A Message From the People

Ray Charles


A Message From the People is singer-songwriter and pianist Ray Charles' 1972 socially-conscious record, available on Opaque Turquoise vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Opaque Turquoise
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Tangerine
mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen
mastering studio Lurssen Mastering
pressing location Independent Record Pressing (IRP)
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1LP

format

1972

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


Originally released in 1972, A Message From the People remains one of Charles’ most celebrated albums, as well as the most socially-conscious work of his six decade career. The record directly confronts societal ills of poverty and injustice while offering a universal message of brotherhood and hope for peace; topics that are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago. The album includes such classic tracks as “There’ll Be No Peace On Earth Without All Men As One,” “Abraham, Martin and John,” the Gospel infused “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Heaven Help Us All.” The album also includes Ray’s recording of “Hey Mister,” which was played during a Congressional joint hearing in 1972 to speak on behalf of common citizens to a government that was widely seen as ignoring their needs.

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A Message From the People

Ray Charles

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