140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
50th Anniversary reissue on 140-gram vinyl!
Remastered edition of one of Ray Charles' most important albums!
Originally released on April 4, 1972, A Message from The People remains one of Ray Charles' most celebrated albums, as well as the most socially conscious work of his six-decade career. The record directly confronts societal ills of poverty and injustice while offering a universal message of brotherhood and hope for peace; topics that are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
The album includes classic tracks such as "They'll Be No Peace on Earth Without All Men As One," "Abraham, Martin and John," the Gospel infused "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Heaven Help Us All." The album also includes Ray's recording of "Hey Mister," which was played during a Congressional joint hearing in 1972 to speak on behalf of common citizens to a government that was widely seen as ignoring their needs. Perhaps most impactful track is Ray's classic rendition of "America the Beautiful," which quickly became our second national anthem and has inspired countless generations since its release 50 years ago.
|1. Lift Every Voice and Sing|
|2. Like I Gotta Do Wrong|
|3. Heaven Help Us All|
|4. Therell Be No Peace Without All Men As One|
|5. Hey Mister|
|6. What Have They Done to My Song Ma|
|7. Abraham Martin and John|
|8. Take Me Home Country Roads|
|9. Every Saturday Night|
|10. America the Beautiful|