Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly (New Vinyl) (Special Edition)

$39.95

NEW DOUBLE LP

New sealed copy. Special Edition 2018 reissue includes the original soundtrack plus a bonus LP with 14 bonus tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. 

Super Fly is the third studio album by American soul musician Curtis Mayfield, released in July 1972 on Curtom Records. It was released as the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film of the same name. Widely considered a classic of 1970s soul and funk music, Super Fly was a nearly immediate hit. Its sales were bolstered by two million-selling singles, "Freddie's Dead" (number 2 R&B charts, number 4 Pop charts) and the title track (number 5 R&B, number 8 Pop). Super Fly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied.

Super Fly, along with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On (1971), was one of the pioneering soul concept albums, with its then-unique socially aware lyrics about poverty and drug abuse making the album stand out. The film and the soundtrack may be perceived as dissonant, since the film holds rather ambiguous views on drug dealers, whereas Curtis Mayfield's position is far more critical. Like What's Going On, the album was a surprise hit that record executives felt had little chance at significant sales. Due to its success, Mayfield was tapped for several film soundtracks over the course of the decade.

TRACKLIST:

Superfly Original Soundtrack
A1 Little Child Runnin' Wild 
A2 Pusherman 
A3 Freddie's Dead 
A4 Junkie Chase (Instrumental) 
A5 Give Me Your Love (Love Song) 
B1 Eddie You Should Know Better 
B2 No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) 
B3 Think (Instrumental) 
B4 Superfly 

Bonus Tracks (previously unrealeased on vinyl)
B5 Ghetto Child (Little Child Runnin' Wild Demo) 
B6 Militant March 
B7 Radio Spot #1 
C1 Pusherman (Alt. Mix With Horns) 
C2 Freddie's Dead (Instrumental) 
C3 Junkie Chase (Full Length Instrumental) 
C4 Eddie You Should Know Better (Instrumental) 
C5 The Natural Four - Eddie You Should Know Better 
D1 Superfly (Single Mix) 
D2 No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) (Instrumental) 
D3 Freddie's Dead (Single Mix) 
D4 The Underground (Demo) 
D5 Check Out Your Mind 
D6 Radio Spot #2