Genre: R&B
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


James Brown The Payback 180g 2LP

James Brown

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180g Double LP Reissue of 1973 Landmark Funk Album!

Released in 1973, the double LP The Payback was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Hell Up In Harlem. The Payback is considered a high point in Brown's recording career and is now regarded by critics as a landmark funk album.

Its revenge-themed title track, a #1 R&B hit, is one of his most famous songs and an especially prolific source of samples for record producers. Musically the album is largely based around cyclic grooves and jamming, but it also features departures into a softer soul-based sound on tracks like "Doing the Best I Can."

"The Payback was one of James Brown's most ambitious albums of the 1970's, and also one of his best, with Brown and his band...relentlessly exploring the outer possibilities of the James Brown groove...quite simply, this is remarkable stuff." -Mark Deming,

• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP

1. The Payback
2. Doing the Best I Can
3. Take Some-Leave Some
4. Shoot Your Shot
5. Forever Suffering
6. Time is Running Out Fast
7. Stone to the Bone
8. Mind Power

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