Label: Epic - P747285 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue 180 gram • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Blues Rock, Soul, Psychedelic
Inspiration Information is the third album by Shuggie Otis. Released in on Epic Recordsit reached on Billboard ' s Top Pop Albums list, and its featured single with the title of the same name also reached 56 on the U. Pitchfork describes Inspiration / Information - Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information sound of the album as a combination of "smooth, organ-driven California funk, quasi-new age psychedelia, loungey jazz instrumentals, [and] string interludes".
The change of overseeing the production himself would result in a less traditional approach to songwriting in regards to Otis' deep upbringing in the blues. In addition, the utilization of analog drum machines gave 'Inspiration' a newer electric sound that at the time were being used by only a handful of Otis' contemporaries, notably by Sly Stone on Sly and the Family Stone 's hit album, There's A Paye Donc - Louis Piard - Violon Du Civraisien Poitou Goin' On.
Otis' relationship with Epic came under heavy scrutiny as he would take three years to finish Inspiration and fulfill his three-album contract, as this would also be the final release for Otis on the Epic label. This version, released on April 3,included the original album in its entirety as well as four songs taken from Otis' album Freedom Flightincluding " Strawberry Letter 23 ". The re-release also features a second CD entitled Wings Of Love featuring 14 previously unreleased live and studio tracks recorded by Shuggie between and Pitchfork rated the title track as its th best song of the s.
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