One thing is certain about church. ¬†It ain’t a building or a day of the week. ¬†It’s something you do with other people, a communal dust-up with arms raised and inhibitions lowered. ¬†That means you could throw¬†The Supreme Jubilees’ glorious 1980¬†gospel oddity¬†It’ll All Be Over onto your turntable, turn the volume up to a raucous level,¬†invite the neighbors over for breakfast and have yourselves a good ol’ fashioned revival¬†in the comfort of your own home. ¬†CHURCH!
What we have here is 9 tracks of the silkiest, suavest proselytizing yours¬†ears have heard since Sam Cooke let it rip with the Soul Stirrers. ¬†It’s¬†vulnerable,¬†unapologetic and void of any irony. ¬†The most intriguing part about the album, obviously, is the lyrical content, a deep look into the Old Testament, fire and brimstone and all. ¬†Yet, the music is as groovy as The Delfonics¬†in top form.
Had The Supreme Jubilees written songs that were less polarizing to their audience, there’s no doubt that they would have been wider known…but that would’ve meant we wouldn’t have gotten another incredible reissue from Light in the Attic Records, the master archaeologists¬†of private press peculiarities. ¬†In their words, “If God had a disco, the DJ would be playing California gospel-soul group The Supreme Jubilees.” ¬†Amen to that.
- First ever LP reissue
- First time ever on CD
- 24bit / 96kHz remastering
- Liner notes by Jessica Hundley interviewing the band, plus rare archive photographs
- LP housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold ‚ÄúTip-On‚ÄĚ jacket
- Color vinyl editions:
200 on ‚ÄúSunset Orange‚ÄĚ wax (LITA Vinyl Subscriber exclusive)
200 on ‚ÄúSky Blue‚ÄĚ wax (LITA.net pre-orders exclusive, limit 2 per customer)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive