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Curtis Mayfield
Superfly [Special Edition 2LP vinyl & bonus CD]

Superfly [Special Edition 2LP vinyl & bonus CD]

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

FOR CONTRACTUAL REASONS THIS RELEASE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN NORTH AMERICA.

A deluxe double LP version of Curtis Mayfield's 1972 soundtrack masterpiece complete with bonus CD of the original 1972 album.

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

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

The soundtrack to the ‘blaxploitation’ movie Superfly stayed in the U.S. album charts for almost a year, topping it for four weeks in 1972 and earning 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 deluxe 2LP reissue presents the original soundtrack album together with a bonus disc of demos, alternate versions, a track which did not appear on the original album, two anti-drugs radio spots, labelmates The Natural Four’s version of ‘Eddie You Should Know Better’ and an excerpt from a 1996 interview with Mayfield discussing the film's impact and legacy.  It also includes material recorded for but not included in the original motion picture soundtrack.

Side 1
1. Little Child Runnin' Wild
2. Pusherman
3. Freddie' Dead
4. Junkie Chase [instrumental]
5. Give Me Your Love (Love Song)

Side 2
1. Eddie You Should Know Better
2. No Thing On Me (Cocaine On Me)
3. Think [instrumental]
4. Superfly
Bonus tracks
5. Ghetto Child [demo 1971]
6. Militant March [from the film score]
7. Radio Spot #1

Side 3
1. Pusherman [alternate mix]
2. Freddie's Dead [instrumental version]
3. Junkie Chase [instrumental full-length version]
4. Eddie You Should Know Better [instrumental version]
5. Eddie You Should Know Better • The Natural Four

Side 4
1. Superfly [single edit]
2. No Thing On Me (Cocaine On Me) [instrumental version]
3. Freddie's Dead [single edit]
4. The Underground [demo 1970]
5. Check Out Your Mind [instrumental studio jam]
6. Radio Spot #2

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Superfly [Special Edition 2LP vinyl & bonus CD]

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