Black Velvet (Limited Box Set)
Format: LP, Vinyl
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Charles Bradley’s final, posthumous album ‘Black Velvet’ is a fitting tribute to one of the most distinctive voices in Soul and is a carefully curated collection of tracks recorded across the whole of his career. The unmistakable, cavernous production matches the sandpaper-edged vocals that Charles possessed and gave Bradley his own unique sound. Uptempo numbers like ‘Can’t Fight The Feeling’ and ‘Luv Jones’ are vintage Bradley, the crushing ballad ‘I Feel A Change’ is delivered with a passion that few can muster while the skipping tempo of ‘Fly Little Girl’ has a bittersweet feel. His beat ballad ‘Victim Of Love’ is included in an otherwise unheard form while the cover of Neil Young’s ‘Heart Of Gold’ is perfect for Charles’ and the band’s particular vision. The limited edition box set includes a whole raft of extras (see below).
Limited Edition Deluxe LP Box Set – Black velvet wrapped box set that includes: 180 Gram vinyl version of the standard LP, a bonus 12″ 45rpm EP with stripped down mixes of 4 Charles Bradley classics, an exclusive slip-mat, 2 printed heavy-duty inner sleeves sporting a surreal painting of Charles and the interview in which he explains the origin of the painting, a 12″x12″ photo-book with extensive liner notes from Producer Tommy ‘TNT’, an exact replica of Charles’ original business card, and last but certainly not least…a seeded DL Card (once you’ve retrieved your DL, you can plant the card and wildflowers will grow in memory of Charles).