Wilson Pickett Collection Rhino Handmade Release


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Wilson Pickett

Rhino Handmade kicks off plans for a steady stream of new titles in 2010 beginning with the six-CD Wilson Pickett collection, Funky Midnight Mover - The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978). This collection - the first comprehensive compilation of Pickett's Atlantic material - includes all his originally issued recordings for the label, as well as early pre-Atlantic sides, his 1978 album for the Atlantic-distributed Big Tree imprint, and a full CD of rare or previously unreleased recordings. The set is presented in an elaborate 92-page, linen-wrapped book with many rare and unseen photos.

This Rhino Handmade exclusive release is available now here for a $99.98.

The comprehensive set's 154 tracks encompass all 35 of Pickett's R&B smashes - including five #1 hits, from “In The Midnight Hour," his first hit for Atlantic Records, to 1973's “International Playboy," his last chart entry for the label. The earliest unreleased track on this set, an un-dubbed alternate of “Hello Sunshine," dates from the 1967 American sessions for the album I'm In Love and prominently features Bobby Womack's lead guitar. The collection concludes with “Superstar," a full-blown disco track from 1978 unearthed in the vaults during research for this set. The set also features comprehensive liner notes, including intros by Jerry Wexler and Steve Cropper, an essay by Chris Morris, and an extensive track-by-track by Bill Dahl.

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