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Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (180 Gram Vinyl)

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  • Vinyl (March 23, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4 Men With Beards
  • ASIN: B002WY66BO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Red Hot Momma (4:54)
2. Alice In My Fantasies (2:26)
3. I'll Stay (7:16)
4. Sexy Ways (3:05)
5. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (5:07)
6. Jimmy's Got A Little Bit Of Bitch In Him (2:30)
7. Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts (12:17)

Editorial Reviews

Originally released in 1974, Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On is the 6th album from George Clinton's pioneering, funk-rock outfit. After a brief hiatus, Standing On The Verge features the return of the blistering guitar work of Eddie Hazel, along with the consistently brilliant keyboards of future Talking Head Bernie Worrell. Another feather in the increasingly bizarre and brilliant cap of Mr. Clinton. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars CAUTION! Truncated versions of some tracks March 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Note that this reissue has shorter versions of at least two key tracks. Both "I'll Stay" and "Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts" are each cut short by about three minutes. It's a real bummer for the serious P-funk fan... While the sound on this reissue is cleaner, the EQ seems soft and lacks the strong 'punch' of the previous issue of this title. I am unsure if this is a result of too much high end, not enough bass, or what... While the artwork is an improvement, the bonus tracks do not offer anything that was not already available on Music For My Mother.

This is an awsome album - however I cannot recomend this version... Seek out the previous issue. On Amazon this older listing does not include 'remastered' in the title (however the sound is great).
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, One Major Screwup December 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Funkadelic is certainly an underrated band-And not only in the R&B world, but in the rock world as well. Regardless of the name of the band and the fact that you usually find them in the R&B or Soul section of the store, Funkadelic is actually a rock band, especially the early to mid-70s albums like this. You get some pretty rocking songs, guitar solos and even a tad of progressive rock. They easily earn a spot along side of any classic rock band from the 70s. Of course it's funky as well! Don't buy a Funkadelic album thinking it's gonna sound like the theme music to Shaft, but it's definitely got a groove to it. It's great to see these cds finally getting the remaster treatment coz some of the original cds sounded pretty bad. This particular album is excellent and a great intro to the band, unless of course you want the more dancey sound, then I'd suggest One Nation Under A Groove or Uncle Jam Wants You. I must give a warning to anyone who wants to ditch their original cd copy for the new remaster. Yes, it does sound better and there are a few bonus songs, but I was very disappointed when it got to track 3(I'll Stay) and the song ended halfway through! I remember this song being at least 3 minutes longer. This really bummed me out coz the whole song is good. Imagine listening to Time from The Dark Side Of The Moon and having it fade out halfway through. There is really no reason for this, it's totally unacceptable, and that is why I give this 4 stars and not 5. It is a 5 star album all the way for sure. Those not familar with the album won't be aware of anything, but fans will be like, "What the hell?". I mean, it's not like there isn't enough space on the cd, it's a 37 minute album to begin with. With minor edits(including the last song too actually) and two bonus tracks, it's now 38 minutes!! So you may not want to toss your old cd if you want to keep the entire song. Still a great album though.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TRACK EDITS???!!!! THATS SUPER STUPID!!! September 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Standing On The Verge is easily one of the P-Funk triumphs. Eddie Hazel is where he belongs, ripping up the guitar for Funkadelic. He was somewhat present for America Eats Its Young, and I think was in jail during the recording of Cosmic Slop, but he returned for this bit in full form... making it almost like the fourth installment to the acid trilogy; and possibly the most consistent of the lot. BUT WAIT A SECOND? What gives with the track edits on this remaster? I was listening to one of my favorite cuts, the soulful I'LL WAIT, when I noticed that the whole second half of the song is gone. Thats about three minutes of the crew singing "bup-bup-bup-bup, ba,ba,ba-bup, oh oh oh oh oh" ...The edit still sounds nice, but I really dig the bup bups... whats the story? A good three minutes have been chopped off of GOOD THOUGHTS BAD THOUGHTS also... however, it's not quite as noticable on that one, but still... is there a point for this?
The running time for the original press of this album is like 35 minutes, short even for vinyl, let alone for CD. Like most of the most recent Westbound remasters, this one contains pair of bonus cuts... one is the 45 version of the title track, which is useless since the album version is included (one of Funka'D's best... thankfully included in full) and a groovy instrumental that I dig... but even with those two bonus cuts added, the running time on this CD is still actually SHORTER!!! than the original vinyl release. Can somebody explain what the funk is going on here? Song for song this album is an absolute classic, even if RED HOT MAMMA was a lot harder when it was a Parliament recording a few years earlier... this updated version is still with plenty of its own merit... and the spoken words behind Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts constitute for owning this thing alone... but edits??? Nothing makes me angrier than track edits. Two of these stars are getting pee'd on, cuz I'm a little P'd off! ...Super stupid!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On August 27, 2008
By Morton
Format:Audio CD
Funkadelic-Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On *****

If one true statement about rock n' roll was ever made it was by the man who first said Eddie Hazel is the most underrated and overlooked guitarist in history. Much like on Maggot Brain, the groups finest album, Hazel dominates this album with a passion and attack unmatched by any other player in history. What would have been just an average Funkadelic album is transformed with the help of Hazels guitar playing into one of the strongest, most enjoyable, and downright funky albums in all of history.

Clinton's humour helps save the album from being to serious on songs like 'Red Hot Momma' 'Alice In My Fantasies' and 'Jimmys Got A Bit Of Bitch In Him.' 'Standing On The Verge...' the albums title track is one of the most outrageous and incredible tracks in the music. It's funky, and multi layered with different parts. Great musicianship all around, especially from Kidd Funkadelic himself Eddie Hazel. Bernie Worrell plays some of the best licks of his life. 'Ill Stay' is basically another Maggot Brain with Hazel playing the hell out of his axe, and Gary Shider and Worrell doing the same to their guitar and keys. 'Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts' is pure bliss.

Making sure you get the version of the album with the full length time of the tracks and not the edited versions may be hard but is way worth it. Both versions are great though. What is really amazing about this album other than Hazels amazing playing is the fact that even the cover art is amazing and among the bands best. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On is the total package.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this is my favorite funkadelic recording of all
This is a really diverse Funkadelic disk, this is my favorite funkadelic recording of all. I have many Funkadelic records but Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On is by far the... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Joseph Pracht
5.0 out of 5 stars Replaced a lost vinyl album
This is a must have for Funkadelic fans. Among their best - a classic. Be sure to get it NOW.
Published 5 months ago by Julio
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Funk albums period
This is one of my favortie albums ever!! Even tracks like Jimmys got a little, and alice in my fantasies are great classics! One of my favorite p funk albums ever. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Santa Floss
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I wasn't allowed to listen to most P-Funk growing up, so I'm catching up now. Wild about this disc--especially "Jimmy" and "Good Thoughts"!
Published 21 months ago by I. Fairfax
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
this is my favorite funkadelic cd. i lost it, so i needed to buy it agian. the amazon mp3 thing works well too, so i don't have many cd cases lying around.
Published 22 months ago by soundwaveclick
3.0 out of 5 stars Funkadelic on the verge
this was the last cd that funkadelic put out right before they modified their sound, in the early 70s they were pumping out albums very quickly sometimes 2-3 a year they had a... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Garret White
4.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent, but several essential songs
As Funkadelic albums go, "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On" is somewhat of a mixed bag. Of Funkadelic's other albums, this one is most similar to "Let's Take It To The... Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by Aaron
4.0 out of 5 stars There are no "shortened" songs on this!
Please disregard all the so-called "reviews" from people who didn't even listen to the album. The back cover of the CD has two of the running times listed incorrectly, Amazon... Read more
Published on June 25, 2012 by William Scalzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie Hazel In Top Form! Possibly Funkadelic's Best Album!
Simply put, this is the pinnacle of Funkadelics *Funk/Rock* based albums. In my book, it's their best album period. Read more
Published on July 26, 2010 by Shining Star
5.0 out of 5 stars People! Whatcha Doin'?!
After the more R&B flavored 'Cosmic Slop', Funkadelic came back hard with 'Standing On The Verge...'. Read more
Published on November 28, 2009 by J-Funk
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