Esther Phillips From a Whisper to a Scream 180g LP
Esther Phillips From a Whisper to a Scream 180g LP
Genre: R&B
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Esther Phillips From a Whisper to a Scream 180g LP

Esther Phillips

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SKU:
PPRLP05
UPC:
5060149622070
180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, "From A Whisper To A Scream" is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, "Whisper" offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of "Esther Phillips Sings" and "And I Love Him!," her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before.

She grabs onto "Home Is Where The Hatred Is," Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It’s meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive "From A Whisper To A Scream" (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering "Baby, I'm for Real" (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.

Features:
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Musicians:
Esther Phillips, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, conductor
Hank Crawford, alto saxophone
David Liebman, baritone saxophone, flute
Eric Gale, guitar
Gordon Edwards, bass
Airto Moreira, percussion
Bernard Purdie, drums

Selections:
Side One:

1. Home Is Where the Hatred Is
2. From A Whisper To A Scream
3. To Lay Down Beside You
4. That's All Right With Me
5. 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
Side Two:
1. Sweet Touch of Love
2. Baby, I'm For Real
3. Your Love Is So Doggone good
4. Scarred Knees

Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Description
180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, "From A Whisper To A Scream" is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, "Whisper" offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of "Esther Phillips Sings" and "And I Love Him!," her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before.

She grabs onto "Home Is Where The Hatred Is," Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It’s meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive "From A Whisper To A Scream" (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering "Baby, I'm for Real" (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.

Features:
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Musicians:
Esther Phillips, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, conductor
Hank Crawford, alto saxophone
David Liebman, baritone saxophone, flute
Eric Gale, guitar
Gordon Edwards, bass
Airto Moreira, percussion
Bernard Purdie, drums

Selections:
Side One:

1. Home Is Where the Hatred Is
2. From A Whisper To A Scream
3. To Lay Down Beside You
4. That's All Right With Me
5. 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
Side Two:
1. Sweet Touch of Love
2. Baby, I'm For Real
3. Your Love Is So Doggone good
4. Scarred Knees

Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Genre
R&B
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Esther Phillips
Title
From a Whisper to a Scream
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
11-04-2014
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
02-24-2015
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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