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Funkadelic's ultimate early classic (from 1971) remastered from the original masters for the first time in 15 years. Maggot Brain is rated by, amongst others, Mojo Magazine as an all-time classic. Their critics voted it the fourth greatest guitar album ever, beaten only by Jimi Hendrix and the Who. Guitarist Eddie Hazel's playing on the title track is nothing short of stunning. This 2005 reissue includes the original seven track album plus a bonus alternate mix from 1971 of Maggot Brain, the album's title track. It also includes Whole Lot Of BS, the non album B-side of the album's third single, Hit It And Quit It, and the 45 I Miss My Baby recorded by US Music with Funkadelic, a copy of which recently sold among collectors for $150. The booklet includes in-depth sleeve notes by funk expert Dean Rudland, with details of the history of the band and this recording. The package also includes a full color reproduction of the original artwork, contemporary memorabilia and copies of advertisements.
- Product Dimensions : 4.92 x 5.59 x 0.47 inches; 3.25 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Westbound Records Us
- Original Release Date : 2005
- Date First Available : July 27, 2006
- Label : Westbound Records Us
- ASIN : B000AXWV40
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,012 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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An impressive package. The original artwork reprinted with a gorgeous cream-marble colored vinyl.
And it sounds great. I've had bad luck with other colored vinyls in the past, and I used to think that they were all inherently more noisy than their normal black counterparts. This one plays nice and clean all the way through.
Looking for Maggot Brain on vinyl and don't want to pay a ton? This is a great one to choose.
Eddie's fabulous guitar work is drowned in phasing that was not even originally part of the production. What the hell did 3 Men think they were doing? I noticed a lot of crunchiness and pops, which other reviewers also noticed which made it sound like this pressing was taken from a vinyl mother, but I couldn't get past the horrible remastering that basically drowned out the guitar work. Just compare it with a streamed version. This album production was butchered. Disgusting!
I'm writing this after just listening to this LP; I will be returning it promptly. Amazon, I implore you, take this product off your catalog. It is a ripoff! Find a version that serves justice to this masterpiece. Folks, do not buy this!
If you are thinking of buying your first Funkadelic album, do yourself a favor and buy this!
It can't be Funkadelic because they are anything but, this is just a terrible rendering of their sound. If you are going to dump weak originals to vinyl you get the worst of both world, flat quiet tinny lossy in a media that degrades over time. There is no groove and no funk, when 4 Men w/Beards drop the wax. You may want the funk, but they ain't got the funk. I wish I had known before I ordered.
On the one hand, it's great to have classic funk albums on vinyl, but when they don't sound funky because the transfer to vinyl is cold, tinny, bass-less and sad it just makes me mad. Steer clear, buy a used copy, hisses, crackles and all, it will sound a hell of a lot better than these weak pressings. They should be ashamed of themselves for turning pure unadulterated funk into a little puddle of nothing.
I could’ve swore it said it was to be colored vinyl? Mine was Not; standard Black
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To my surprise this version sounds amazing but still not as good as an original pressing but one of the better options you can get for this price point. The album itself is an amazing mix of funk and rock.
The standout track Maggot Brain lets you really feel this with unbelivable guitar work by Eddie Hazel.
Overall one of my must buy albums for any vinyl collectors.
Record – No evidence of warping however crackles heard throughout the record that didn’t improve much with attempts to clean
Music – Classic album that most people buying will already have heard. Title track clearly the greatest draw.
Overall – don’t buy as this is a poor quality production of a great LP
The reproduction artwork is a bit ‘copy of a copy’-Ian and has lost some definition but it’s a great album and every home should have one