Curtis Mayfield - Live! (Exclusive Burgundy / Fruit Punch Vinyl)
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Curtis Mayfield's first post-Impressions live album Curtis/Live! with this expanded vinyl edition. The 1971 album is a powerful demonstration of Mayfield's early accomplishments, and is regarded as one of the legendary live albums of all time.
Mayfield runs through a superb setlist of Impressions classics ("Gypsy Woman", "People Get Ready"), gems from his first solo LP ("We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue", "The Makings of You") and fierce originals that would make their recording debut here ("I Plan To Stay A Believer", "Stare And Stare," and "Stone Junkie").
Mayfield and his band's first set at a Bitter End date in January 1971 comprised the bulk of the music presented here. Mixed primarily with Eddie Kramer at Electric Lady Studios, the album features Henry Gibson playing percussion, Craig McMullen on rhythm guitar, Joseph "Lucky" Scott on bass, and Tyrone McCullen on drums.
Exclusive BURGUNDY / FRUIT PUNCH double vinyl produced by Curtom Records for Rhino's 2023 'Start Your Ear Off Right' campaign. Remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Gatefold sleeve.