe Regio's 6:09
B2 Early Sunday Morning 3:47
B3 Be Yourself 4:27
B4 A Friend's Place 3:21
C1 Soulsville (Vocal) 3:47
C2 No Name Bar 6:09
C3 Bumpy's Blues 4:01
C4 Shaft Strikes Again 3:04
D1 Do Your Thing (Vocal) 19:38
D2 The End Theme 1:56



First pressing with Enterprise blue square logo label. Label variation of this release Shaft

Music from the film courtesy of MGM Record Corporation.
Enterprise Records, A Division of Stax Records, Inc.

Tracks A1 to A5 are labelled as Album I Side 1
Tracks B1 to B4 are labelled as Album II Side 1
Tracks C1 to C4 are labelled as Album II Side 2
Tracks D1 & D2 are labelled as Album I Side 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENS-2-5002, ENS 2-5002 Isaac Hayes Shaft(2xLP, Album, Gat) Enterprise, Enterprise ENS-2-5002, ENS 2-5002 US 1971 Sell This Version
STX-88002 Isaac Hayes Shaft(2xLP, Album) Stax, Fantasy Records STX-88002 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
STX 88002 Isaac Hayes Shaft(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Stax, Fantasy, Inc. STX 88002 US 1978 Sell This Version
2325 065 Isaac Hayes Shaft(LP, Album) Stax 2325 065 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
SXSA-88002-6 Isaac Hayes Shaft(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM) Stax SXSA-88002-6 US 2004 Sell This Version

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May 17, 2016
Regarding the vinyl versions of this, avoid the US 1st pressing. From what I have been read, it was mastered way too hot and in your face. The UK and West German 1st pressings get the most raves in terms of the original vinyl. The 2014 Stax/Concord reissue 2LP sounds great as well. That one really surprised me. I posted a separate review for that version. I also picked up the Stax/Fantasy reissue LP of "Hot Buttered Soul" (the one that sells for like $20). Great sound on that as well, especially considering the price ("Walk On By" sounds wide, airy, open, and engaging... Really draws you in... Great lead and backing vocals). I plan to get the Stax "Black Moses" reissue as well, and hopefully it's as nice as the "Shaft" set. I played both of them on an idler-driven Dual 1019 from the late '60's, and they responded nicely to it. Should do well on tube AND solid state gear. You won't find much real info about these reissues online, aside from the general stuff. No big write-up about how they were mastered or how heavy the vinyl is, but don't sweat it. Mine sound great and play quiet (The "Shaft" reissue seems like a legitimate 180g HQ release, with a nice, high-quality gatefold cover, faithful to the original in terms of its feel... The "Hot Buttered Soul" reissue has a single, non-gatefold-type cover that is more in line with its price, and the vinyl seems to have a slightly-lighter weight/feel to it, but it was well-centered and quiet. No complaints on the sound.


January 13, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
It makes no sense for an album to be this great, and if it was against the law, then Ike would have served a life sentence!! Just like Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly", "Shaft" was the bomb!!PERIOD!!! It wasns't like Ike's other albums because it was a soundtrack, but it still had that one very, very, very, very, very, very, very long song in "Do Your Thing." Coming in just under 20 minutes it is an ultimate funk workout(perfect for the road). One day I drove my kids insane playing this record. Another classic from the man in chains!!!!!!!


May 26, 2014
One of the best, if not the best soundtrack albums ever!!
The man was a genius.


April 30, 2014
You must Keep in mind this is a Movie Sountrack ...