ORIGINAL ALBUM NOW EXPANDED WITH FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS, PLUS WINGS OF LOVE, A COMPILATION OF 14 UNRELEASED LIVE AND STUDIO TRACKS RECORDED BY SHUGGIE BETWEEN 1975-2000
Deluxe 2-CD package available everywhere April 16, 2013, through Epic/Legacy;
European shows scheduled for Nov. 20-Dec. 1st; Dec. 5th at Echoplex in L.A.
INSPIRATION INFORMATION / WINGS OF LOVE will feature the original Inspiration Information album alongside four previously-unreleased bonus tracks on disc one, while the second CD, titled WINGS OF LOVE, is an unreleased follow-up album which includes 14 unreleased live and studio tracks recorded by Shuggie between 1975 and 2000. A complete tracklisting for both discs will be released in the weeks to come.
Here are full details of Shuggie’s upcoming concert dates: Nov. 20-21st at the Jazz Café in London; Nov. 24th at La Bellevilloise, Paris; Nov. 26th at Trix, Antwerp; Nov. 27th at Gruenspan, Hamburg; Nov. 29th at the North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam; and December 1st at the Sugar Club, Dublin. Four nights later on December 5th, Shuggie will play a homecoming date at the intimate subterranean Echoplex venue in L.A.’s Echo Park area. Go here for more info.
Big time Shuggie fan, Columbia recording artist, and album foreword writer Raphael Saadiq says, “Millions of thoughts fly through my mind when I think about the music of Shuggie Otis. “The word ‘genius’ is frivolously used these days, but when it comes to Shuggie and his brilliant body of work, it is not used often enough. His music is passion personified and you would have to be deaf not to hear it.”