Wilson Pickett The Best Of Wilson Pickett 180g LP (Mono)
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray From Original Mono Atlantic Records Tapes at Friday Music Studios in Huntington Beach, CA!
The great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic
soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock &
pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost
two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.
In 1967, Wilson “The Wicked” Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits
collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of
Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by
Booker T. and The M.G.’s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts
for over a year, truly illustrates in sound and funk how important his force was
and still is over four decades since!
The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much
wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of
his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon
Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder, Bryan Ferry, just to
name a few...
Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In
The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000
Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This
top ten charting 1967 l.p. hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
that is until now! Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time
ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson
Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday
Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in
the high fidelity audiophile domain. We have also included the original artwork
elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry
Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent Best Of
Solomon Burke (FRMLP8109) audiophile vinyl release, we feel this too will be a
welcomed release to our all of the soul, funk and rock vinyl collectors... Soul
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Mono Atlantic Records Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Kevin Gray
• First time on vinyl since 1967
• Original artwork elements by Haig Adishian
• Original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd
1. In the Midnight Hour
2. I Found a Love
4. If You Need Me
5. Mustang Sally
6. Don't Fight It
7. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
8. It's Too Late
9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
10. Funky Broadway
11. Soul Dance Number Three
12. Land of 1000 Dances