Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sir Edward (Harold Vick) - "The Power Of Feeling" (1973)

I gave an overview of the career of saxaphonist/flautist Harold Vick when posting "Don't Look Back" a few weeks ago, which led me to track down the album before that one. Vick hadn't put out an album in five years before releasing "The Power of Feeling" in 1973 under the pseudonym "Sir Edward".

The album came out on Bernard Purdie's short-lived Encounter Records in 1973 - see the base of this post for an (almost complete) label discography.
"The Power of Feeling" seems to have been recorded somewhere between the first and second Compost albums, and can perhaps be seen as an attempt to further some of the commercial ambitions and sonic qualities of Jack DeJohnette's project, albeit more in the "composed" vein of the burgeoning CTI style of accessible jazz-related music than the party funk represented on the Compost albums (particularly the first one, on which Vick seems to be just jamming along).

The following year would see Vick return to more "jazz-rooted" soul-jazz projects like Shirley Scott's "One for Me" and Larry Willis' "Inner Crisis", which would in turn lead to the more intimate and acoustic Vick album "Don't Look Back", but for now he wasn't going to let go of his wah-wah pedal.


cover detail from "Commitment" album, 1966/74

While there's still conjecture in some online sources as to whether this actually was Harold Vick, the back cover (above) of Vick's "Commitment" release from 1974 confirms that it's him. I'm still unclear as to why Vick released this under a pseudonym, as it's clearly his own production and arrangements. The inner sleeve contains photos of all band members bar Vick, who's in silhouette on the cover.


The opening track "Keep on Moving On" (see preview at top of post) is denser than the version on the Shirley Scott album, with multi-tracked reeds replacing the call-and-answer of organ and sax in the other version, and guitarist George Davis supplying the requisite Wah-Wah Watsonesque "wakka-wakka".

George Davis

As always, Davis is a strong asset, whether switching into Grant Green-style soul jazz and then psych-funk on tracks like Vick's "Stocking Cap" or fronting on flute for an extended version of "People Make The World Go Round". Although his guitar work can be heard on some early 70s Dizzy Gillespie albums and Lonnie Smith's "Mama Wailer" , this appears to be his first flute date since Joe Zawinul's 1970 self-titled album. (More on Davis at the base of the Mike Longo post).

Joe Bonner

The other strong presence here is keyboardist Joe Bonner, fresh off a series of Pharoah Sanders' albums - "Black Unity", "Live at the East" and "Village Of The Pharoahs". This appears to be his first rhodes recording, but he switches to electric with aplomb, instantly understanding the different dynamics and referencing Hancock-like patterns in his solo work.

Bonner switches to acoustic piano for what is probably my favourite track, "Peace, K.D.", a dedication to trumpeter Kenny Dorham, who had died in December of 1972. It's a beautiful modal piece that starts out like a "Prince Of Peace" Sanders-style song - if Leon Thomas were to suddenly begin yodelling it wouldn't feel at all out of place. Starting with some textured and panned piano string scrapes, Vick and Davis build melancholy flute harmonies over Bonner's colour swathes, while Vick contributes some of his most sensitive playing here with a soprano sax overdub.

Harold Vick himself is a mixed bag on this album. His best work comes when he's on raw sax or flute and fully in control of his dynamics - few reed players can get such sensitive detail in their phrasing. However, on tracks like "Rocky Mount Willie" he often sets up the main melodies through electric wah-wah sax, and he's not fully at ease with integrating wah-wah rhythms and frequency shifts in his patterns - there's no subtlety to his footwork as he pushes the pedal all the way, every time, on evenly-spaced sixteenth notes or triplets.

Nevertheless, the difficulties of incorporating extra limbs as a musician are not to be under-estimated. Can I tell a funny story?

Eight years ago I was working for a few days in a New York studio, and the producer asked me to play the drumkit so he could check the mics. Although I play keys, guitar and percussion, if you get me to play anything with my feet as well, it falls apart after a few bars. The engineer was on the phone while we were checking, then afterwards he told me that the drummer from the "David Letterman Show" had been on the phone, and had asked "who the f#@k is that on the drums?"

Anyways back to the album - while there's some great stuff here, there are some fairly unimaginative readings of "Where Is The Love" and "Betcha by Golly Wow", in which Vick sticks much too closely to the original melodic/harmonic structures, despite some good solo work from Davis on the former and Bonner on the latter.

Jumma Santos

Vick brought percussionist Jumma Santos from the Compost sessions. Santos, who contributes a variety of instruments here, had also recently worked on albums by Roy Ayers, Larry Young, Marion Brown and Noah Howard. He'd started the decade with two heavy credits : playing percussion on Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" and appearing with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.

Omar Clay

Vick had worked with the other percussionist Omar Clay on Joe Chambers' "The Almoravid" in 1971 and Johnny Hammond's "Wild Horses Rock Steady" in 1972. Clay had also played on albums by Gene Harris and Marlena Shaw the year before.

David Lee

This is turning into a yearbook parade, hey? Drummer David Lee is the head of the school's chess club - no that's not true - he had worked with George Davis on both the "Zawinul" album and Dizzy Gillespie's "The Real Thing", as well as appearing on albums by Sonny Rollins and Lonnie Liston Smith.

Wilbur Bascomb Jr.

Busy bassist Wilbur Bascomb Jr. had just made an album called "Black Grass Music" with his band Bad Bascomb, and a renowned funk 45 called "Just a Groove in G" which was famously sampled in DJ Shadow's "The Number Song" from "Entroducing".

Bascomb had also recently played on Roy Ayers' "Change Up The Groove", Ellerine Harding's "Ellerine", Marlena Shaw's "From the depths of my soul", Lightning Rod's "Hustler's Convention", and Ronnie Foster's "Sweet Revival".

Victor Gaskin

Finally, bassist Victor Gaskin made his name on a series of Cannonball Adderley albums, such as "74 Miles Away", and had worked recently on Hal Galper's "Guerilla Band", Barry Miles' "White Heat" and Oliver Nelson's "Swiss Suite".

Technical note : This is not the best quality piece of vinyl I've ever come across - it's mostly OK, but there's some slight distortion on the flute in a few sections of "People Make The World go Round" which I couldn't clear up.

Anyway I hope you enjoy this one, comments would be appreciated. Check further down for details, and Encounter Records and Harold Vick discographies.

Tracks are ordered differently on the covers and on the vinyl/labels.
I've put them in the vinyl/labels order.

01 'Keep On Moving On' - 4:28 - (Harold Vick - not credited here) 
02 'Where Is The Love' - 4:04 - (Bill Salter / Ralph McDonald) 
03 'People Make The World Go Around' - 6:28 - (Thomas Bell / Linda Creed) 
04 'Stocking Cap' - 5:47 - (Sir Edward
05 'Rocky Mount Willie' - 4:26 - (Sir Edward
06 'Betcha By Golly Wow' - 6:15 - (Thomas Bell / Linda Creed) 
07 'Peace, K.D.' (dedication to the late Kenny Dorham) - 8:22 - (Sir Edward


Sir Edward (Harold Vick) - tenor, soprano and alto saxaphones; electric sax with wah-wah; flute. 
Joe Bonner - fender rhodes (1-6); piano (7) 
George Davis - guitar (1-7); flute (3,7) 
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. - bass (4,7) 
Victor Gaskin - bass (1-3, 5-6) David Lee - drums
Jumma Santos - bongoes (2); conga (1,3,5); percussion (7) 
Omar Clay - marimba (3); vibes (1,4); percussion (5); tambourine (6) 


Recorded at Venture Sound Studios, Somerville, New Jersey.
Recorded at Studio 914
Produced and arranged by Sir Edward
Executive Producer - Lloyd Price
Engineer and remix - Edward Stasium
Assistant - Dave Domanich
Engineers - Lewis Lahav and Larry Alexander
Mastering Engineer - Dave Crawford
Mastering at Generation Sound
Mixing Engineer - Tony May
Photographs by Chuck Stewart
Design by Steve Malinchoc for L&S Graphics

Thanks to George Kerr for his help and inspiration.

There's music in the sighting of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if man had ears Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. - Byron, Don Juan, XV


Label run by Bernard Purdie, all releases 1973.

EN 3001 Sands Of Time - "Profile" - donated by Vpex
EN 3002 East Coast - "East Coast" also at Never Enough Rhodes
EN 3003 Frank Owens - "Brown N Serve" - donated by Vpex
EN 3004 Sir Edward - "The Power Of Feeling" at the base of this post. 


1963 "Steppin' Out" at
Ile Oxumaré
1964 rejected Blue Note sessions May 27th
1966 "Straight Up" at
Call It Anything
1966 "The Caribbean Suite" at
Orgy in Rhythm 1967 "Commitment" (released 1974) also at Never Enough Rhodes
1967 "Watch What Happens" also at Never Enough Rhodes
1973 "Power of Feeling" (Vicks as "Sir Edward") at base of this post
1974 "Don't Look Back" also at Never Enough Rhodes
1977 "After The Dance" at My Jazz World


The epic sideman discography, with links, can now be found at the "Don't Look Back" post.


Vinyl rip n' scans by Simon666

Apart from the albums in the discographies, album links within the post go to :

Orgy in Rhythm, My Jazz World, Ile Oxumaré, Funky Disposition, My Favourite Sound, Oufar Khan, Happy as a Fat rat in a Cheese Factory, The Heat Warps, Pharoah’s Dance, Flying Dutchman, Beeq, The Shad Shack, Baby Grandpa, Everything is on the One, All For the CTI, Nothing Is v 2.0, 4 Brothers Beats, This Is Tomorrow, Jazz & Beyond, Musical Schizophrenia, Blaxploitation Jive, blog–o-blog, TC's Old and New Music, and Here Only Good Music for All.

Please thank and support these bloggers and those in the discographies if you click through and download.



Wallofsound said...

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know this one existed.

E-mile said...

hi Simon, and UP pops another great version of "the" tune...
Thanks for sharing this, I've added yours to the guest post I did over at Scholar's place (waaay back)...
peace, E-mile

Simon666 said...

Thanks Wallofsound and E-mile ...

hey E-mile, you beat me to it :)
Did you notice I dropped another version there the other day ?

Citizen Kane said...

Your posts are outstanding! Thanks for sharing and putting so much work into everything you do.. you really get me excited about music. I love how all the players are put into perspective with the other releases they were part of. Great job!

cheeba said...

Simon, had to jump in here and say a huge thanks for the previous Vick post and this one... You put such love into your writing that the passion is palpable. I had to let your last round of posts sit a while sometime until I could give them the attention they deserve.

You've really had me paying more attention to Vick on the sides I have. Next Ahmad & Yusef!

Anonymous said...

Dang! Yet another monstrous post, bro! :¬)


corvimax said...

thank you for another monumental work
I like Harold Vick. magic'70s

Jazzjet said...

Simon, Another great post which will take a while to digest. Just one bit of info - I believe percussionist Jumma Santos also appeared with Jimi Hendrix at his famous Woodstock appearance in 1969.

Anonymous said...

and it keeps coming. encylopedia simon! this is another piece of the puzzle. You should listen to Profile. My fav on the label. Thanks for everything!

E-mile said...

yep Simon I did :-)
btw, EXCELLENT & far out guitar solo in "the" song, 'sbeen a while I heard such a beauty!!!
thanks again mate
peacec, E-mile
PS: is that wah wah on the sax in Stocking Cap???

Solomon said...

Thank you.

E-mile said...

simon, in case you missed this:
oh, & hurry over to OufarKhan:
The 11-minute take on the Stylistics' People Make the World Go Round is absolutely indescribable, a mix of otherworldly horns and psychedelic guitars over a non-stop African-style groove.
Yeah Baby!!! -it's indeed awesome!
peace, E-mile

katonah said...

what an awesome find simon.
fucking awesome.
what a great post
many thanks

Bacoso said...

didn't know this even existed-what a discovery and a great lp -thanks a million!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

Hi Simon,
I like each track of this lp.
each track is cool.
thank you,
recommended lp.

TC said...

Another cracking post! Yours is the 1st blog site I access and I always appreciate how much time and research you must apply to come up with all the background info. Thanks and keep it up. Respect

ish said...

Looking forward to listening to this, Simon. Nice piece of LP archeology on your part. Joe Bonner on rhodes!!!

People Make the World Go Round lends itself to always interesting interpretation. Betcha By Golly Wow, on the other hand, always does seem to sound the same.

So cool to get all this thoughtful information with the music. thanks as always.

ish said...

I had to come back and say I LOVE THIS ALBUM! Your rip sounds great and man, these guys groove. Why was this record lost for 35 years??

taro nombei said...

Brilliant music, brilliant post. Never expect anything less on Never Enough Rhodes.
Great to have all that background info (and links) for Harold Vick plus the sidemen.
Interested to know: you have a different running order from the one listed on the album inner cover. Is there a reason for this?
Much appreciated, as always.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for all the comments guys, appreciate it.

e-mile :

Wow, I had that Pharoah's CD sitting on my shelf for ten years, and had forgotten all about that version. Time to re-dig the CD collection methinks :)
.. and yes, that's wah-wah all the way through "Stocking Cap".

taro :

I used the order of tracks on the vinyl itself and the vinyl labels, which is different from the order on the inner sleeve. Seems there must have been a change of heart at some stage in the production process? In any case, I think that "Keep on Movin' On' is a better track to start with than "Where is the love", so I went with the vinyl/labels.
Thanks for your comments.

Tarkus said...

Really BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
thanx a lot.

Djalma said...

Thanks Simon, I thought this record was lost for good! Can't wait to hear it! Peace...


Simon666 said...

Jazzjet, thanks for the info on Jumma Santos being at Woodstock with Hendrix, have added it to the post text (with an appropriate link).

Anonymous said...

nice find, thanks simon..

stay tuned!

johnv said...

Top class work as always Simon. You never cease to amaze!

Unknown said...

Great, mostly new to me, thanks Simon.

keviekev said...

Very nice and as usual your background on the artists involved is simply amazing. Thanks for all the hard work. Much respect!

swboy said...

Facinating to hear the path Vick took in music. Thanks Simon

Art Simon said...

I think "Power of Feeling" is a really great album, and not just because it has a cover of "People make the World go round" that I hadn't heard before.

(Are there any bad covers of this song? I haven't heard any!)

Listening to "Where is the Love" makes me think of fast tempo techno. Maybe that's what drum n' bass needs is a cover of "Where is the Love" to get the average listener's ears.

Where do you find this stuff? I only know of Harold Vick through the blogosphere and the Strata East site.

Anyway, as always I'm astounded by the music and truly grateful. Thanks so much!

Simon666 said...

Thanks again for comments guys.
Art, I didn't know about this one either until I was researching Vick for the last album - and then found this on the Dusty Groove site for $15, lucky find I guess :)

Miles said...

a nice find here simon. not only had i never heard of this title, but i additionally never knew that bernard purdie had his own imprint (small as it was).

just when i think i've finally got it all figured out, you uncover something to rock my world. you've become an invaluable resource, simon.


kizza said...

Thanks once again Simon!
Sydney representin' - yeah!

blackclassical said...

put us all to shame :)

Simon666 said...

Thanks guys ...
EN3002 "East Coast" on the Purdie label is here if anyone wants to buy it and rip it for us :)


IR e L a IXI said...

Simon666 thanks for these post! im having a hard time finding the comment section. so much to read!!

fritz the cat said...

You rock!

Simon666 said...

Thanks guys.
New link added to the Vick sideman discography :

1966 Richard "Groove" Holmes - "Soul Mist" at My Favourite Sound

(album included in re-release "Blue Groove")

VPEX said...

EN 3000 Seldon Powell - (1973) Messin' With Seldon Powell

EN 3001 Profile - (1973) Sands Of Time

EN 3003 Frank Owens - (1973) Brown 'n Serve

ish said...

Wow. Ask and you shall receive. Thanks VPEX!

Simon666 said...

Vpex! Big thanks for those generous shares ....

I've added them to the Encounter Records discography in the post itself. Just one album to go and we'll have a complete label discography.

(and thanks, also, for the Claudio Medeiros album you donated over at Djalma's Soul Food).

So far I've just downloaded the "Sands of Time" album - note for E-MILE : versions of both "Shaft" and "People Make The world Go Round".

Simon666 said...

Ok, I just bought EN 3002 East Coast - "East Coast" on ebay, so stand by for a full label discography :)

Art Simon said...

Vpex, that's some post! I'm groovin' with Profile, great stuff! Thanks so much!

Art Simon said...

Simon, if you ever asked for donations to help with your research I'd be happy to contribute. What you're doing is awesome, and I'm just sitting here soaking it up.

Simon666 said...

Thanks Art, I'll keep it free, comments are payment :)

Art Simon said...

Simon, you are a good man! : )

jasapaal said...

Thank you, is fantastic.

Seb Palmer said...

Grrrr-oovy, just as Bernard 'Porky' Purdie's waistline is an ever exanding thing, so to is my BP related catalogue. A Massive goaty thanks to Simon666 and Vpex for the sharing...

the funky goat


Dan Buskirk said...

Still anxiously awaiting the East Coast posting. Thanks for everything.

Simon666 said...

hey Dan -
album arrived yesterday, so not too long ;)

Simon666 said...

Hi guys -
An addition to the Harold Vick sideman discography : Jess Roden's album "Stonechaser", rip donated by reader Kosta (thanks kosta!)

ashknuckles said...

thank you for sharing. collecting all versions i can of "people make the world go round"... much appreciated..

Simon666 said...

hi ashknuckles,
make sure you see Emile's collection, and there's more versions of the song in the comments section.

ashknuckles said...

Thanks Simon. Yes I actually got all those from his blog and played 7 versions on {TruthSeekers Radio | 90.7FM | KPFK | Los Angeles} (Back in August) as well as one of my favorite versions by Cheryl Lynn Townes. I made sure to give the souledonmusic blog a shout out! LOL. There was no mixer so I was just a guest selecting using the mixing board but it was still fun. I have an mp3 of the show, maybe I'll put a link if when I get time. Thank you for sharing again! I didn't recall seeing a Sir Edward version so I made sure to grab this one. Thank You! Peace.

Art Simon said...

OK, here are the versions of People Make the World Go 'Round I've got in iTunes:
Johnny Lytle from People & Love The Pharaohs from In The Basement
Phil Upchurch from Free & Easy Shirley Scott from Superstition CTI All-Stars from CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl
Harold Vick from Power Of Feeling
Profile from Sands Of Time
People Make the World Go Round Ramsey Lewis from Ivory Pyramid
Ramsey Lewis from Unpendo Ni Pamoja
Any others out there?

ish said...

I haven't looked over at Emile's in a while but here's what's also on my iTunes:

Angela Bofill
Stylistics ('natch)
Milt Jackson
Freddie Hubbard
Jacksons (maybe Michael Jackson...this one's not there...gotta find it. great version)
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jeffrey Smith
Monty Alexander

Art Simon said...

Thanks ish, is this emile's page?
Pretty cool, but somebody (loud clearing of throat sound) really needs to codify this large, unwieldy and seemingly disjointed body of work into a discernible whole. : )

ish said...

Yup. Not E-mile's regular blog, obv. Simon, I wonder what Simon is doing. I believe he's lying around at the beach. I nominate him for this task. I see my Jeffrey Smith version isn't there. Will have to look into that.

ashknuckles said...

wow simon and ish...you guys have even more versions i haven't seen before....pretty cool. that micheal jackson what is nice..i'll have to look into some of the ones you guys have listed. nobody ever talks about my fav cheeezy 80's funk version by cheryl lynn townes...it's great!

ish said...

I'll try to put the Jeffrey Smith version up on my blog tomorrow. The album it's on is great and seems to be out of circulation. Stay tuned!

Art Simon said...

Cool! Thanks Ish!

Simon666 said...

Spot on Ish, I'm just off to Bronte Beach for an afternoon surf :)

ashknuckles said...

must be nice. LA is brick cold right now.

ish said...

Here you go, Art! http://ileoxumare.blogspot.com/2008/12/jeffery-smith-down-here-below-1999.html

Simon666 said...

So you guys were suggesting an extended "People Make the World Go Round" post with all the additions?

Quite happy to do that, could make a cover and bundle them all together, but I need E-mile's permission to extend the initial comp .. E-mile?

Art Simon said...

Sorry Simon if I'm obnoxious, I just think I'd love to read a page where you talk about the different versions of the song. What is it about that song? When the Stylistics sing "Peo-ple, make the, world, go round" it sounds like Burt Bacharach (e.g. "promises, promises"), with the odd beat that is at the same time natural, because it follows the cadence of human speech. But, unlike Bacharach, it's got a funky groove. Ok, I'll shut up and stop bothering you.

E-mile said...

simon, just came back here due a tick over at el goog's...man it's TRUE, people make them comments long :-) Please feel free to use the guest comp I did over at Souled-On, and I've got a few more in some recent twice as nice posts over at E-mile says you could probably use for that monster-post for this incredible song! Looking forward to it :-)
peace, E-mile

Simon666 said...

Thanks E-Mile :)
Barely time to download at the moment, let alone upload or post, but it's now on the list.

Simon666 said...

just a bit of housekeeping here - the epic Harold Vick sideman discography is now just at the Harold Vick - "Don't Look Back" post, so I don't have to keep updating both posts.

Simon666 said...

Just alerting you guys that I've now posted Harold Vick - "Watch What Happens" (1967)

Simon666 said...

New addition to the Harold Vick sideman discography at the 'Don't look Back' post :

1974 Bu Pleasant - "Ms. Bu" (Muse) at My Favourite Sound :


Simon666 said...

.... and another new addition to the Harold Vick sideman discography at the 'Don't look Back' post, thanks to E-Mile for pointing it out :

Al Foster - "Mr Foster" (1979) at My jazz World :


Lukasz said...

Thanks guys for these rare Encounter recordings! A wonderful compositions rescued from oblivion...

Simon666 said...

Hi guys,
FINALLY posted the 1973 "East Coast" album from Bernard Purdie's Encounter Records - featuring a young Gwen Guthrie and a young Larry Blackmon (later of Cameo), get it here.
Encounter Records discography now complete :)

Simon666 said...

Hey guys, I’ve posted the final piece of the puzzle :
Harold Vick – “Commitment” (1974)
Come check it out.

noteworthy said...

Hi Simon
This is my first time around these parts, but it certainly won't be my last.

Thanks for the great posts and (please) keep up the good work!

Simon666 said...

Thanks noteworthy, have fun digging :)

feint operation said...

I did not know of this LP, Thanks so much for all your hard work !!!
Cheers, F.O. !!!

yasboogie said...

Thank you very much as I have never heard of this group before thus this is a new find for me. I absolutely treasure new finds. Thanks again!!!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for dropping by Holden :)

Carrasco said...

Thanks a lot or this one, Simon.

I really appreciate you efforts to elucidate obscure relations and to unearth rare records. You avoid to post link after link indiscriminately. You are a true fan of jazz music.

Listening to a record with your background information is a real pleasure.

This way Sir Edward's Power has become a favorite of mine.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for commenting Carrasco. Naturally, a lot of time and work in posts like this and great to hear that it's appreciated - encourages me to do more :)

doglookslikeafox said...

First class,never seen nor heard this gem
Bravo Simon

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the Album it is a beauty especially the version of the stylistics and the one from donny hathaway.I also like the first song very much many regards from bielefeld

lcbriza said...

Thanks a lot, Simon, for sharing, and for the good work.

ivoryhammer said...

Thanks for making my day - this is great music and wonderful research and discussion.

wholdo said...

very good lp
thx a lot

Anonymous said...

Amazing that this link is still active. How did I not see this before?

Well, there are only so many hours in the day for digging sadly... and I only recently got re-interested in Bernard Purdie through his fantastic drumming on Larry Coryell's Fairyland (recorded at 1971's Montreux Jazz Festival).



J Reid said...

thank you

Andy said...

You are the man! I'm on a Harold Vick hunt..... Thanks for all your great effort!

E Craig said...

Great Sir Edward!!


Prof. Yaffle said...

Wonderful! Many thanks

Unknown said...

I played with Joe Bonners band in Denver 90s a great cat, he spoke of Vicksburg greatness often...classic, we need this, thanks, facebook, ankh norm love, you tube see me at Prestonsburg love legacy Orchestra members, I'm on tenor

Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities said...

Many thanks,one favorite

Anonymous said...

Many thanks! Excited to hear this rare one from Harold Vick, never seen it in the wild and makes my day to find it here. Esp. as the Discogs price is fairly insane! First track already sounds great, a little busier than the version on SS's record.