Where Or When

Norman Feels


The sophomore album from rare and unknown soul artist Norman Feels, whose music has been sampled by many rap artists, is here on bone and brown swirl vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Bone And Brown Swirl
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Tidal Waves Music
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1974

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

300

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Little is known about Norman Feels, but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970's. He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica). Over the years, Norman’s songs have been sampled by renowned acts from the likes of Ghostface Killah, Nas and Kanye West.

The sound his songs emit reminds of the classic soul coming out of New Jersey at the time, but it just has that extra thing going for it, something alternative and exceptional. This made for an excellent match with the Just Sunshine label that released both of his albums. Just like his labelmate Betty Davis, Norman Feels was an artist that was hard to typecast and compare with his contemporaries/peers this makes Norman’s work very interesting and worth every soul/funk connoisseur’s time.

Following up on his classic 1973 self-titled debut, Norman Feels treated his fans with another exceptional album (Where Or When from 1974). The songs on this one are a tad less dark & heavy, which makes it a bit more accessible to the listener…but certainly not less worthy! Norman’s sophomore album also features two carefully selected cover songs: Where or When written by Rodgers and Hart and the magnificent Till You Come Back to Me which was written by Stevie Wonder and made famous by Aretha Franklin. Just like on his debut album all the compositions have been beautifully arranged by David Van De Pitte (who is world-famous for the arrangements heard on Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’) and topped off by Sal Scaltro’s slick production work.

 

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