Rhino Handmade is proud to present FUNKY MIDNIGHT MOVER – THE ATLANTIC STUDIO RECORDINGS (1962-1978), legendary soul shaker Wilson Pickett's exclusive rhino.com 6-CD collection. The first comprehensive compilation of Pickett’s Atlantic material, FUNKY MIDNIGHT MOVER includes all his originally issued recordings for the label, as well as early pre-Atlantic sides, his 1978 album for the Atlantic-distributed Big Tree imprint, and a full CD’s worth of rare or previously unreleased recordings.
The impressive set’s 154 tracks encompass all 35 of the singer’s R&B smashes – including five #1 hits – from “In The Midnight Hour,” his first hit for Atlantic Records, to 1973’s “International Playboy,” his last chart entry for the label. The earliest unreleased track on this set, an undubbed alternate of “Hello Sunshine,” dates from the 1967 American sessions for the album I’m In Love and prominently features Bobby Womack’s lead guitar. The collection concludes with “Superstar,” a full-blown disco track from 1978 unearthed in the vaults during research for this set. The set, presented in an elaborate 92-page, linen-wrapped book with many rare and unseen photos, also features comprehensive liner notes, including intros by Jerry Wexler and Steve Cropper, an essay by Chris Morris, and an extensive track-by-track by Bill Dahl.
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- 1st comprehensive compilation of Pickett's Atlantic material
- Includes all originally issued recordings for the label, early pre-Atlantic sides, his 1978 album for the Atlantic-distributed Big Tree imprint plus a CD of rare and previously unreleased recordings
- Elaborate 92-page, linen-wrapped book with rare and unseen photos
- 154 tracks
- 6 CDs