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Shuggie Otis details Inspiration Information/Wings of Love double album, announces tour

on January 04, 2013, 12:00pm

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As previously reported, psych-funk-R&B journeyman Shuggie Otis, the man sampled by OutKast, Beyoncé, and many more, is reissuing his 1974 album Inspiration Information coupled with a compilation of previously-unreleased music entitled Wings of Love. Along with the groovy album artwork above, Otis has unveiled the tracklists for both records and a total of 18 previously-unreleased tracks are included across both records, marking Otis’ first new music since 1974.

In a press release, rock writer Chris Campion said Wings of Love told the story of the “the romantic, lovelorn teenager, who has now grown up and matured, lived and learned, sometimes hard lessons, but never in vain.” He added, “(the album) is a time capsule of music from another age – to be precise, several ages – buried, but not forgotten, waiting for the date it can be cracked opened, pored over and appreciated. And that time is now.”

Otis has also expanded his 2013 touring schedule, adding new dates in New York, Australia, and Japan. Check out the full docket following the album tracklists.

Inspiration Information/Wings of Love is due out April 16th via Epic/Legacy. Pre-orders for the two-CD bundle are on-going.

Inspiration Information Tracklist:
01. Inspiration Information
02. Island Letter
03. Sparkle City
04. Aht Uh Mi Hed
05. Happy House
06. Rainy Day
07. XL-30
08. Pling!
09. Not Available
10. Miss Pretty *
11. Magic *
12. Things We Like To Do *
13. Castle Top Jam *

* = Previously unreleased

Wings of Love Tracklist:
01. Intro *
02. Special *
03. Give Me Something Good
04. Tryin’ To Get Close To You
05. Walkin’ Down The Country *
06. Doin’ What’s Right *
07. Wings Of Love *
08. Give Me A Chance *
09. Don’t You Run Away *
10. Fireball of Love *
11. Fawn *
12. If You’d Be Mine *
13. Black Belt Sheriff *
14. Destination You! *

* = Previously unreleased

Shuggie Otis 2013 Tour Dates:
01/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
02/23 – Mexico City, DF @ El Plaza Condesa
03/23 – Sydney, AU @ The Enmore
03/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Hammer Hall
03/26 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli Theatre
03/28-29 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
03/31 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (early)
03/31 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (late)
04/01 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (early)
04/02 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo (late)
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/18 – New York, NY @ BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
04/21 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
04/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
04/26 – Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine


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Christian Rosier
April 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

He’s also heading on tour! check the dates

Ross CMR
April 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Just stumbled upon thios really cool EPK for both upcoming Shuggie projects check it out:


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