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Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic

Label:Brainfeeder – BF050
Format:
3 x Vinyl, LP, 180g
Box Set, Album
Country:USA & Europe
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Psychedelic, Soul-Jazz

Tracklist

Volume 1 - The Plan
A1Change Of The Guard
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
12:16
A2Isabelle
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerBrian Rosemeyer
12:13
A3Final Thought
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
6:32
B1The Next Step
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
14:49
B2Askim
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
12:35
Volume 2 - The Glorious Tale
C1The Rhythm Changes
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By], Lyrics ByKamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
Lyrics ByPatrice Quinn
7:44
C2Leroy And Lanisha
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
9:24
C3Re Run
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
8:20
D1Miss Understanding
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
8:46
D2Henrietta Our Hero
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By], Lyrics ByKamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
Lyrics ByPatrice Quinn
7:14
D3Seven Prayers
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
7:36
D4Cherokee
Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
Composed ByRay Noble
EngineerBrian Rosemeyer
8:14
Volume 3 - The Historic Repetition
E1The Magnificent 7
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
12:46
E2Re Run Home
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
14:06
F1Malcolm's Theme
Arranged By, Producer [Produced By], Other [Lyrics Set To Music By]Kamasi Washington
Composed ByTerence Blanchard
EngineerTony Austin
Lyrics ByOssie Davis
Other [Lyrics Set To Music By]Patrice Quinn
8:41
F2Clair De Lune
Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
Composed ByClaude Debussy
EngineerTony Austin
11:08
F3The Message
Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Kamasi Washington
EngineerTony Austin
11:09
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Credits

Notes

- 3 x black 180g 12" in artworked 3mm spined sleeves all housed in a rigid board outer slipcase.
- Half speed cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering.
- Includes 2 x 12" poster inserts featuring exclusive artwork by KC Woolf Haxton and story adaptation and calligraphy by Kenturah Davis
- Download MP3 Code sticker on sleeve of Volume 1 - The Plan
- Black sticker on shrink wrap (front)
- White BC sticker on shrink wrap (rear)

On rear box:
P & C Brainfeeder 2015
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 5054429002300
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): Alchemy MPO BF050 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MPO BF050 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): MPO BF050 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): MPO BF050 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side E): MPO BF050 E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side F): MPO BF050 F

Other Versions (5 of 12)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Epic (17×File, FLAC, Album)BrainfeederBFDNL0502015
The Epic (3×CD, Album)BrainfeederBFCD050Europe2015
New Submission
The Epic (17×File, FLAC, Album, 24-bit 44.1 kHz)BrainfeederBFDNL050US2015
The Epic (3×LP, Album, Test Pressing)BrainfeederBF0502015
New Submission
The Epic (3×CD, Album, Digipak )Brainfeeder, Beat RecordsBRFD50Japan2015
  • glassjawf's avatar
    glassjawf
    An epic indeed! With that being said, I never listen to this all in one sitting. Great music and an even more meaningful album if you're a fan of his contribution to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. I certainly am!

    It is inferior to the digital version sounding muffled in comparison. However, I wouldn't have noticed if I didn't A/B it. With the presentation, you'd believe this to be a great value but after hearing it, it seems rightfully priced.
    • Donsounds's avatar
      Donsounds
      Sounds like crap. Compressed all the life out of it...Too bad, because the music is awesome.
      • uratoolbag's avatar
        uratoolbag

        Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "To be sure, it's a jazz album, as much about tradition as expanding it, informed by Coltranes (John and Alice), Miles Davis fusions, bebop and more; yet it's clearly shaped by crate-digger funk and film scores, hip-hop collage and gospel."
        • uratoolbag's avatar
          uratoolbag
          Edited one month ago
          An absolute masterpiece, maybe not yet seen by some, but in the future all will regard this a masterpiece as other GREAT jazz albums do seem to become, wait and see! Everyone who has heard this on Youtube loves it as well, just thought I would add that, interesting don't you think? A DIFFERENT WORLD OF LISTENING TO DIFFERENT JAZZ STYLES
          • JASON_CRYER's avatar
            JASON_CRYER
            Pretty disappointed with the sound on this one ... I'm not a hardcore audiophile but even to my amateur ears, the 3LP box just sounds dull and muffled compared to the digital. On its own merits, it's fine but if you want the best version available – LP is not it.
            • funkylikklebugger's avatar
              my copy looks and sounds wonderful. Nice flat records with zero surface noise
              • Napalm42's avatar
                Napalm42
                Right up my alley as far as composition goes. Agree with the comments, not the most audiophile pressing. When things get busy a lot of tones can get washed out by the sax. His later Heaven and Earth pressing is of far better quality, but I'm a fan of Kamasi and am just happy to have his stuff in my collection.
                • edgeless22's avatar
                  edgeless22
                  We are talking about almost 3 hours of music, so it's 30 minutes per side. Don't expect a super audiophile pressing, it's just impossible to do it here (it would take 6x12" to make it great). The pressing is good anyway and the listening is more than decent. The packaging is lovely!
                  • AlbertHofstein's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    I just wonder why this record shows up in my "recommondations" list with a few certain other records about 90% of the time I click through such genres. It certainly gets heavily pushed in my face through Discogs algorithms, but hasn't reached my ears yet. Maybe some day.
                    • kraaaamer's avatar
                      kraaaamer
                      Edited 3 years ago
                      Although it becomes a little long in the tooth, The Epic is a sensational debut.

                      Sadly, this version is marred by a poor pressing. It's a shame because a lot of thought went into the packaging, and the physical presentation is very nice.

                      My records shipped with a large amount of surface noise and spindle holes that are way too small. The digital presentation of this album is vastly superior. What a shame.

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