Record Store Day 2012 exclusive from Light In The Attic! This release was flying of the shelves of the NY store on RSD, and one look at the package and it's easy to see why. From the label: "Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968-1974 is Light In The Attics Record Store Day 2012 love letter to some of the lesser-known Stax Records artists, collected and presented in a knock-out 7 vinyl box set. Containing 10 faithfully reproduced 45-rpm singles from Mable John, Bernie Hayes, Lee Sain, Melvin Van Peebles, Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers, and John Gary Williams, in addition to label stalwarts Johnnie Taylor, Mad Lads, Emotions, and Rufus Thomas, prepare to move, groove, and be enthused. Never To Be Forgotten comes housed in a beautiful flip-top container case replete with an extensive 84-page bounded booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls. Plus, a free Download Card for those turntable-less moments." Limited stock, act fast. Recommended.
music label: Light In The Attic 2012
reviewed by Extravagant Traveler