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There's No Place Like America Today
Curtis Mayfield
There's No Place Like America Today
Genres: R&B, Rock
 
Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from the Soul/R&B great. One of the most influential performers, writers and producers of the last half of the 20th Century, Curtis Mayfield managed to combine some of the gr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Curtis Mayfield
Title: There's No Place Like America Today
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
Release Date: 8/30/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: R&B, Rock
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 803415124428

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from the Soul/R&B great. One of the most influential performers, writers and producers of the last half of the 20th Century, Curtis Mayfield managed to combine some of the greatest Soul ever recorded with thought-provoking lyrics tackling the key social political issues of the day. There's No Place Like America Today remains as testament to his genius. The album's one big song, 'So in Love', which made #67 on the Pop charts but was a Top Ten Soul hit, is only the prettiest of a string of exquisite tracks on the album, which is in the same league with his other work of the period and represents him near his prime as a composer. Snapper. 2005.

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Amongst the best of Curtis's brilliant career, haunting, moo
book reviewer of portland | portland oregon usa | 02/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An album that always gets admiration when played.
This album sort of works as a song cycle. There is a unifying beauty to the arrangements and flow from one song to the next.
On one road trip this was the only cassette that we had to play, and we played it repeatedly never getting tired.

Granted, I worship Curtis Mayfield. He is one of the greatest lyricists of any musical style. His music is consistently mind-blowing.

That said, "No Place..." actually outshines much of his other work because of its unifying simple, stripped down, almost hauntingly beautiful feel. This is a great example of how to use horns.

If you like soul music, songwriters, or mellow music, you will not be sorry if you locate this. It excels in each of those areas. Also the cover art is amazing.

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Love Curtis Mayfield
P. Gullette | Pine Bluff, Ar USA | 09/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had been looking everywhere for this CD...My son told me to check with Amazon.com (he said they have everything)...Sure enough I got the CD and love it...Curtis was ahead of his time as reflected in his music. The message in this album reflects the hard times in our lives today. We will always remember Curtis and his tremendous contribution to music."
One of the best
Ronnie L. Thomas | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is about the world today. There's no place like America Today is true. There is no place like America. All the songs on this album touch the soul of Curtis Mayfield. I recommend this album to anyone."