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Sonny Sharrock

The first U.S. pressing of what has been considered one of the best free-jazz albums of all time. We have this on red vinyl.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Red
foil stamped Yes
jacket style Tip-On
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
numbered Yes
remastering details Lacquers Cut by Ryan Smith

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Single
label UMe
pressing location QRP
release type Reissue

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Due to COVID-19 and its impact on manufacturing, we are experiencing pre-order delays more frequently. We’ll keep the estimated ship months as up to date as possible, but please be advised.

If you have multiple products in your order, you can choose the ‘Direct Ship’ option to receive products as they become available in multiple shipments. Otherwise, they will be grouped in a single shipment (or your next ROTM shipment for members) after all products are received at our warehouse.

Since pre-order albums are not available to ship until the manufacturing completes, the actual ship date can shift. If there is a delay, we will always contact you.


Trying to write this description is like trying to explain particle physics to the corpse of a chimpanzee. How do you explain what is happening here? It's one of the best free jazz albums of all time, and that's as complete a description as a single tree in a forest. This record will uncork your cerebellum, and blow your ears through your liver. Get this, if you dare.

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