Label: Analogue Productions – AAPB 1015-45 / Audioquest Music AQ-LP 1015
AAA 100% Analogue – Limited Edition
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech from the original analog tapes
Give It Up To Love on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mighty Sam McClain’s powerful soul classic
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray
Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
2021 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
“Give It Up To Love is the R&B comeback of the year.” – Rolling Stone
“Mighty Sam McClain’s Give It Up To Love is one of the great soul records.” – Stereophile
Mighty Sam is a rhythm and blues legend who shook up the blues world with this 1993 release. The great torch bearer of deep soul is caught in top form on this classic album. And now, this gatefold 331/3 edition presented by Analogue Productions makes the album even greater!
The pressing sounds spectacular! You’re holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style – thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.
“McClain sings soul with incredible power – he knows when to pull the punches and when to cool it down. ‘Give It Up to Love,’ the title track, acknowledges his gospel roots; he performs it as a vocal prayer to God asking for wisdom, love, and strength. Bruce Katz’s contributions on B-3 Hammond organ expands McClain’s sound, particularly on the ‘Green Onions’-influenced ‘What You Want Me to Do.’ The sparsely effective arrangement on ‘Here I Go Falling in Love Again’ brings McClain up front as he cries of being a soul stripped to the bare bones. Kevin Barry’s funky bass blows while McClain declares himself as a child of God in ‘Child of the Mighty Mighty.'” – All Music Guide.
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