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Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule (Nodlew / Pure Pleasure) LP

Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule (Nodlew / Pure Pleasure) LP

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Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

The sublime Time Capsule remains Weldon Irvine's most fully realized and influential recording. A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and composer, Irvine had a musical vision that was unerringly soulful, spiritual, and funky. Assembled as a kind of musical scrapbook documenting the thought patterns and belief systems of the early '70s, it nevertheless boasts a surprising vitality and timelessness thanks to luminous funk grooves that anticipate the latter-day emergence of acid jazz. Irvine also rhymes over several tracks, further cementing his influence on successive generations of hip-hop. A profoundly righteous spirituality winds through all eight of Time Capsule's performances, assaying both the affection ("Soul Sisters") and anger ("Watergate") vying for control of post-Woodstock America. Irvine's searing keyboard and piano playing further capture the moment in question, deftly balancing between beatitude and bitterness. For fans of funk, soul and jazz, it doesn’t get much better than this 1973 classic. by Jason Ankeny/AMG

Tracklist:

Side A:

1 Time Capsule - Electric Piano, Narrator [Recitation] – Weldon Irvine Narrator [Recitation] – Charlette Cook
2 Feelin’ Mellow - Congas – Tony Wiles* / Drums – Lenny White /Electric Bass [Fender] – Alex Blake (2) Electric Piano – Weldon Irvine / Flugelhorn – Preston Williams / Trumpet – Jimmy Owens / Vocals – Emerson Cain, Willa Vaughn / Vocals, Guitar – John King*
3. Soul Sisters - Bass – Clint Houston / Drums – Lenny White / Electric Piano – George Cables / Flugelhorn – Preston Williams / Organ, Vocals – Weldon Irvine / Percussion – Tony Wiles*, Napoleon Revels / Trumpet – Jimmy Owens
4. Déjà vu - Bass – Alex Blake (2) / Congas – Tony Wiles* / Drums – Lenny White / Flugelhorn – Jimmy Owens, Preston Williams / Narrator [Recitation] – Charlette Cook / Percussion – Napoleon Revels / Vocals – Emerson Cain / Vocals, Electric Piano – Weldon Irvine

Side B:

1. Watergate Don’t Bug Me! - Bass – Clint Houston / Congas – Tony Wiles* / Drums – Lenny White / Electric Piano – George Cables /Melodica – Weldon Irvine /Percussion – Napoleon Revels
2. Spontaneous Interaction - Bass – Clint Houston / Congas – Tony Wiles* / Drums – Lenny White /Electric Piano – George Cables /Melodica, Piano [Solo] – Weldon Irvine /Percussion – Napoleon Revels
3. I Am - Electric Piano – Weldon Irvine /Lyrics By, Narrator [Recitation] – Charlette Cook
4. Bananas - Composed By – W. Irvine, Jr.*

Recorded and re-mixed at Sound Ideas Studio, New York, N.Y.

Arranged & Produced by Weldon J. Irvine, Jr

Engineer – George Klabin

Nodlew Music / Pure Pleasure NM-1002