James Brown ‎– Reality

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Polydor ‎– PD 6039, Polydor ‎– 2391 164
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A1 Reality
Written-By – F.Wesley*, G. Wesley*, J. Brown*
4:14
A2 Funky President (People It's Bad)
Written-By – J. Brown*
4:01
A3 Further Up The Road
Written-By – B. Mack*
3:47
A4 Check Your Body
Written-By – F. Wesley*, J. Brown*
4:04
A5 Don't Fence Me In
Written-By – C. Porter*
3:26
B1 All For One
Written-By – F. Wesley*, J. Brown*
6:09
B2 I'm Broken Hearted
Written-By – J. Brown*
4:09
B3 The Twist
Written-By – H. Ballard*
3:53
B4 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
Written-By – A. Newley*, L. Bricusse*
4:02

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Recorded & mixed at Sound Ideas "Studio A" N.Y.C.
Additional recording at A & R Studios, N.Y.C.

James Brown - Minister Of New New Super Heavy Funk [labels]

© 1974 Polydor Incorporated
℗ 1974 Polydor Incorporated

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  • Matrix / Runout (side A runout etched): PD6039-A-S F/W NYC SJR 22 POLYDOR
  • Matrix / Runout (side B runout etched): PD6039-B-S F/W NYC SJR POLYDOR

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PD 6039, 2391 164 James Brown Reality(LP, Album, Mon) Polydor, Polydor PD 6039, 2391 164 US 1974 Sell This Version
PD 6039 James Brown Reality(LP, Album, RE) Polydor PD 6039 US Unknown Sell This Version
PD 6039, 2391 164 James Brown Reality(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor PD 6039, 2391 164 US Unknown Sell This Version
EL-020 James Brown Reality(LP, Album) Eny EL-020 Taiwan 1974 Sell This Version
30.166 James Brown Reality(LP, Album) Polydor 30.166 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version

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kwhitehead

kwhitehead

February 28, 2017
def. some mastering issues with this record, James sounds like he's done some helium. Too bad cuz parts fothis are funky as hell. Wonder if there's been a proper re-issue.
plaidzebra

plaidzebra

August 18, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

"Reality" finds JB mostly treading water with an uninspired batch of second rate tunes and occasionally embarrassing attempts at socially conscious/relevant lyrics (the bottom of the barrel is reached with "All For One," in which a chorus of voices insists "All for one! and! one for all!"). The exceptions are the title track, "Funky President," and his surprisingly potent, funky and straight-faced workout of Chubby Checker's "The Twist" (which concludes with a voice over reminding us to treat JB like the superstar he is). Sure, the lyrics of the good originals are ridiculous (Let's get together, buy some land/grown our food just like the man/save our money, like the mob..."), but for me, "Funky President" alone has enough killer funk to buoy the whole album to 3 stars.