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VOL № C069 — February 2023

Talking To The People

Black Nasty
Why you'll love it...

“There’s always a risk you run, when championing a record like Talking to the People, of overstating your case. There’s generally an easy-to-grapple-with reason why something that the vast majority of the listening public hasn’t listened to hasn’t been heard. Poor distribution, something slightly missing in the singles, critical misunderstanding, bad timing; all those things have coalesced to make many deserving records lose out on their just desserts. 

But pressing play on Talking to the People really does feel like something revelatory, something transcendent. It’s like if the Bar-Kays of the early ’70s had a woman on the mic, or if Funkadelic leaned more into rock, or if Sly Stone had half the budget. It’s an album that feels contemporary — it almost pre...

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Original Release Year
Release Type
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Mastering Studio
Sterling Sound
Mastering Engineer
Ryan Smith
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut From the Original Master Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
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