Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
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Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

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Curtis Mayfield – vocals, guitar, producer

Phil Upchurch - guitar

Joseph Lucky Scott – bass

Master Henry Gibson – percussion

Tyrone McCullen – drums ("Pusherman")

Morris Jennings – drums (all tracks except "Pusherman")

Craig McMullen – guitar

Harry "Slip" Lepp – trombone

Johnny Pate – orchestrator, arranger

 

2 LPs, gatefold

Limited to 4,000 Numbered Copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Curtom

Recorded at RCA Studios, Chicago

Engineered by Roger Anfinsen

Produced by Curtis Mayfield

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich, Rob LoVerde

Originally released in 1972

Reissued in 2019

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Little Child Runnin' Wild
  2. Pusherman

Side B:

  1. Freddie's Dead
  2. Junkie Chase

Side C:

  1. Give Me Your Love
  2. Eddie You Should Know Better
  3. No Thing On Me

Side D:

  1. Think
  2. Superfly

 

Awards:

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 76

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 247

 

Reviews :

"The choice of Curtis Mayfield to score the blaxploitation film Super Fly was an inspired one. No other artist in popular music knew so well, and expressed through his music so naturally, the shades of gray inherent in contemporary inner-city life. His debut solo album, 1970's Curtis, had shown in vivid colors that the '60s optimist (author of the civil-rights anthems "Keep On Pushing" and "People Get Ready") had added a layer of subtlety to his material; appearing on the same LP as the positive and issue-oriented "Move On Up" was an apocalyptic piece of brimstone funk titled "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go." For Super Fly, Mayfield wisely avoids celebrating the wheeling-and-dealing themes present in the movie, or exploiting them, instead using each song to focus on a different aspect of what he saw as a plague on America's streets. He also steers away from explicit moralizing; through his songs, Mayfield simply tells it like it is (for the characters in the film as in real life), with any lessons learned the result of his vibrant storytelling and knack of getting inside the heads of the characters. "Freddie's Dead," one of the album's signature pieces, tells the story of one of the film's main casualties, a good-hearted yet weak-willed man caught up in the life of a pusher, and devastatingly portrays the indifference of those who witness or hear about it. "Pusherman" masterfully uses the metaphor of drug dealer as businessman, with the drug game, by extension, just another way to make a living in a tough situation, while the title track equates hustling with gambling ("The game he plays he plays for keeps/hustlin' times and ghetto streets/tryin' ta get over"). Ironically, the sound of Super Fly positively overwhelmed its lyrical finesse. A melange of deep, dark grooves, trademarked wah-wah guitar, and stinging brass, Super Fly ignited an entire genre of music, the blaxploitation soundtrack, and influenced everyone from soul singers to television-music composers for decades to come. It stands alongside Saturday Night Fever and Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols as one of the most vivid touchstones of '70s pop music." AllMusic Review by John Bush

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,57 / 5

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