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Curtis Mayfield & Impressions
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
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  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2



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All Artists: Curtis Mayfield & Impressions
Title: Anthology
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 12/8/1992
Release Date: 12/8/1992
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
Styles: Funk, Soul, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 008811066420, 008811066444


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(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like all his soul mates of the sixties,CURTIS MAYFIELD started with his IMPRESSIONS a gentle and delicate sound,well suited to his low voice.By the end of the sixties,CURTIS turned socially conscencious and his writing deepened enough to become more than simple entertainment.CURTIS reached his peak with CURTIS and the soundtrack for the movie SUPERFLY.Still, those early IMPRESSIONS songs like GYPSY WOMAN,MINSTREL AND QUEEN,IT'S ALL RIGHT and PEOPLE GET READY retain their particular charm.This good anthology covers both his music with THE IMPRESSIONS and his solo career.CURTIS's voice is not like any other of the time,his sweet tone is like velvet."
An Indispensable Testament to A Legendary Musician
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 01/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the Biblical imagery Curtis Mayfield was fond of writing in, he transitioned from Moses shouting "People get ready! There's a train a-comin'!" to Jeremiah warning, "If There's Hell Below, We're All Going to Go," to the Job-like figure patiently accepting long-overdue accolades even as the musical talent he was honored for and the basic motion skills we take for granted were removed from him. Finally, days before Christmas, God granted Curtis the gift of peace and rest he long believed in and sung about. This 2-disc set testifies to Mayfield's legacy as guitarist, lyricist (psalmist?), arranger, and vocalist. Here, with the Impressions and solo, you find him exulting ("It's All Right," "Amen") boasting ("Woman's Got Soul," "I'm So Proud") rousing ("Keep On Pushing," "We're A Winner") and defending ("You Must Believe Me," the absolutely devastating "I've Been Trying.") As a personal opinion, Mayfield's solo work had been too shrill, too strident despite its deep influence, but only the best of it is included here. This set is absolutely essential for anyone who wishes to understand the music of the 60s and 70s, and the times that inspired it."
It Does Not Get Much Better
simplypimp | NY, NY | 10/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Curtis Mayfield is one of the most impressive musical talents I have ever encountered. And while this set is not perfect it offers an adequate sampling of Mayfield's genius. Mayfield's genius goes far beyond his always inspired singing and beautiful musically orchestration. Thanks to Curtis, The Impressions are the soul of soul music and Mayfield's ability to expose himself and sing with such intense feeling and sincerity is heroic and inspiring. Just as evident as Mayfield's emotional heroism and extraordinary musical talent is his sensitivity and cutting intelligence. As for the songs themselves? They are the manifestation of these words. Curtis is as true as it gets."