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Archie SheppThe Way Ahead

Label:Impulse! – A-9170, Impulse! – AS-9170, ABC Records – A-9170, ABC Records – AS-9170
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Free Jazz, Post Bop

Tracklist

A1Damn If I Know (The Stroller)
Written-ByWalter Davis, Jr.*
6:16
A2Frankenstein
Written-ByGrachan Moncur*
13:51
B1Fiesta
Written-ByArchie Shepp
9:55
B2Sophisticated Lady
Written-ByDuke Ellington
7:08
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Notes

Catalog number is A-9170 on sleeve (front, rear, spine, inside) and AS-9170 on labels.

Thick cardboard gatefold sleeve externally laminated.
With Impulse factory printed inner sleeve.

[On spine]: The Way Ahead Archie Shepp stereo A-9170 Impulse!

Made in U.S.A. - Printed in U.S.A.

Cover designed at Viceroy.

Recorded: January 29th, 1968

A1 - Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – Pamco Music, Inc. - BMI
A2 - Frankenstein – Gramon Music Pub. - BMI
B1 - Fiesta – Dawn Of Freedom Music, Ltd. - BMI
B2 - Sophisticated Lady – Miils Music, Inc. - ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AS-9170-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): AS-9170-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1, etched): AS-9170A LW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1, etched): AS-9170B LW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2, etched): AS - 9170A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2, etched): AS - 9170B LW
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Way Ahead (LP, Album, Stereo)Impulse!SIPL 516UK1969
New Submission
The Way Ahead (LP, Album, Mono)Impulse!MIPL-516UK1969
The Way Ahead (LP, Album, Stereo, Laminated)Impulse!, Impulse!, ABC RecordsA-9170, A. 9170France1969
New Submission
The Way Ahead (LP, Album)Impulse!, ABC RecordsA-9170Japan1969
New Submission
The Way Ahead (LP, Album, Reissue)Impulse!, ABC RecordsAS-9170US1973

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  • sugarmagnolia's avatar
    sugarmagnolia
    Last vinyl version in 1977 !!! Please reissue this fantastic record !
    • SevenStarString's avatar
      Man this record is a powerhouse of different emotions. Archie Shepps playing is free yet succinctly stated. The whole album is jaw dropping with an intense bluesy melancholy vibe in my opinion. If you're into free jazz that's listenable this is highly recommended.
      • Recs-and-Tapes-Innit's avatar
        Superb album. An understated free jazz album which finds the right balance between melody, abstract interplay and space

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