James Brown – Sex Machine 1976 U.S. 2 LP set


A 1976 pressing of the 1970 2 LP set Sex Machine, by James Brown.

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Offered for sale is a 1976 pressing of the 1970 2 LP set Sex Machine, by James Brown.

About this copy: This copy of Sex Machine is a 1976 reissue of the 1970 set, released on the Polydor label.

The cover is VG+, with wear at the corners and a saw mark on the spine.

The discs are M-, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Sex Machine was originally released in 1970 on the King label, and subsequent issues were on Polydor.  The album purported to be a live recording, but the first LP consists of studio tracks with overdubbed crowd noises to simulate a live recording.

It’s worth nothing that the title track, which runs more than 10 minutes, is a different recording from the version of the song that was released as a single.

The second disc is a live recording.  The album is regarded as one of the best and most influential soul albums in history.

Allmusic.com gave Sex Machine a 4 1/2 star review:

This live outing from Brown’s seminal 1970 J.B.’s lineup features Bootsy Collins, Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bobby Byrd, and many more. While it’s a cut below Love Power Peace in documenting this lineup live, Brown and his band still smoke, tearing into extended versions of funk classics like “Sex Machine” (nearly 11 minutes), “Brother Rapp,” “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose,” and “Mother Popcorn,” plus a healthy quotient of earlier soul material sprinkled in between.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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