Yes, “love power peace” recorded live at the Olympia, in Paris in 1971, was the triple LP that was shelved and unreleased, until now.
• First release of 3-LP set as envisioned by James Brown
• Includes deluxe jacket with rare photos and liner notes by Alan Leeds
• Mastered from Brown’s 1971 mixdown reels, unused until now
James Brown’s magnum opus! Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.’s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971—a 3-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels, and each with a unique name, Love, Power and Peace!
Brown and band rip through recent singles like “Sex Machine,” “Super Bad,” “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” and “Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” with a metronomic precision laid down by bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Jabo Starks. “Ain’t It Funky Now” — formerly a slow, simmering groove — is transformed into a fast, funky tour de force in which newbie Catfish Collins unleashes one of the most badass guitar solos ever, while a medley of three other Brown standards (“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”/“I Got You (I Feel Good)”/“I Got the Feelin’ ”) blazes by faster than the Godfather of Soul’s personal Learjet. Interspersed with just the right amount of slow numbers like “Georgia on My Mind,” and including tracks from the show’s supporting acts that were not included on the 1992 CD (which was a remixed, incomplete show), this document of the funk revolution features rare photos and liner notes by tour director Alan Leeds. The way to jump on board for a trip through James’ world at the height of his career!
SIDE ONE: Introduction • Brother Rapp • Ain’t It Funky • Georgia On My Mind – Part I SIDE TWO: Georgia On My Mind – Part II • Sunny • Introduction: Bobby Bird • Signed, Sealed and Delivered • I Need Help – Part I SIDE THREE: Introduction: Vicki Anderson • Don’t Play It No More • Yesterday • Break and Introduction • Dance & It’s A New Day • Bewildered – Part I SIDE FOUR: Bewildered – Part II • There Was A Time • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine • Try Me – Part I SIDE FIVE: Try Me – Part II • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag / I Got You / I Got The Feelin’ • Give it Up Or Turnit a Loose • It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World • Who Am I SIDE SIX: Please, Please, Please • Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine • Super Bad • Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved • Soul Power • Get Up, Get Into it, Get Involved • Audience Reaction
Stream “Sex Machine” live, below.