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This review is from: Inspiration Information (Audio CD)
I am so lucky that I found this record. About six years ago this record was remastered and re-released. At that time I read a couple of favourable magazine reviews, came across the CD quite by chance in my local independant record store, (remember those?) and on a whim purchased it. I don't usually buy things without having a listen but I am so glad that on this occasion I did.
Shuggie was a true genius, a visionary who locked himself in the studio for months, reluctant to meet with record company executives who would visit from time to time to see how their money was being spent, sending out for horn and string sections to play his lush arrangements when required, and gradually piecing together almost single-handedly this beautiful record.
I won't go into individual discriptions of tracks because that's boring, and let's be honest; how can you have great music described to you? You have to hear it for yourself. Buy this album. You NEED it, you just don't know it yet.