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Weldon Irvine: Weldon Irvine: The RCA Years (Cosmic Vortex + Sinbad + Spirit Man)

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WELDON IRVINE'S RCA OUTPUT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN ONE AFFORDABLE PACKAGE!

Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine):
By 1974, 31 year-old Weldon Irvine was ready for the next phase of his career. Having spent years working variously as a pianist, band leader, composer, arranger and road manager with the likes of Joe Henderson and Nina Simone, his breakout moment as a solo artist finally came in 1974, when he signed with RCA Records. Finally backed with a budget that could match his ambitions, Irvine's first release was Cosmic Vortex, a sprawling, monumental work that embodied a musician at the height of his powers. The result is an album that molds his jazz instincts for free-form improvisation to fit a deep funk aesthetic, but also matched with strong, spiritual lyrics. He went on to release two more albums with RCA that continued to build on themes established here.

Get On Down is proud to present the remastered version of Cosmic Vortex, featuring a dazzling new digital audio transfer from the original analog tapes.

Sinbad:
In 1976, jazz keyboardist Weldon Irvine was in a transitional phase of his career. Having spent years as Nina Simone's band leader, he had developed into a full-formed, mature musician by the early 70s, creating a sound that combined modern jazz, soul, funk and blues with an underlying social and spiritual consciousness. Sinbad, his last ever album for a major label, marked the high point of that period. Mixing original songs with covers by Marvin Gaye ("What's Goin' On") and Stevie Wonder ("Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing"), Irvine led an exemplary group of players-guitarist Eric Bale, saxophonist Michael Brecker and a breakout performance by pianist Don Blackman, who also supplied vocals-on an ambitious, intricate musical journey that's both technically brilliant and emotionally striking. Afterwards, Irvine found further success in writing musical stage productions, leaving Sinbad as one of his final-and greatest-recordings.

Get On Down is proud to present Weldon Irvine's masterpiece Sinbad as it was intended to be experienced, with a beautiful new digital transfer from the original analog tapes.

Spirit Man:
Marking this the third reissue from the late Weldon Irvine's critically revered catalog following "Sinbad" and "Cosmic Vortex", Get On Down proudly presents "Spirit Man", Weldon's fifth full length studio album and arguably his most complete.

Spirit Man features a balanced fusion of deep and funky jazz grooves interlaced with heavy keyboard work and shifting electronic elements. Weldon's intense instrumental arrangements transport the audience to an extraterrestrial landscape of infectious rhythm and mold smashing soundscapes.

Because the album contains very little vocals, the instrumental offerings take center stage on this release. Backed by the likes of Charles Sullivan, Blood Hollins, and Sonny Fortune, Spirit Man has birthed it's fair share of hip hop history. Diggers and sample fiends may recall the song "We Gettin' Down" was famously sampled by A Tribe Called Quest on their classic 1993 single "Award Tour".

Get On Down is proud to present Weldon Irvine's classic Spirit Man as it was intended to be experienced, with a beautiful new digital transfer from the original analog tapes and packaged in a full color digipak case.

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Disc 1: Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)
 
1. Love Your Brother
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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2. Walk That Walk; Talk That Talk
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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3. Love Jones
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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4. I'll Name It Tomorrow
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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5. Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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6. Quiet (In Memory Of Duke Ellington)
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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7. Let Yourself Be Free
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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8. Love Your Brother (Sanctified Version)
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1974
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Disc 2: Sinbad
 
1. Sinbad
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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2. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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3. What's Goin' On?
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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4. I Love You
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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5. Do Something For Yourself
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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6. Music Is The Key
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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7. Here's Where I Came In
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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8. Gospel Feeling
Producers: Mike Lipskin; Weldon Irvine
Year: 1976
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Disc 3: Spirit Man
 
1. We Gettin' Down
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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2. Softly
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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3. Pogo Stick
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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4. Blast Off
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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5. Jungle Juice
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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6. Yasmin
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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7. The Power and the Glory
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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8. Softly
Producers: Weldon Irvine
Year: 1975
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