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Curtis Mayfield
Superfly [2-CD]

Superfly [2-CD]

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SNAD 507 CD

'After 30 years, Superfly and its creator’s humanity tower above almost everything else ever recorded in the name of soul' Q MAGAZINE

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The death of Curtis Mayfield in 1999 robbed the world of popular music of one of its finest performers, writers and producers. By the time he made his solo debut in 1970, he'd already achieved much more than many artists do in a lifetime career. He'd already enjoyed a string of hits as lead singer of The Impressions, for whom he was the principal songwriter, had produced successful recordings for other artists and was owner of his own record label and several publishing companies.

The solo albums he recorded between 1970 up until the time of his tragic accident in 1990 and which were released on his own label, Curtom Records, remain as testament to his genius. Curtis’ songs on these albums deal in the main with two themes, those of love and political consciousness. His influence on American black music and culture has been immense and his thought-provoking lyrics and musical style are unique in their field.

The film soundtrack to the ‘blaxploitation’ movie classic Superfly stayed in the U.S. album charts for almost a year, topping it for four weeks in 1972 and giving Curtis a gold disc. Two singles taken from the album, the title song and the million-selling 'Freddie’s Dead' both went top 10. These two songs, along with the stark and sinister 'Pusherman' worked brilliantly in the context of the film, delivering a potent anti-drugs message.

The film’s original soundtrack music appears on disc one of this special 2-CD edition. Disc two contains demos, alternate versions, a track which did not appear on the original album, plus two anti-drugs radio spots from Curtis himself.  The set includes concise sleevenotes from one of New York’s leading music writers, Greg Tate.

Disc One Original Soundtrack

  1. Little Child Runnin’ Wild
  2. Pusherman
  3. Freddie’s Dead
  4. Junkie Chase [Instrumental]
  5. Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
  6. Eddie You Should Know Better
  7. No Thing On Me (Cocaine On Me)
  8. Think [Instrumental]
  9. Superfly

Disc Two Additional tracks & alternative versions

  1. Ghetto Child [Demo]
  2. Pusherman [Alt. Mix]
  3. Freddie’s Dead [Instrumental Version]
  4. Junkie Chase [Instrumental Full-Length Version]
  5. Militant March [from the film score]
  6. Eddie You Should Know Better [Instrumental Version]
  7. No Thing On Me(Cocaine Song) (Instrumental Version]
  8. Superfly ([Single Mix]
  9. Freddie’s Dead [Single Mix]
  10. Radio Spot #1
  11. The Underground [Demo]
  12. Check Out Your Mind [Instrumental Studio Jam]
  13. Radio Spot #2

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Superfly [2-CD]

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