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Curtis Mayfield
Superfly [Special Edition 2CD]

Superfly [Special Edition 2CD]

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'One of the most iconic movie soundtracks recorded. An essential and influential album, still relevant today, Curtis Mayfield's genius lives on for generations to come. ★★★★★' SHINDIG!

'The exquisitely arranged music lends swaggering glamour to coke-dealing antI-hero Youngblood Priest... the soundtrack - tough, compassionate, panoramic - feels like a movie in its own right. ★★★★★' Dorian Lynskey, Q Magazine

'15 bonus items include single edits, alt. mixes, instrumental versions and a Curtis interview from '96... genre-defining. ★★★★' MOJO

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A deluxe 2CD version of Curtis Mayfield's 1972 soundtrack masterpiece.

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.

Disc One
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
1. Ghetto Child [demo 1971]
2. Pusherman [alternate 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 On Me) [instrumental version]
8. Superfly [single edit]
9. Freddie’s Dead [single edit]
10. Radio Spot #1
11. The Underground [demo 1970]
12. Check Out Your Mind [instrumental studio jam]
13. Radio Spot #2
14. Eddie You Should Know Better ∙ The Natural Four
15. Curtis Mayfield interview on ‘Superfly’

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