SHEFFIELD CD 17: Tower of Power Direct - 1981 USA OOP SEALED
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Background for this item -
About Sheffield Lab: The brainchild of musician, Lincoln Mayorga and engineer, Doug Sax, the award-winning natural sound of Sheffield Lab has been recognized throughout the world as the reference standard for musical and sonic excellence. Sheffield is the label that single-handedly brought audiophile recordings to high profile status with the astonishingly realistic quality of its direct-to-disc recordings.

Direct is a 1981 live in-studio album by Tower of Power. It was their only album for the direct-to-disc record label Sheffield Lab. It also marked the return of original guitarist Willie James Fulton, not heard from since 1972's Bump City, and the last album to feature saxophonist Lenny Pickett. Mark Sanders plays drums on this album.

This listing is for an out of print and very rare audiophile CD title - a FACTORY SEALED and MINT CD PRESSED and ISSUED by SHEFFIELD LAB of a highly collectible title from their out of print catalog - this is a superb R&B title featuring the -

Tower Of Power -

Michael Jeffries - Lead Vocals
Lenny Pickett - Saxophones (Solo On "Squib Cakes", "Never Let Go Of Love")
Emilio Castillo - Tenor Saxophone
Stephen "Doc" Kupka - Baritone Saxophone
Greg Adams - Trumpet (Solo On "What Is Hip?"), Flugelhorn (Solo On "Squib Cakes")
Mic Gillette - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone
Rick Waychesko - Trumpet
Willie Fulton - Guitar, Lead Vocal On "You're Gonna Need Me"
Mark Sanders - Drums
Vito San Filippo - Bass
Chester Thompson - Keyboards
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Guest Singers - Jim Gilstrap, Edie Lehmann, Oren Waters

CD Title -

Track Listing -
1. Fanfare/You Know It (2:48)
2. You're Gonna Need Me (4:09)
3. Squibcakes (7:55)
4. That's Why I Sing (5:02)
5. What Is Hip (4:46)
6. Never Let Go Of Love (4:15)

The CD is from the ultra-rare SHEFFIELD LAB series of audiophile CDs (out of print).

CD made in the USA
CD issued in the 1981 - first pressing of this title! - This is NOT a reissue - it is the ORIGINAL, first pressing!!
CD catalog # CD 17

The CD, JEWEL CASE and inserts are in MINT condition - the CD is actually FACTORY SEALED!

The CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Sheffield Lab CD-17 SS
  • Manufacturer: Sheffield Lab Recordings
  • Condition: New

SHEFFIELD CD 17: Tower of Power Direct - 1981 USA OOP SEALED

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