Early solo works from the "Gentle Genius" remastered! Curtis Mayfield's musical legacy, which started when he joined The Impressions in 1956, continues to be one of the most inspiring in modern music history, and the "potent combination of socially conscious lyrics and soul/funk" helped set the backdrop for later works like Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and Stevie Wonder's Innervisions. Curtis, originally released in 1970, leads the pack, with 1971's Roots, 1973's Back to the World, and 1974's Sweet Exorcist completing the set, which, of course, is named after a song on Mayfield's sophomore effort. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Curtis Mayfield's prolific solo career, this is a welcome release pressed on 180g vinyl.
- 4x 180g vinyl pressing
- includes Curtis, Roots, Back To The World + Sweet Exorcist
- newly remastered
- housed in hardcover outer box
- music label: Rhino 2019
reviewed by singing in japanese 03/19