High-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it DOES NOT play on standard CD players). Japanese pressing.
The self-titled first solo album by multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Leon Russell followed his debut with the Midnight String Quartet.
Here, Russell is joined by a list of all-star musicians — Bill Wyman, Steve Winwood, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Charlie Watts — they all appear on Leon's 1970 debut! His own Delta Lady joins "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," "Dixie Lullaby" and more brilliant stuff.
"Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of 'A Song for You,' 'Hummingbird,' and 'Delta Lady,' nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as 'Dixie Lullaby.' Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction...Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called 'I Put a Spell on You' and 'Give Peace a Chance.' And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here." - AllMusic.com
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