Outlaw

Eugene McDaniels


First reissue in 50 years of the political, fiery, and impressive Atlantic Records debut of Eugene McDaniels. We have this on cloudy clear with black smoke vinyl.
08-01-2020

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Exclusive Features
color Cloudy Clear with Black Smoke Marble
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Real Gone
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
1970
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
300
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
standard
weight
Description

McDaniels—who died in 2011—had his greatest success as a songwriter, as Robert Flack took his “Feel Like Makin’ Love” to number one on Billboard, and his “Compared to What” became a much-covered civil rights anthem. In the early-'60s, before his songwriting success, he was another solid R&B singer clad in sweaters on his album covers and made to cover the normal teeny-bopper R&B of the day that would play well in the supper clubs that paid the best in those early days.

But after McDaniels got involved in the fight for civil rights, his music took an interesting stylistic left turn, particularly with 1970’s Outlaw, back on vinyl in the U.S. for the first time for 50 years, thanks to this release from Real Gone. You’d be hard pressed to find an R&B album, from any year, that is this overtly polemic, this fiery, and this damn good. Original copies sell for $50+, as McDaniels’ Atlantic deal fell apart after his 1971 album—the equally adventurous Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse—and he mostly pivoted to songwriting after.

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Outlaw
More Music, Less Stress
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