Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (Limited gatefold edition)
LIMITED GATEFOLD EDITION LP
DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE including original artwork & credits
Reissue of the most iconic LP from super soul brother, funk chief, and vibraphone master Roy Ayers. He's Coming is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, a celebration of life and re-birth, and a wake-up call for slumbering revolutionaries.
The album contains many highlights, such as the opener "He's a Superstar" (sampled by Ghostface Killah with Busta Rhymes and by DJ Shadow, among others), the atmospheric masterpiece "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby" (sampled by Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def, it's a haunting hybrid of jazz, funk and soul that exemplifies the Ayers aesthetic at its most far-reaching and inventive), and "Ain't Got Time" (a track masterfully sampled by J Dilla for the production of Black Star's "Little Brother").
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out-of-print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.
1. HE'S A SUPERSTAR
2. HE AIN'T HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER
3. AIN'T GOT TIME
4. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM*
1. HE'S COMING
2. WE LIVE IN BROOKLYN BABY
3. SWEET BUTTERFLY OF LOVEç
4. SWEET TEARS
5. FIRE WEAVER
Arranged By ROY AYERS, HARRY WHITAKER*
Produced By MYRNALEAH WILLIAMS
Roy Ayers - (vibes, organ, vocals)
Sonny Fortune - (soprano sax, flute)
Samuel Brown - (guitar)
Harry Whitaker - (electric piano, vocals)
John Williams - (bass)
David Lee Jr. - (drums)
Billy Cobham - (drums, percussion)
Juma Santos - (congas)
Victoria Hospedale, Carol Smiley, Gloria Jones - (backing vocals)
Bill Cobham performs by courtesy of Columbia Records
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios
Engineer- Rudy Van Gelder
Art Director - Kats Abe
Cover Design- Kinji Nakamura, Kats Abe
Photography - Minoru Aoki
Released on December 2nd, 2022.