Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) - 180g LP

Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) - 180g LP

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Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure / RCA - RCA APL1-0703 -  180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff  at Air Mastering London

Limited Edition - Pressed  at Pallas Germany  

After two visionary LPs for his own tiny Nodlew label, Weldon Irvine signed to RCA for Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine), exploring the deeply spiritual and political terrain of his previous efforts on the kind of grand musical scale that major-label funding accommodates. This is a big, bold record by any measure, with a startlingly pronounced focus on lyrics and vocals. At the same time, however, the melodies spread out like tentacles, informed by the improvisational sensibilities of jazz and the deep-groove spirit of funk.

Side 1:
1. Love Your Brother
Backing Vocals – Ojuleb /Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Bongos – Bud Johnson, Jr./ Drums – Wesley 'Gator' Watson /Electric Piano – Weldon Irvine / Flute – Bill Barnwell / Guitar – Henry Grate, Jr. / Percussion – Napoleon Revels / Tenor Saxophone – Gene Jefferson / Trumpet – Jimmy Owens, Roy Roman / Vocals, Backing Vocals – Nalo 

2. Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk
Bass – Gordon Edwards / Congas – Bud Johnson, Jr. / Drums – Jim Young* / Electric Piano, Clavinet, Soprano Saxophone – Weldon Irvine / Flute – Bill Barnwell / Guitar – Cornell Dupree / Percussion – Napoleon Revels / Soloist, Trumpet [1st Solo] – Everett 'Blood' Hollins / Soloist, Trumpet [2nd Solo] – Jimmy Owens

3. Love Jones
Bass – George Murray / Clavinet, Organ, Vocals – Weldon Irvine
Congas – Bud Johnson, Jr. / Drums – Wesley 'Gator' Watson / Guitar – Henry Grate, Jr. / Percussion – Napoleon Revels / Vocals – Nalo, Ojuleba

4. I’ll Name It Tomorrow
Bass – Bob Cranshaw / Clavinet, Organ, Tambourine – Weldon Irvine / Drums – Wesley 'Gator' Watson / Guitar – Henry Grate, Jr.

Side 2:
1. Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)
Alto Flute – Bill Barnwell/ Bass – Bob Cranshaw / Drums – Lenny White / Electric Piano, Clavinet – Weldon Irvine
Guitar – Joe Caro / Trumpet – Everett 'Blood' Hollins

2. Quiet (In Memory Of Duke Ellington)
Bass – Bob Cranshaw / Flute, Flute [Alto] – Bill Barnwell / Piano, Electric Piano, Melodica, Triangle – Weldon Irvine

3. Let Yourself Be Free
Bass – Bob Cranshaw / Congas – Bud Johnson, Jr. / Cowbell – Howard Grate / Drums – Chipper Lyles / Electric Piano, Piano, Organ – Weldon Irvine / Flute – Bill Barnwell / Percussion – Napoleon Revels / Tenor Saxophone – Gene Jefferson / Trumpet – Everett 'Blood' Hollins, Jimmy Owens, Roy Roman

4. Love Your Brother (Sanctified Version)
Bass – Bob Cranshaw / Clavinet, Piano – Weldon Irvine / Drums – Wesley 'Gator' Watson / Trumpet, Vocals – Everett 'Blood' Hollins / Vocals – Nalo, Ojuleba

Recorded in RCA's Studio 'D', New York City, 1974

 Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) - 180g LP

We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

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We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

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