First Authorized Reissue of NRBQ's Classic Debut featuring Remastered Sound and New Liner Notes by Jay Berman!
The New Rhythm And Blues Quintet formed over 50 years ago, and after playing together for a few years, the band began recording with Eddie Kramer and inked a two-record deal with Columbia Records. Their eponymous debut appeared on shelves in 1969, featuring the band's wide-ranging originals peppered with versions of songs from artists like Eddie Cochran and Sun Ra, plus a co-write between the band's Terry Adams and jazz experimentalist Carla Bely. It was, and is, a wildly original and influential release. Combining elements of the original, with additional photos and new liner notes from Jay Berman, the package has never looked, nor sounded better. As Berman says in his notes: "This historic and monumental recording has been remastered, and finally authorized for re-release. This album is a great reminder that NRBQ is on a mission, one that holds steady to its original inspiration to this day. For those fans who missed it the first time around, it hasn't aged a bit."